The driving force behind Churchfilm.net is the deep desire to create a community of church filmmakers learning and growing together. Film is an extraordinary medium, and it’s one most of us will spend a lifetime learning to master. A making film for churches presents an even more unique set of challenges and opportunities. We believe […]

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I’ve produced a lot of God story films. The team at Hope, where I work, produces around a hundred a year (that’s not a typo, they work hard). With all these films I’ve noticed a trend: Stories that don’t work are stories that don’t connect emotionally. One reason they don’t connect is there is no conflict. […]

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Christopher Nolan’s Inception is one of the best films in the history of the medium. It’s a masterpiece operating on more levels than we even have time to cover in this article. But what if I told you if could completely change the way you approach church filmmaking forever? Follow me on this one for […]

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When working in church filmmaking one of the main areas we wrestle with is balancing the need to create projects that emotionally engage viewers while also needing to simply inform them. Ministry leaders are looking for media that produces a specific result, and while most of those leaders know on some level that telling a story […]

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You might be thinking… Drone registration? Why do I need to register my drone? What are the chances I get caught? We had a detective show up at one of the filmmakers on our team’s house after someone reported seeing  a drone flying it over a city building. So it happens. Most people don’t realize that […]

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By nature, filmmaking is a fairly behind-the-scenes endeavor. Most film producers I know actually go to great lengths to stay out of the camera’s eye. Add to that the servant’s attitude that most of us in ministry strive to maintain, and you have a recipe for someone with a healthy disdain for the spotlight. Which […]

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This month’s film contest will focus on God Stories. Maybe your church calls them testimony videos, life-change videos or just stories. Contest Rules: Submit films for evaluation. Be sure to submit to the category of “God Stories” A total score of 0-10 will be awarded in each of the five categories listed below Narrative Structure Cinematography Audio […]

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If Film Directors/Art Directors/Creative Directors were members of a band I think they would play bass. Why? Although it’s relatively easy to learn to play bass, it’s rare that people put in the time to become exceptional. Most people don’t remember the name of the bassist and that’s okay. Bassists aren’t in it for the glory, but if they do […]

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