Beneath The Oaks Productions
Our goal is to produce films glorifying Jesus Christ. The Scriptures say not to despise humble beginnings. Our children’s attempts at film-making were truly humble, but they had a lot of fun!
One afternoon in 2010, I noticed my children dressed up in make-shift costumes and running around the yard with a camera. In times past, they watched their older brothers make short videos. The girls also made a few themselves. With sudden inspiration and their father’s permission to use the camera, Little Pilgrim’s Progress was underway…..
Little Pilgrim’s Progress (2010)
John Bunyan’s story is recreated in this first real attempt at movie making using a small Flip camera and the point and shoot method. They had read the children’s version of Bunyan’s book many times. Having the story memorized, the children planned out what to say just before each shoot! Get past the first few minutes and the filming does improve. A move from Texas to Kansas interrupted the filming, yet provided two different filming locations. I love this movie, but I suppose it’s because they’re my children. 🙂
Helen Keller (2011)
Their previous movie was so much fun that they decided to make another one. Now using a $100 Flip HD camera and a film budget of $50, there was more planning involved with actually writing out their script (based on the play) and memorizing lines.
Valley of the Shadow (2014)