Maximizing Media for Short-Term Mission Biblical Values Is it Biblical to use media in missions? Short Answer: Yes

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  • Maximizing Media for Short-Term Mission Biblical Values Is it Biblical to use media in missions? Short Answer: Yes
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  • Maximizing Media for Short-Term Mission Biblical Values Throughout history, stories have been used to pass on events, both corporate and personal
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  • Maximizing Media for Short-Term Mission Biblical Values It is the same when we use media; we are telling stories using an electronic medium.
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  • Maximizing Media for Short-Term Mission Biblical Values It is an account of events or experiences. What is story?
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  • Maximizing Media for Short-Term Mission Biblical Values The more important question would be: Whose story are we telling?
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  • Maximizing Media for Short-Term Mission Biblical Values Media can have great impact on missions But it can also be used to distort and disgrace
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  • Maximizing Media for Short-Term Mission Biblical Values Distort: We can use media to promote our agenda and our view. Disgrace: We can use media to take credit for everything and leave the Fathers work completely out of the picture.
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  • Maximizing Media for Short-Term Mission Biblical Values What should our ultimate goal be in missions media? be in missions media?
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  • Maximizing Media for Short-Term Mission Biblical Values Matthew 5:14-16 14 You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.
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  • Maximizing Media for Short-Term Mission Biblical Values Yes, we can show fun clips, use in your face music, zip pans, and the whole works, but our goal should not be to overwhelm an audience. Our goal should be to reveal the Father. We can let our light shine and even make films about it, but ultimately, let it point to and give glory to the Father in heaven. A Guide For Mission Filmmaking A Guide For Mission Filmmaking Mission Maker Magazine 2006 Mission Maker Magazine 2006
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  • Maximizing Media for Short-Term Mission Biblical Values So how do we glorify God with media? To see our media as His media.
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  • Maximizing Media for Short-Term Mission Biblical Values Whos story do we tell: Ours, theirs and ultimately HIS
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  • Maximizing Media for Short-Term Mission Cultural Guidelines How do we make films in and among foreign cultures?
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  • Maximizing Media for Short-Term Mission Cultural Guidelines
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  • 1) Understand we are outsiders -Leave our world view and identity at home identity at home -Come as a learner
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  • Maximizing Media for Short-Term Mission Cultural Guidelines 2) Gain Trust -Describe your purpose for being there being there -Make connections through established relationships established relationships -Be patient and always ask for approval before shooting for approval before shooting
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  • Maximizing Media for Short-Term Mission Cultural Guidelines 3) Practical Ideas -Travel with a cultural insider -Move about (when appropriate) with equipment exposed with equipment exposed -Know the culture -Dress and act appropriate -I do not pay for filming, but will buy from or bless but will buy from or bless
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  • Maximizing Media for Short-Term Mission Cultural Guidelines We must remember that they are not only meeting us, but, they are meeting a follower of Christ, an American, a friend of a local ministry or organization. Leave a good witness
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  • Maximizing Media for Short-Term Mission Volunteers Understand that finding volunteers is tuff and commit to stick with it
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  • Maximizing Media for Short-Term Mission Volunteers also understand that without someone producing media on your trip, you will lack a key component for an effective presentation and memory making.
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  • Maximizing Media for Short-Term Mission Volunteers 1) Make a decision to commit and invest -Pay their way (or discount) -Equip them with training -Equip them with resources -Try them on local projects
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  • Maximizing Media for Short-Term Mission Volunteers 2) Who should i invest in? Should talent be the first priority for missions filmmaking?
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  • Maximizing Media for Short-Term Mission Volunteers 2) Who should i invest in? No, because it is a story we are trying to tell. Those who understand the story will tell it best.
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  • Maximizing Media for Short-Term Mission Volunteers 3) How do i discern the next Spieldberg? -Look first for a heart to serve -Look for someone who understands story understands story -When you find them, encourage and support them and support them
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  • Maximizing Media for Short-Term Mission Maximizing Media 1) Develop budgets for media equipment 2) Plan for media distribution
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  • Maximizing Media for Short-Term Mission Maximizing Media JD Lasica in Darknet: Hollywoods War Against the Digital Generation Media will change more in the next five years than it has in the past 50 years
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  • Maximizing Media for Short-Term Mission Maximizing Media Distribution, getting people to see it, will only get more important with time
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  • Maximizing Media for Short-Term Mission Maximizing Media Traditional Distribution: Event Playback
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  • Maximizing Media for Short-Term Mission Maximizing Media Distribution in the digital age: Web viewing and download Kiosk Pod cast Digital media players PDA Cell phones Theater Rentals
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  • Maximizing Media for Short-Term Mission Maximizing Media Whatever you do create vibe (positive emotion and feeling)
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  • Maximizing Media for Short-Term Mission Maximizing Media Its getting easier to create avenues of distribution, take time to understand them and use them.
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  • Maximizing Media for Short-Term Mission Maximizing Media
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  • Maximizing Media for Short-Term Mission Bethlehem Baptist Changes in me as a filmmaker -Calling myself a filmmaker -Documentary style -Letterbox -Narration/Sub-titles -Netflix -MN IFP
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  • Maximizing Media for Short-Term Mission Bethlehem Baptist Changes at Bethlehem Baptist -Film vs. Video as a term -Presentations to the staff -First Friday Films
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  • Maximizing Media for Short-Term Mission Bethlehem Baptist How Bethlehem Baptist uses media -Youth & Missions have equipment -BBC media workstation -Offering training -Youth STM give away media
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  • Maximizing Media for Short-Term Mission Bethlehem Baptist Resources: www.witness.org (training manual) www.dvxuser.com (user forum) www.digitaljuice.com (stock footage/graphics) www.vistaprint.com (cheap printing/postcards)
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  • Maximizing Media for Short-Term Mission Project Samples Eyes on India 2005
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  • Maximizing Media for Short-Term Mission Project Samples Eyes on India 2005
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  • Maximizing Media for Short-Term Mission Project Samples Myanmar 2003
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  • Maximizing Media for Short-Term Mission Project Samples YWAM KL Base Music Montage Stock Footage 2005
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  • Maximizing Media for Short-Term Mission Project Samples BBC Youth STM Mexico 2004
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  • Maximizing Media for Short-Term Mission Stay Tuned: www.mediaserveintl.org