I attended the SONscreen | Ignite Film Workshop sponsored by the Florida Conference Communication Department on August 13-14, 2016. At this two-day event, excellent speakers covered every aspect of filmmaking for professional and local church use. This was the second year that my mother, Kathy, and I attended.
I am pleased to say that I was a member of the 2016 Mini Movie Challenge winning team. Our group consisted of members of my New Port Richey media team, a Florida Conference teacher from Altamonte Springs, and an actress from Fort Pierce, Florida.
During the workshop, we learned some great lighting techniques and networked with other attendees to improve what we were already doing in New Port Richey. We are using ideas we learned in the breakout sessions during our Sabbath School and church presentations.
My mother is working with her Adventist Christian Academy third- and fourth-grade classes on photography, and they are making a short film based on a modern day parable. Creating a desire to use media to further Christ’s message has become a part of the Bible program in her classroom.
Thanks to some of the people we met at the workshop, we are also using media and drama with the school choir that my mother conducts. We are striving to impact others and share the Gospel message with as many people as possible.
Florida | January 2017