Even though I haven’t personally delved much into filmmaking, I’m a huge fan of the independent Christian film industry – one of the reasons that I’m sponsoring the Pajama School Promo Contest. There are lots of fabulous resources available for those who are interested in this industry, but I wanted to point out a few that I’ve come across recently:
CJ Powers on Screenwriting – Of all the aspects of film production, screenwriting is the one that interests me the most. I’ve done quite a bit of script writing and find that a lot of the underlying principles are the same.This interview, posted by Nathaniel Bluedorn, is worth re-reading multiple times, as there is much to be gleaned from it. Especially note Mr. Powers’ assessment of collaboration among Christian filmmakers and the comparison of how many hours industry professionals spend practicing their craft, versus the time investment of Christian indie filmmakers. Definitely some food for thought!
Cloud Ten Pictures Blog – Run by Eric S. Highland, Public Relations and Social Networking guy for Cloud Ten Pictures, this blog is chock-full of practical and helpful tips for aspiring filmmakers. Be sure to get in on his latest “How YOUR IDEA Makes it to the BIG SCREEN” series. You’ll also want to check out the HOSFU site – a treasure trove of resources for independent Christian filmmakers!
Christian Filmmakers – With over 1,500 members, the Christian Filmmakers Forums are a great place to connect with like-minded filmmakers and share ideas. Topics include: Events and News, Reviews and Critiques, Music and Sound, Producing and Directing, and much more!
I’m sure there are many more great resources available. If you know of any, feel free to leave them in the comments below!
And remember, you can win a great giveaway package by helping promote the Pajama School Promo Contest. 🙂