Friday, November 5, 2010

San Antonio - Part 3 (Film Academy)

The film academy was an intense time of learning, inspiration, fun, and so much more! It's hard to describe it. It was only three days long, but the amount of information and inspiration they packed into those three days was huge!

I wasn't sure exactly what to expect, but it exceed any expectations I might have had, and more!

Some of my highlights were:

~Kirk Cameron's session on acting

~Geoff Botkin's session on script writing (that was really awesome)

~ Doug Phillips sessions on filmmaking and a correct worldview

~Stephen Kendrick's talk on directing

~Getting to preview a few scenes from "Courgageous" (by the way, it's AMAZING, and the minute it come out, you all should see it! :)

I really came away from the academy with a new appreciation for film, and the impact a well made film can have on the culture. I've felt strongly for some time that Christians should be more involved in our culture, in more areas than the "typical Christian ministry areas." It was so exciting to see the vision that these men have for taking back our culture!

I'm really excited about being a part of making Christian films, and having a higher standard for everything we do! I'm so sick of lame Christian films that are always second rate. I think we're finally realizing that we don't have to always be a step behind the world in things. That as Christians, we should be striving for the best in everything we do, for the glory of God!

I got to spend some quality time with this guy during some of the sessions. :) He was so good though, I hardly missed anything!
We ate most of our meals at the food court in the mall. It was amusing, actually. They do things quite differently there: the vendors are constantly encouraging and badgering you to accept their samples, and buy food from them. You can walk along in front of each of their counters, and almost get filled up just from the free samples. :)

Stephen; Daniel; Jeffrey Griffith (our stuntman from Accountable)

I spent most of my time with these guys. :)


  1. I absolutely agree with you about us as Christians doing more for the Christian film industry. I'm sure you and Stephen are going to make a huge impact in film :)

  2. I'm so glad you posted these, I loved reading a little more than just the captions on fb. =) It looks like an incredible experience and I am SO glad you guys got to do it.
    Makes me want to go to Texas. Oh and when we arrived in Honolulu, we had a very similar experience to your shuttle experience. =)