Fury

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Fury

Gritty, raw, tense. FURY, written and directed by David Ayer, is the tale of members of a WWII Sherman tank crew that have seen the horrors of war through many battles. Brad Pitt plays “Wardaddy” the patriarch figure and sergeant in charge of the tank and its crew. Shia LaBeouf portrays “Bible” a scripture spouting […]

God’s Not Dead

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God’s Not Dead

The premise of God’s Not Dead is a good one: a college student is challenged by a professor to stand up for his faith and “prove” that God is not dead. There are other storylines that weave throughout the film and intersect, but the main focus is definitely on this student’s challenge. The cheese factor […]

Good Idea, Bad Idea: The Creative Process

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Good Idea, Bad Idea: The Creative Process

I do not see the bad ideas as actually bad – they’re a catalyst for making things excellent. Every brainstorming meeting is guaranteed to generate at least 3 horrible ideas. Go with it. Expect it. Embrace it. Then tweak and combine them with the other good ideas to make that one killer idea that will […]

Good. Fast. Cheap.

Good. Fast. Cheap.

Choose Two I work in a field where people have an expectation that they will get a project done good, fast, and cheap. The reality is that you really only get to choose two. If you want it good and fast, it definitely won’t be cheap. If you want it good and cheap, it certainly […]

Upcoming Films

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Upcoming Films

Yeah, I’m really looking forward to these…and several more. Should be fun! Which are you looking forward to?

Gravity

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Gravity

AT 372 MILES ABOVE THE EARTH THERE IS NOTHING TO CARRY SOUND NO AIR PRESSURE NO OXYGEN LIFE IN SPACE IS IMPOSSIBLE That is the silent intro to Alfonso Cuaron’s film, Gravity. There are no opening credits, just the awesome spectacle of the earth in the vastness of space. The camera slowly approaches a space […]

Is Media Literacy Important?

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Is Media Literacy Important?

We take pride in our family that we teach media literacy. The fact that our kids are growing up with the ability to discern and interpret all of the info that is coming before their eyes, is reassuring to say the least. Do they understand everything, of course not, they’re still kids. BUT, they have […]

31 Survivors in 31 Days

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31 Survivors in 31 Days

Here’s a video I edited and compiled. It was shot by myself, my co-worker Zaq Whitnack, and Noah Love. There are some more edits I’m going to make, but I’m pretty proud of the result so far.