Written by John Fornof, co-produced by Adrian Chynoweth, and directed by Stephen Vidano, Lamplighter's vision for this short film was two-fold: first to create a story that brought great weight to the written word (and the treasure that it can be), and second they wanted to produce something that inspired people to persevere during suffering and trials.
Vidano Films partnered with John Fornof and Lamplighter to produce a turn-key dramatic short, that inspired people to pursue and preserve truth.
PRODUCER | John Fornof DIRECTOR + DP + EDITOR | Stephen Vidano PRODUCTION CO. | Vidano Films www.Vidano.com ASSOCIATE PRODUCER | Adrian Chynoweth MUSIC | Luke Atencio www.LukeAtencio.com
I had the privilege of traveling to Israel with Rick Larson, whom I filmed the The Star of Bethlehem with (http://vidano.com/work/star-of-bethlehem). Rick asked me to direct a new project with him involving geophysical mysteries this time. (I can't keep up with that guy.) Rick and a team of us were on the ground filming for 4 days.
It was a rainy Saturday afternoon and Jerusalem was completely socked-in. Just over the horizon I could hear the helicopter blades. I must admit I was a little hesitant. It goes with out saying; helicopters aren't cheap. And I did NOT want this to be a wasted trip that produced flat, dark, cloudy landscapes.
As we took off and flew over Jerusalem the wind cut through the door-less Robinson R44 Raven helicopter. What emerged 15 minutes later was nothing short of breathtaking. Shafts of light rained down upon a desert wonderland. Dramatic. Dark aqua water. White salt encrusted coast lines. Deep flood eroded chasms.
Our expedition to the Dead Sea was unforgettable.
Shot on a Canon 7D at 60fps from a gyro-mount tripod.
"Where does it start? With reaching out. It wasn't difficult. It was simple. One life to another."
Created for The Navigators during the NAVenture major donar weekend, I was intrigued with the idea of exploring what discipleship looked like...close up. Part 1 of a 2-part series, "Reaching Out" explores the initial stages of relationship.
Shot on the Canon 7D at 60fps. Slowed down in FCP with Twixtor.
DIRECTOR + DP | Stephen Vidano PRODUCTION CO. | Vidano Films www.Vidano.com
PRODUCER | Adrian Chynoweth MUSIC | Luke Atencio www.TuneSociety.com
VOICE OVER | Kellie Fitzgerald (the voice inside Mercedes Benz)
Written by best selling author Frank Peretti, Stephen Vidano directed (in association with IMS Productions) the made-for-TV movie "Tilly" about a mother's journey to find the daughter she lost. This touching film, brought to the small screen by Love Life America, deals with loss, forgiveness, and the sanctity of life.
For almost two decades, both as an audio drama and book, Frank Peretti's TILLY has gently touched people's hearts and changed lives.
Filmed on super 16mm film + ARRI SR3. PRODUCTION CO. | IMS Productions PRODUCER | Rochelle de Sá DIRECTOR | Stephen Vidano D.P. | MaxPaul Franklin MUSIC | The Red Door - Brian Oaks
Challenged with the task of recreating the familiar biblical scene of Jabez (1 Cron. 4:9-10), Stephen Vidano (in association with IMS Productions, and Multnomah Publishing) directed and edited the book promo that brought The Prayer of Jabez to life.
Filmed on super 16mm + ARRI SR3. PRODUCTION CO. | IMS Productions PRODUCER | Rochelle de Sá DIRECTOR + EDITOR | Stephen Vidano D.P. | MaxPaul Franklin
DREAM | VIDANO FILMS
DREAM | VIDANO FILMS