As many of you know, I was homeschooled all the way through graduation. It was a truly wonderful experience, and if I could go back I wouldn’t do it any differently.
Several years ago, I made a video that was a sort of tongue-in-cheek look at homeschooling and the supposed hazards thereof. It was called Dangers of Homeschooling. It wasn’t my best video, and I’m a little embarrassed about it now, so in 2013 I resolved to make a sequel that would be much better. It was about the time I started this blog, actually.
A couple of weeks ago, we finished shooting the main scenes for my new dramatic short film, Stolen Voices. If you’ve ever seen any of the videos my brother and I make, this will basically be nothing like those.
It’s longer–about ten minutes instead of the usual three to five. It’s hopefully much better in terms of production quality, due to the talented filmmakers I had helping me. Also, it is not funny.
“I don’t really like Christian movies. The acting is SO terrible!”
I can’t tell you how much I’ve heard people expressing their dislike of Christian movies with variations on this sentence. I guess it makes sense. Independent Christian movies are made on a much smaller budget than their Hollywood counterparts. Actors are quite often drawn from a small pool that includes friends, family, church members, and that nice bald guy from the local Home Depot.
Sooo, I know I promised a post for this week that would be a follow-up to last week’s post on the problem I have with Christian books and movies. However, I’ve had a crazy week of playing music and hanging out with friends in Missouri, teaching my music students, and getting ready to perform at the North Texas Irish Festival this weekend.
I have a problem with Christian books and movies. Mostly, I don’t like them.
Several weeks ago, I heard that some politicians with nothing better to do were working on a bill that would make the high-five the official state greeting of Missouri.
It would be the first official state greeting of any state, actually.
I found that pretty amusing, and after some brainstorming with my family and a couple of friends, I wrote the script for this video rightchere: