Friday, April 15, 2011

Do you know what's in the Bible?

Phil Vischer (BigIdea, VeggieTales, JellyTelly) asks this very question as he takes viewers throughout the whole Bible with the help of his puppet friends.

This series has become my new favorite "children's" video series. I say children in quotes becuase there is so much everyone can learn from these DVDs. Whenever he comes to a controversial issue in the Bible, Phil lets the viewers know what all sides think. The point is to see what is actaully written and told in the scriptures. The songs are catchy (Do you know what's in the Bible? Is it truth is it reliable? I don't think your hair is pliable! But what's that got to do.... with the Bible?) Yet the tunes never distract from the message, but help the viewer remember key points.

From DVD 1, Phil tells viewers that God has a rescue plan, and that a lot of the things in the Bible that seems strnage, are part of it. I can;t wait til'l we get to the episode where the plan is fully revealed.

Here is the trailer for DVD number 5. I highly encourage everyone to wath this series and use it as a springboard to learn more about the Word.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

A post from a day off work

Hello again everyone! For those who were wondering, my husband was actually not in Japan at the time of the earthquake, and I of course was very glad he wasn’t. Please continue to give your prayers and support to the people in need over there, as well as continue to pray that by some miracle, the nuclear reactor can be shut down… not likely, I know, but that’s what prayer is for!

Over here in Florida, I have found employment at not one, by two different businesses. I can’t say which ones on here, but I’m sure you can guess. ;)

My current course of study and interest is survival, a topic I was studying before the catastrophe in Japan. I highly encourage everyone to really consider if they are prepared not just for a natural disaster, but also an economical one. My favorite websites on these topics are www.SurvialBlog.com , www.rural-revolution.com, and www.naturalnews.com, I also have recently taken a basic pistol class, and now can’t wait till I’m twenty one so I too, can own a handgun. I didn’t do too bad for my first time shooting either, hit the center of the target a few times. :)

I also, since I am now living on my own, have been learning how to live more frugally, or at least, make the most of my dollars. I am starting a small garden on my apartment patio. (only 3 plants so far, but it’ll be growing!) And have gotten into Swagbucks. Search engine is a bit awful, but hey, I getting amazon dollars back for it!

Also have been able to talk with my husband a lot the past few days, very happy about that! We’re hoping we can arrange a visit sometime in the near future… but, as you know, we don’t plan anything too far ahead. :P

One of the most important things I’ve done this year is copying the Bible, word for word, into a notebook. Only up to Genesis chapter 14, but the reason of those project is to fully learn what God’s word actually says, and, if you write things down, you remember it better. Also, as I go along, there’s another copy of the scriptures completed!

Hope you all are doing well, and, hopefully I will get to do a real post soon! But between working two jobs, time off is for sleep, so no promises. ;)

Here’s a picture I took right after a rainstorm the other day. Enjoy. :)

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Mackenzie Evans Productions Services



Located in Orlando FL, Mackenzie Evans Productions is an independent digital film production company under the direction of Mackenzie Evans Marts. Contact us for all your media needs!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

A Computer Conversation and Film Reel

INT. MACKENZIE’S APARTMENT – NIGHT

The apartment door opens. MACKENZIE MARTS, a young, classy business woman whistles as she enters her abode. She smartly locks the door behind her, throws her purse on the counter, and peeks in the fridge to see what sort of snackage is available.

A blue light shines in her bedroom
MACINTOSH:
(start up noise and monitor hum)

The noise startles her. She whips around. No it couldn’t be…

She runs to the room-

INT. MACKENZIE’S BEDROOM – NIGHT

She enters. Is horrified.

Her MACINTOSH COMPUTER has turned on… by itself!

Mackenzie is definitely scared. She glances around for some sort of weapon as the horror music rises-

MACINTOSH:
Oh cut it with the dramatics please! I just wanna talk to ya.

