The Ethics of Filmmaking

Speaker(s): John Stackhouse, Ralph Winter
Date: July 27-31, 2009
Length: 9:36:44
Product ID: RGDL3930S

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How shall the thoughtful Christian think about, enjoy, and participate in the creation of mass media? This course will begin with a lecture providing a general framework for Christian ethics (based on the assigned text) and then proceed with a lecture discussing the creation of mass media particularly with attention to what a film is and what it's for. Considerable attention will then be devoted to the realities of money, sex, power, and ideology in film-making and in other media, with straight talk from the instructors: a cinematically interested theologian with experience in print and broadcasting, and an ethically concerned filmmaker with a lifetime in the church. Lectures include:

  • Introduction to Christian Ethics
  • What is a Film and What is it For?
  • The Way It Is: Money, Power, and Ideology
  • The Sore Points: Sex, Violence, and Blasphemy
  • Everything Else That Needs to be Said

See All Audio by John Stackhouse Ralph Winter

John G. Stackhouse, Jr. is the Samuel J. Mikolaski Professor of Religious Studies and Dean of Faculty Development at Crandall University in New Brunswick. Prior to this, he was the Sangwoo Youtong Chee Professor of Theology and Culture at Regent College. He serves as an advisory editor at Christianity Today, a contributing editor at Books & Culture, and a columnist for Faith Today. He is the author of eight books, including Need to Know: Vocation as the Heart of Christian Epistemology, Making the Best of It: Following Christ in the Real World, and Can God be Trusted?: Faith and the Challenge of Evil, as well as the co-author, editor, and co-editor of seven more. His articles have been featured in many publications, including The New York Times, The Times Literary Supplement, The Atlantic, Time, and Reader's Digest.

Ralph Winter is a Hollywood film producer whose credits include Star Trek IV, Hackers, X-Men, Fantastic Four, and Cool It. He is one of the founders of TWC Films, which produces television commercials and represents a number of commercial directors, and he is a member of the Directors Guild of America and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

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