Monthly Archives: September 2012

WWJF – What Would Jesus Film? (WWYF)

Today ends a pretty rough 3 weeks for me and for many who watched as the Libyan US Diplomatic Post in Benghazi became a spectacle of abuse by radical Islamist warriors against the “colonialist regime” better known as the United States of Amerigo Vespucci (more on that later). As to whether Islamist militants are more colonialist and exploitative than any other force to reside on planet Earth (America, notwithstanding) – that’s another post altogether.

So here’s what I’ve been working on – 4 episodes (use the little “playlist” nav to zip thru the videos) in reverse order of appearance 1. “Dishonorable Disclosures” 2. “O, Jerusalem” 3. “9-11-2012” (Benghazi-Gate) and 4. “Iran: Awaiting a Red Line” ->

It ain’t cinema, but it pays the bills and keeps the Republic’s heart beating! And it’s content that’s rather disturbing, I’ll admit. Hence, my going deep with YHWH lately.. questioning the depths of my faith in Him. Do I trust YHWH Yeshua to do true justice in the Earth?

Remember, regarding heaven’s “scroll” for the judgement of the nations..

Revelation of Yeshua 5:1-7 (WEB) I saw, in the right hand of Him who sat on the throne, a book written inside and outside, sealed shut with seven seals. I saw a mighty angel proclaiming with a loud voice, “Who is worthy to open the book, and to break its seals?” No one in heaven above, or on the earth, or under the earth, was able to open the book, or to look in it. And I wept much, because no one was found worthy to open the book, or to look in it. One of the elders said to me, “Don’t weep. Behold, the Lion who is of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has overcome; He who opens the book and its seven seals.”

I saw in the midst of the throne and of the four living creatures, and in the midst of the elders, a Lamb standing, as though it had been slain, having seven horns, and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God, sent out into all the earth. Then He came, and he took it out of the right hand of Him who sat on the throne.

So, with the events of late, which have emphasized the rising tide of an “Islamic Caliphate” (global government strictly adhering to Islamic Shariah Law) throughout the Earth, and having recently studied (and recorded a reading of) the book of Zechariah, I’m more convinced – more than ever before – that we, as a planet, will need heaven’s justice to save us.

There is no other salvation. Period.

So what would Jesus (Yeshua) film at this time in history? Or, really, if He were alive at ANY time and had a camera in hand and crew attending, what would He film?

Would He not film at all and simply kick back and play video games on His iPhone?

Would He write scripts about romantic comedies with no abiding values communicated (some actually seriously impact – and proclaim with Scripture!)…

Or would He write an epic sci-fact thriller which would rattle the bones and transform lives from the core outwards. (Hint: this is where I’m headed, for what it’s worth)

So… I ask you.

What would Jesus Film?

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Panasonic GH3 Causing Stir

I think the Panasonic GH3, Panny’s newest micro-four-thirds-style shooter, made it through the birth canal today and is now learning to walk! Altho this review is based on a pre-release model, they’re super close to release and the specs shouldn’t change much.

Panny announced the GH3 – an “m43” mirrorless camera akin to it’s big brother (albeit physically smaller), the GH2. And it looks pretty awesome!

What’s the benefit of having a mirrorless setup?

  • through the lense electronic viewfinder
  • no mirrors to slow things down
  • no variance between what the cmos chip and what the viewfinder see…
  • lighter weight
  • oldey (but goody) lenses that are “pokey” and would (normally) bump into mirrors.. don’t.
  • among other things!

And, if it’s any where near as sweet as my FULLY HACKED GH2 (apparently the GH3 will come with a 72mps “hack” (dutifully borrowed from Russian hacker, Vitaly Kiselev, to whom we are all grateful)… which is too sweet for words. (Now if Panasonic would only open up their firmware to be open source…)

Enough geek talk!

Here’s good ‘ol wunderkind, friend-to-the-indy-filmmaker Philip Bloom‘s first go at the cam as he hung out with co-shooter (ASC), Bruce Logan (who wrote, directed and co-shot the short):

Panasonic GH3 launch film: Genesis from Philip Bloom on Vimeo.

 

Complete with BTS! (Thanks, Philip!)

Panasonic GH3: Behind the scenes from Philip Bloom on Vimeo.

 

Zacuto (home of the Great Camera Shootout) has give us this little look here –

Zacuto’s First Look at the Panasonic Lumix GH3 from Steve Weiss on Vimeo.

 

 

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200 Facebook Likes!

Wow! 200 Facebook likes is actually a BIG deal to me! I mean you guys have clicked on a REALLY funky named page, you DO know that, don’t you!! I believe the movie, Passion of the Christ by Mel Gibson (God, grant him peace) did a LOT to change world perception of the NAME of our Savior, YESHUA (Jesus), but I wasn’t satisfied with just one film! Why can’t EVERY film made by believers in Yeshua glorify Him, His name, His ways, His book, His future, His past… you get the point…


So I’m not quite sure what this 200 means except that this site and the corresponding Facebook page is PURELY a labor of love.. an overflow.. and this number just struck me as being a significant amount of people interested in seeing FILM that really focuses on Yeshua (Jesus) … and whatever happens is all good with me.

You see, I’m truly, madly, deeply in love with Yeshuati (my Yeshua – my Jesus). These sites – Twitter.com/MMASFYFacebook.com/MMASFYMMASFY.com – are where I endeavor to share both practical and spiritual aspects of making films that GLORIFY Him.

I believe we cannot just mention Him in our films.. but, truly, we should devote our lives to lifting up the grandeur, glory, and grace of His name – Yeshua (Jesus)! His name means SALVATION, you know. Because He IS salvation and there is NONE like Him!

He is Salvation for all of the Earth…
salvation for that broken littel girl who was sold or stolen into the slave trade…
salvation for tiny Israel in the midst of her broken sinfulness and in the midst of a sea of tyranny and hate…
and salvation for you, your family, your neighborhood, your city… 

because King Yeshua, the King of the Jews, is MIGHTY to save!!!

If I can inpsire or encourage just one of you to write a script that unveils reality – the reality of WHO HE IS – Sustainer of EVERYTHING… then I have done my work with this “soul sound” (don’t like the word, “brand”) – the Movie Makers and Shakers for Yeshua!

That’s what we’re all about – glorifying Yeshua with NEW LIGHT from an OLD BOOK!

We’re not about being better at secular films than the unbelieving.

We want to UNLEASH the eternal realm to those who don’t yet believe! That’s why we make movies.. that’s what we long to see! We long to see souls of individuals who don’t yet know Him shaken to the core – as they sit and watch our films in movie theaters or watch on their phones while they fly the friendly skies – with the REALITY of WHO HE IS.

Because if you don’t know Yeshua (Jesus).. it’s kind of a big deal! He who is the King of the Universe is also the friend of Sinners and King over the kings of this Earth.

So THANK YOU – all 200 of you – for hangin’ around to find out about filmmaking and YESHUA! He’s worth every second of our devotion in this fallen state.. cos our hearts will get a kickstart into the deeper realms of glory for the eternal side!

And please let me know what you think about this vision! The first one to leave me a comment here on this blog post gets the grand prize of a poem of encouragement in my own handwriting! (Wewhew! But, really… seriously.. I think you’ll dig it!) (And don’t give me your address info in the post.. private message me on facebook, ok?)

Imagine a future filled with the love of the Creator that gives us the innocent children made in His image. It’s easy if you crack open the #1 bestseller of all time (the Bible) and read the Gospel of John!

1st Corinthians 2:9 just as it is written, “Things that no eye has seen, or ear heard, or mind imagined, are the things God has prepared for those who love him.”

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