CFA: 12:15 P.M. - 10/25
They're doing a question and answer session before conclusion:
Question #1: Would it be advised to purchase equipment, or rent/lease that equipment for a particular project.A few final notes, as it is now time for the lunch break:
Answer #1: If you're doing a lot of productions, buy your gear. If you're only doing a few, rent your gear. More on this tomorrow.
Question #2: How do I learn to make films with the same quality as Hollywood, without having to learn those skills through men and women who are incredibly hostile to Christianity?
Short Answer #2: That's what the vision of the Christian Film Academy and San Antonio Independent Christian Film Festival is all about. Next year, a book will come out called "Outside Hollywood." There's the CD series from last year's festival, and the CD series from this year. There's the Film Academy, which will continue to develop through the year.
Also, identify upright and Christian filmmakers and apprentice underneath them. Mentorship under noble men, who are godly Christians, and who will not divorce their faith from their methodology, is better than a college degree. You exchange your time and energy for their expertise and wisdom.
A lot of attendees have said that their ultimate goal is to make a feature-length film. Mr. Botkins makes this good point: "Study your Bible every day, so that you'll be ready to make the feature film." It seems simplistic or trite, but that truly is incredibly important.
Mr. Phillips alerts attendees of an exciting addition to the San Antonio Independent Christian Film Festival next year. A 24-hour film competition among attendees.