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Posted by on Dec 3, 2015 in Filmmaking | 12 comments

More Dangers of Homeschooling

More Dangers of Homeschooling

 

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. 

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Posted by on Sep 3, 2015 in Filmmaking | 30 comments

Behind the Scenes of My New Short Film!

Behind the Scenes of My New Short Film!

 

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.

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Posted by on Mar 12, 2015 in Faith in Writing, Filmmaking | 21 comments

The Problem with Christian Movies (It’s Not the Acting)

The Problem with Christian Movies (It’s Not the Acting)

 

“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. 

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Posted by on Jun 2, 2014 in Filmmaking | 35 comments

Awkward State Greetings–The Making Of

Awkward State Greetings–The Making Of

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:

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