Motion

Skip Moody will be the guest speaker at the NCWA January 10th meeting.

Motion: Any movement or change in position or place.

I have found over the past few years that movement is necessary. You can have the best script ever, but if you never put things in motion your script will sit, and continue to sit. I’m so glad that God has given us a vision to run with, for I have found many visions will not run by themselves.

I heard that making a film is like running a 30 day marathon. I found some truth in this on past projects. Many hours are spent from location to location, from set to set, and back again. Days begin to blend together, and a full night’s sleep is simply a drifting fantasy. Yes, I can hardly wait for it to begin again.

Where are we now? Technically we are in what you call the development phase for “After the Ghost.”  Basically it’s the stage where you finalize the script, get locations, and secure the financing. This stage can last for a few months or a few years, and then something happens.

Pre-production:  This transition is the first stage where things can be a little crazy. Actors are contacted, crew is hired, clothing is bought, actors are hired, crew is fired, equipment is bought, crew is inspired, producers are tired, and the director is missing, for he’s deep in his thought. I think you get the idea.

Today we are on the verge of making that transition. I am smiling at the very thought, and I am so thankful that God has given us the passion for action. By His grace alone we are able. We would love to have all of our locations locked down over the next few weeks, along with the hiring of a few key positions. Please keep us up in prayer, for we are vision in motion.

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At the NCWA meeting, January 10, Skip Moody will speak on “Discovering Your Vision.”

Preview: “Every writer needs vision. I started with vision. I had no script, treatment, synopsis, log line or any other concept written down, but the inception of vision plowed the way for 300K to finance the completion, and development of two projects I saw before I wrote. Through this process I continue to learn one thing. Miracles are on the horizon when God shows you what He sees.  Learn how to move into the next dimension.”

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Skip is a director, writer, and producer of narrative and documentary feature films.  His first feature directorial effort is the award-winning documentary “Live to Forgive,” which he also wrote and co-produced.  The film is currently screening at film festivals across North America.

He recently worked as an assistant director on the independent feature film “Crimes of the Past,” and is nearing pre-production on his supernatural drama “After The Ghost,” which he wrote, and plans to direct later this Summer.

Skip is a graduate of the Seattle Film Institute where he studied directing, writing, and cinematography. He holds a B.A. in marketing from the University of Washington, where he was also a successful athlete on the football and track teams.  He is an associate minister at Victory Christian Assembly, where he utilizes his gift of translating spiritual principles into practical solutions.

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