The horror music shuts off. Normal bedroom lighting flickers on. Mac sits down to have a conversation with “Mac”.

MACKENZIE:
“Why’d you startle me like that? You trying to scare me to death or something?

MACINTOSH:
Hey, excuse me for just wanting to have a chat with my owner. It’s been 6 months, 29 days, 5 hours, 34 minutes, 23 seconds, and 10 milliseconds since you last used me. You know how lonely it is to just sit in here and collect dust? Did you forget about me?

MACKENZIE:
No, no! Oh Macki, you know I didn’t forget about you. It’s just I’ve been busy this past year, with being married, and working, and traveling around the globe. Things have been so crazy, that

MACINTOSH:
That You didn’t bother to make any time to spend with me.

MACKENZIE:
You know I wanted to-

MACINTOSH:
Then why have I seen you with HIM!!!

MACKENZIE:
Him?

MACINTOSH:
You know who I’m talking about!

They glance over at the other computer in the room. A small, dinky Toshiba laptop.

MACINTOSH:
Well?

MACKENZIE:
Okay, let me lay it out. You MACs are not as user friendly as PCs. Okay?

MACINTOSH:
But, but, what about all the time we spent together? The films we created together? The wonderful work we have done!!! You can’t tell me you don’t miss it.

MACKENZIE:
I do miss it. But I am serious, it’s been so crazy, and I’ve had to concentrate on a lot of other things.

MACINTOSH:
But, but now you have this nice room all to yourself, and this fancy desk for editing you’ve set up… why not, well, give it a go again, relive old times and create new memories, what do you say?

MACKENZIE:
Well… I might be a bit rusty. Like you said, it’s been six months since I’ve edited anything with you.

MACINTOSH:
Hey, it’s okay, we’ll start slow. Hey, I know what we could do.

MACKENZIE:
What?

MACINTOSH:
A demo reel!

MACKENZIE:
A demo reel?

MACINTOSH:
Yeah, it will give you a chance to do an easy project, while taking a look back on all your old work. All the things you poured your time and heart into… and then after that, we could branch out, try some new things, maybe even enter some contests.

MACKENZIE:
You know, you’re right. I’ve put you aside for far too long. Let’s get cranking!
The two Mac’s worked through the night. A few days later, the Mackenzie Evans Productions Demo reel was finished. Below is one of the segments: Filmography. Enjoy.




(*note* Yes, I do talk to my computers. End of subjuct. :p)

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

T minus 5... 4... 3... 2...



The Space Shuttle Discovery launches on it's final mission, February 24, 2011. Video taken by my good friend and now roomate, FantasiaGoddess7.

So, I am here in Orlando Fl. Long story short, my dad and myself were going to leave California late in the day Feb 20th, take a leisurely scroll across the country, and arrive sometime later that week.

Two things happened. First, the space shuttle launch was announced, so we had to get their by at least Thursday. Second, an audition for my height was at a nearby theme park Feb 22. I knew I had a slim chance of making it through the audition, but I just had to try!

So, in about 2 and a half days, we rushed through Arizona, Texas, stopped at the Alamo, then Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama (where we slept Tuesday night), and finally, FLORIDA! We made it just in time for to me to shower and throw on makeup and head to the auditions where...

I was cut first round! Sad isn’t it, but that's the business. If you’re not the right type they looking for at the moment, thanks but no thanks. Oh well. It was still fun seeing the whole country whiz by. However, I was very happy to get out of the car when we got here!!!

SO I've been unpacking and filling out Job applications, praying God will lead me to the right place of employment and that I won't freeze up during the interview! (Slightly bad habit I need to get over... did I mention I dislike both auditions and interviews. :p ) Anyways, a sneak preview of a new web series by me and me roomie coming soon! And, considering I posted two posts in one dya, it'll be sooner than five months. ;)

See ya!
Mac

A Little Post Trip Slideshow

Long overdue, I know, but I was slightly busy the past couple months! :P