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SFM 2017 - Learning to Tell God's Stories

So here we are three-quarters through lecture phase of the SFM and fresh off the back of two incredible weeks learning the art of documentary film making. 

In Week Eight we had visiting guest speaker Ken with us from the Wollongong YWAM base on the east coast of Australia. Ken not only shared with us the essential elements of creating a good documentary, but he brought an incredible testimony of the faithfulness of God that he has seen as he has submitted his life and his plans to Jesus.

That submission has resulted in the powerful and anointed ministry of Create International Emerge, Ken’s ministry which consistently produces powerful films which communicate the real-life stories of regular people spreading the Gospel and seeing radical fruit as a result. It was amazing having Ken with us, sharing his stories and inspiring us deeply as a result.

Then last week in Week Nine, we put that inspiration and information into practice to create an actual mini-documentary here on the base, focused around our Performing Arts ministry, First Fruit Productions. All those tips on planning, interviews, camera angles, b-roll, and storytelling were put into practice by our team of enthusiastic students in an all-or-nothing rollercoaster of documentary production.

They worked so hard, and the results are awesome! We’ll be sharing the film soon—it’s definitely a gem that we will be using here on base, and in the wider community. Go girls!

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