Tuesday, July 22, 2014 @ 6:00 AM Central

“The man answered, ‘Now that is remarkable! You don’t know where he comes from, yet he opened my eyes. We know that God does not listen to sinners. He listens to the godly man who does his will. Nobody has ever heard of opening the eyes of a man born blind. If this man were not from God, he could do nothing.’ To this they replied, ‘You were steeped in sin at birth; how dare you lecture us!’ And they threw him out.”

John 9:30-34

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 @ 1:23 AM Central

An extremely well-written article about presidential orders, political correctness, and lost freedom.


Tuesday, July 22, 2014 @ 12:12 AM Central

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We did some filming for the FamTeam Show after tonight’s softball game.

Monday, July 21, 2014 @ 11:21 PM Central

Syncing multiple camera angles can be a tough job if there is no obvious reference point in the video or audio.

Monday, July 21, 2014 @ 10:13 PM Central

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And this is what a synced scene looks like.

Monday, July 21, 2014 @ 6:00 PM Central

“He has brought down rulers from their thrones but has lifted up the humble. He has filled the hungry with good things but has sent the rich away empty.”

Luke 1:52-53

Monday, July 21, 2014 @ 2:56 PM Central

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I’ve been tasked with syncing the camera angles from various Vine Valley scenes. This is what it looks like before anything has been done to it.

Monday, July 21, 2014 @ 1:13 PM Central

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Editing a brand-new wedding music video!

Monday, July 21, 2014 @ 1:02 PM Central

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Mark and I discuss what bat to use in the Chicago ball tournament we played in a week ago.

Monday, July 21, 2014 @ 11:29 AM Central

An interesting article on “modernists,” condescension, and innocent life.

Monday, July 21, 2014 @ 6:00 AM Central

“Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, ‘Did God really say, “You must not eat from any tree in the garden”?’ The woman said to the serpent, ‘We may eat fruit from the trees in the garden, but God did say, “You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch it, or you will die.”‘ ‘You will not surely die,’ the serpent said to the woman. ‘For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.’”

Genesis 3:1-5

Sunday, July 20, 2014 @ 10:05 PM Central

This summer’s FamTeam Weekend/Softball Classic will be held on Saturday evening, August 16, and Sunday, August 17.

This will be the 16th annual Classic.

For more information, you are welcome to drop one of us an email!

Sunday, July 20, 2014 @ 9:31 PM Central

Just a reminder that the Dad’s Diary entry for July 18 has been added.

Sunday, July 20, 2014 @ 6:00 PM Central

“‘Everything is permissible for me’ – but not everything is beneficial. ‘Everything is permissible for me’ – but I will not be mastered by anything.”

1 Corinthians 6:12

Sunday, July 20, 2014 @ 4:11 PM Central


Dad’s Diary, and archives dating back to September of 2000, are now available to the public!

All you have to do is visit www.famteam.com/diary/.  Simply register for a free account, and you’ll be on your way!

Sunday, July 20, 2014 @ 12:42 PM Central


Paul busted me while napping on the job yesterday.

Sunday, July 20, 2014 @ 6:00 AM Central

“Then they asked him, ‘What did he do to you? How did he open your eyes?’ He answered, ‘I have told you already and you did not listen. Why do you want to hear it again? Do you want to become his disciples, too?’ Then they hurled insults at him and said, ‘You are this fellow’s disciple! We are disciples of Moses! We know that God spoke to Moses, but as for this fellow, we don’t even know where he comes from.’”

John 9:26-29

Sunday, July 20, 2014 @ 2:13 AM Central

As this article demonstrates, committed Christians are often demonized by members of the liberal media culture.  We must respond with love, truth, patience, and wisdom.  Let us all be filled with and led by God’s Holy Spirit!

Sunday, July 20, 2014 @ 1:26 AM Central

A new episode of Safe at Home has been released!

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“Real Life”
Rick talks about the challenges of everyday life, including the filming of Vine Valley, and presents special footage of Carl and Leann Albrecht singing at the Softball Classic.

Saturday, July 19, 2014 @ 6:00 PM Central

“A second time they summoned the man who had been blind. ‘Give glory to God,’ they said. ‘We know this man is a sinner.’ He replied, ‘Whether he is a sinner or not, I don’t know. One thing I do know. I was blind but now I see!’”

John 9:24-25

Saturday, July 19, 2014 @ 4:11 PM Central


In 2004, Paul and I shot our first wedding here at the St. Charles Conservatory.  Nearly a decade later, the dynamic duo is back at it!

Saturday, July 19, 2014 @ 3:05 PM Central


Paul and I are shooting a wedding this afternoon, and we hope to use this quadcopter to get some fun shots!

Saturday, July 19, 2014 @ 10:21 AM Central

David conducts a little experiment with his magnifying glass

Saturday, July 19, 2014 @ 6:00 AM Central

“Near the cross of Jesus stood his mother, his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. When Jesus saw his mother there, and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to his mother, ‘Dear woman, here is your son,’ and to the disciple, ‘Here is your mother.’ From that time on, this disciple took her into his home.”

John 19:25-27

Friday, July 18, 2014 @ 6:00 PM Central

“As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.”

Isaiah 55:10-11