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30+ years film making.
630+ gospel videos.
One central story.
Timeless words of hope.

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Filming in Sydney

Filming in Sydney

June 16, 2019 We've just spent a successful weekend in Sydney, taking the opportunity to film at three locations on the Sydney harbour foreshore. The weather was perfect, the script we hope thought provoking, with good lighting. However, the one disconcerting element we had to contend with was the harbour background noise.

Aircraft, boats, traffic, trains and a general cacophony that will probably be difficult to edit out. On one of our shoots, a little boy in a spiderman suit gleefully ran unwittingly in front of the camera. 

We also filmed the sermon message shared at the first Church of God (Seventh Day) Sabbath service in Sydney. The new BMD 4k cinema camera worked very well, with its only criticism being its default battery life for on-location film work.

Keep an eye out for more new, upcoming gospel videos, as well as regular live-streaming of Sabbath services.

We've also recently taken delivery of a BMD WebPresenter, enabling better quality video livestreaming. Over the past few months, we've been livestreaming Sabbath worship services from Mundaring in Western Australia, and even though we've been using a low quality Samsung tablet, we've had several hundred people login each Sabbath, with many more during the following week. General feedback has been quite positive.

So, with some experimentation and a desire to improve the quality of our services, we'll continue livestreaming via Facebook and YouTube, in faith, that just one more person is encouraged and strengthened in Christ.

User feedback from live streaminghas been helpful, whether it's regarding audio quality, comments about pre-service chitchat, or appreciative about the content itself.

So join us on a Saturday morning at 10:30am Western Australia time. (At the moment, please choose the Facebook Livestreaming option, as the Youtube option is still being developed).

May 2019 We are currently refurbishing our film studio in Western Australia, adding another cinema camera, as well as working on better lighting. By God's grace and providence, we've just uploaded our 631st gospel video.

The cameras we've been using in our more recent films has been the Canon EOS 80D, the BMD Cinema Camera 2.5k, and we now have a new BMD Pocket Cinema Camera 4K on order. This will allow us to film each clip from multiple angles. Over the past two decades, we've used a variety of cameras, including some old VHS cameras, various prosumer video cameras including Canon and Sony, as well as a range of DSLRs. But, whether originally written on parchment, printed in ink, or conveyed by digital film, it's the same timeless message that centres on Jesus Christ.

We're all aware of the role that media plays in our lives. With the continual roll-out of better and faster connectivity throughout the world, and noting the windows of opportunity that still exist in the "free world", whether written on parchment or conveyed in bytes and bits, the follower of Christ has a commission and mandate to share the good news everywhere - to the ends of the earth.

We invite you to partner with us in this labour. Please pray that the LORD of the harvest would call and commission many more disciples, who with fervent vision and Christ-centred identity, embrace with diligence the work of supporting this and other ministries. We need capable media producers, presenters, researchers and those skilled in apologetics who can speak into this generation's greatest need. We need those who are prepared to sacrifice in the name of Jesus so that one more person may hear the good news. More than that, Jesus wants you to step up into his vision.

Someone once asked me, "Why all this effort into sharing the gospel?" I suppose it's a fair question, given declining church attendances throughout the Christian community amidst the rise of secularism. How would you answer? Perhaps mine would be: "Taste and see that the LORD is good!"