Free ebook: Using Film in Christian Communication
Moving pictures have captivated audiences since their invention. Whether to capture reality or create an alternate narrative, film has taken us on a fascinating journey during the last century.
Now, many of us carry in our pockets a phone capable of shooting acceptable color video just any time we want. Users of YouTube add 48 hours of video every minute! What would the Lumière brothers have made of this?
It is one thing to watch films, but another to really understand the medium and the way it communicates. And because film is an integral part of our culture, this is essential. Furthermore, we believe it is a vital starting point for evangelism.
Tony Watkins is a culture-watcher and his new 16-page ebook is a very readable introduction to understanding film and worldviews.
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The Story of Film: TV series
UK’s Channel 4 has produced an epic 15-part documentary series The Story of Film: An Odyssey. In UK, screenings started 3 September on More 4. Look out for showings in your country – it will surely be syndicated very widely. Past episodes are viewable on Channel 4′s website and YouTube, but sadly restricted to UK viewers: Episode 1, though users of a Virtual Private Network, which does not identify itself by country, can view this video. Trailer:
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