Thursday, February 25, 2010

February Meeting - RECAP

At this meeting the focus was to film several TV commercials for Hope Pregnancy Center (in Bryan, TX.) Friday evening we had a DCFM meeting and voted in new DCFM officers!

NEW DCFM Officership:
President: John Vines
VP/Treasure: Truett Billups
Secretary: Heidi Click

Saturday we filmed three 1 minute commercials.

Discussing framing for a shot in Commercial #1

Used a wheelchair as a make-shift dolly for a "tracking shot" in the Hope Center lobby :)

"Knock, knock"

Filming in a dorm room for Commercial #2

Stay tuned, links to the videos will be posted soon!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

February DCFM Meeting

Please contact our secretary to RSVP and get directions.

Bryan, TX will be the location for this month's meeting. Friday (19th) will be an important business meeting for DCFM members and on Saturday (20th) we will filming two 30 second commercials for the Hope Pregnancy Center located in Bryan. Hope to see you there!

Friday, January 29, 2010

January Meeting - RECAP


We had some good laughs watching The Studio and also The Studio Bloopers.

"Speaking of aliens, where's your cat?"

Stacie and John-Clay discussing video projects.

Matthew and Adam appear to be listening to an intriguing story...or lame joke :)


John Vines led the devotion Saturday morning and then also gave a great presentation about how advertising can effect our worldview.

Stacie Jones presented an opportunity for the group to produce two 30 second commercials for Hope Pregnancy Center in Bryan, TX. It was unanimously vote in as DCFM's next project and filming is scheduled for February.

Matthew Bradley (DCFM V.P.) led the rest of the day's agenda, which involved reflecting on past projects and prayer for God's will concerning future of DCFM as a group and future DCFM projects.

Laptops are real handy at DCFM meetings.

Caleb Simmons joined the group Saturday afternoon to "see what DCFM is all about." Visitors are always welcome!

Several "regular attenders" are filling out application forms to become "official members" of DCFM.

All three were voted in! Mollie Reeder, Stacie Jones, and Heidi Fischer are now members of DCFM!

HA! Now we have documented proof of everyone who was at the DCFM meeting in January 2010!
(not sure why that's such a dramatic just is)

John-Clay giving a quick demonstration of how to draw a "top down" of scene locations.

A "top down" is basically a map of a top-down view of your location and select camera angles and action paths.
(click the image for a larger view)

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

January DCFM Meeting

If you are planning to come, you can RSVP and get directions by clicking here.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Christian Filmmaker Holiday Contest!

"December 28 at 8:00AM filmmakers around the world will be producing a one-minute story on video. Twelve hours later they will upload their video to YouTube. Entries will be judged on Story, Cinematography, Sound, Performance and Editing. The winner gets $500."

Click Here for more info!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

TONIGHT: The Mysterious Islands Premiere in Dallas, Texas!

The Mysterious Islands Road Trip Concludes With Tonight's Premiere in Dallas, Texas!The screening will be held on Wednesday, 16th at theLakewood Theater Door opens at 6:30 p.m., and the 100-minute film will start at 7:00. Following the screening, there will be a short Q and A with filmmakers and crew, along with a poster and picture signing with the cast and crew.

The cost of the evening's premiere is $10 per family, or $5 for individuals. Space is limited. You must R.S.V.P. to reserve your seats.

Click Here to reserve your seats and view directions.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

The Studio

The Studio: A short comedy from DCFM.
To watch the video in full HD, click here.

Please leave a comment with your thoughts, we love feedback!


Tuesday, December 8, 2009

December Meeting

Has DCFM fallen off the face of the earth, never to be heard from again? Absolutely not! We're still here and we're still having meetings! We decided that the group needed a short project that would 1) get everyone back on their feet again, and 2) be a prep project for some hopefully bigger projects down the road.

At this meeting we put our heads together and came up with a story idea, and wrote the rough draft of an 8 page script titled, The Studio. In the weeks following, we refined the script, solidified the cast, and finalized the technical, and edible details.

We began filming on Fri night Oct. 23. Around 2pm we took a 3-4hr break to catch a little shut eye and ended up wrapping up around 3pm Sat. afternoon. It was quite an undertaking but we all survived...and managed to have some fun in the process! Post production took place in the next few weeks.

And then people's schedules got crazy! We ended up post-poning the meeting till Dec. 4-5th.

People's schedules were still crazy, nonetheless a handful of us got together to hold our last meeting of the year. Several of the topics we discussed were making nominations for next year's DCFM officership, how to improve communication through the blog and forums, we had a session on the "why's and how to's of editing," and also the premiere showing of the DCFM short film The Studio.

The Studio will be available for viewing online within the next couple of days, so be sure to check back soon! Also, you can join the new DCFM page on Facebook, and then be sure to check out The Studio page as well.

Friday, September 18, 2009

DCFM Meets Again! -- September Info

Dear Friends of DCFM,

The summer has now past. And, so has our hiatus. As promised, we're back!!

We still have several projects in pocket at the moment. So, we'll be performing a practicum in film production over the next quarter in order to gain the tech savvy and chemistry necessary to perform well under the pressures of production. Therefore, we'll be beginning with story ideas. Prepare to write and plan.

September's meeting will begin with a fellowship dinner around 6ish on Friday the 25th and will continue with the actual meeting the next morning, Saturday, September 26th at 9am. Mollie R and her family have opened their home to us, so we will be congregating at their house.

If you have any questions or need directions, please feel free to contact Heidi Michelle at heidimichelle [at] dallaschristianfilmmakers [dot] org. We look forward to seeing you there!!

We eat...
(We love food. There WILL be food at the meeting--Promise.)

We work...

We eat.... (did I say we eat?)

...and enjoy great fellowship...

So we eat, work, fellowship, make films...

...uhh, and if we have issues we deal with them... *cough* what we do, love one another, and pray to be world-changers...

Come join us!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

DCFM meeting April 24-25th!

Yes sir! It is time for yet another fun and stimulating DCFM meeting! We will be having a fellowship this upcoming Friday (April 24th, 6pm-???), and a meeting on Saturday (April 25th, 9am-3pm). Email Evan at if you are coming, and (if you are not on the mailing list) he can provide you with directions.

At this meeting we will prepare for the shoot in May for our upcoming short film "The Junkyard". If you had an assignment for this meeting, please come prepared.

I am really looking forward to seeing everyone!