paul skidmore andparabolos

cinematic storytelling, design, and advice

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should Christians work separate from culture or through it?

friend and former student Patrick Ryan had me on his YouTube show Across the Forge over at Cross Forge Gaming. we talked about the precarious subjects of Christians in the film industry, Christian films, and

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design isn’t what something looks like

if a friend told me he’d picked up a rusted, busted refrigerator on the side of the road, took it home, and put all his food in it, i’d worry about him. ”it’s okay,” he’d

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Who am I? is one of the most painful and penetrating questions. And the fairy tale assures us, regardless of our gender, "You are the younger son. You are the true princess. You are the

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story is everything

i'm listening to a gentleman play "Piano Man" on an acoustic guitar. story is NOT everything.

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the expiration date on “sensitivity”

"the more you noodle this over, the more meaningless this seemingly thoughtful gesture becomes." - Jeff Jensen, EW.com   (h/t Kevin Mathis and Plugged-In)

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two psalms

psalm 23 comforting. peaceful. serene. psalm 39 lost. distraught. pleading. two different scenes. two different attitudes. two different tones. two different emotions. one author. David.   (more…)

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who’s the most important person in the filmmaking process?

the producer? the writer? the director? (more…)

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