Defy The Darkness - Lamplighter

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     ASSOCIATE PRODUCER | Adrian Chynoweth     MUSIC | Luke Atencio


FLIGHTS | Of The Dead Sea

I had the privilege of traveling to Israel with Rick Larson, whom I filmed the The Star of Bethlehem with (  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.

DIRECTOR • DP | Stephen Vidano
MUSIC SCORE | Luke Atencio - Tune Society

The Star of Bethlehem Links:  AmazonMPower Pictures


HANDS PT1 - "Reaching Out"

"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
PRODUCER | Adrian Chynoweth                MUSIC | Luke Atencio
VOICE OVER | Kellie Fitzgerald (the voice inside Mercedes Benz)