Wednsday, June 13, 2012
Can you believe it’s June already? I can’t. Time has certainly flown by. On to the updates!
Came up with a new title for my Ruby White film. “Ruby White and the Antediluvians”. Has that Indiana Jones sound, tells what the film is about, but still raises intrigue. Bible scholars will know that the title references the pre-flood world, and that’s the topic our heroine will be dealing with.
Bad news. The graphics unit in my Macbook Pro went bad. I can’t even hook up an external monitor 😦 This means two things for me. First: I won’t be using the Mac to cut the film (Leap: Revelation). Second: I was about fifty pages into the script when it happened. Stupid me, the last time I backed the script up to the Celtx cloud was at the start of the month. I’d written 20 pages since then! Fortunately I discovered that I may be able to recover the data by turning the macbook into one big firewire drive. I ordered a six pin to six pin cable and should have it next week sometime.
In the meantime, I’ve set up an older laptop that my Grandpa gave me with Ubuntu and Celtx. It won’t help me edit, but I’ll be able to finish the script at least. All that’s left is to wait for the cable to arrive, grab the Celtx file, and off I’ll be 🙂 I’m using this time to study more and jot down future plot points.
One of the big themes in this film is family and how families interact with each other. Christ summed up the ten commandments by saying “Love God and love others”. The first four commandments tell us how to love God: Don’t have any other Gods before Him; Don’t make idols; Don’t take His name in vain; Remember the seventh day Sabbath. The last six show us how to love others: Honor our parents; Don’t kill; Don’t commit adultery; Don’t steal; Don’t bear false testimony; Don’t covet what others have.
I list them all here for a few reasons. First-ask anyone to name 10 movie stars/music artists. They’ll rattle them off. Then ask them to name the ten commandments. Most can’t, and if they do, not in order. Point made. Back to the original thought, we have to put our love for God above our love for others, including that of our own families. Society today has inverted this concept and says that we must love others and then we love God. In dealing with the concept of family, one of the questions the film raises is, “What happens when you do put your love for God above that of family?” The Bible says that families will turn against each other in the last days. It’s nice to think we’d stick together, but that’s not always going to be the case. Also, what would you do if your spouse started to suffer the bowels of wrath while you remained protected? How does one handle that?
While this is a movie for the fans, it is also the most sobering of the series and raises some serious questions, most importantly, “Are you truly ready for Jesus to return?”