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  1. Film Review:  Peter Jackson's "They Shall Not Grow Old" (2018)
    18 Dec, 2018
    Film Review: Peter Jackson's "They Shall Not Grow Old" (2018)
    There are certain documentary films that truly transcend the medium in the world of documentary filmmaking.  They do more than simply document – they truly contribute to society in a way that adds value to the human experience.  I'm talking about documentaries like Michael Apted's "Up" series and "Hoop Dreams".  These are films that deliver something amazing in their storytelling and filmmaking - beyond mere art.   Well now you can add Peter Jackson's (Lord of the Rings trilogy) "They Shall Not
  2. Airlifeline of Texas
    20 Sep, 2018
    Airlifeline of Texas
    AirLifeLine of Texas was a non-profit organization that was operating in the 1990's when I was a young video producer at Concordia Communications, the video production arm of Concordia University Texas.  It's mission was to transport time-sensitive medical supplies and/or critically injured patients via private airplane to wherever they needed to go, free of charge.  Pilots were all volunteers and had some amazing stories to share about the missions they flew and the patients they helped
  3. The Art of Interviewing
    05 Jun, 2018
    The Art of Interviewing
    It was 1997.  I was a 29 year-old video producer working on staff at Concordia Lutheran College in Austin, Texas.  I loved working in video production, I loved working in higher education and I loved being at a faith-based institution.  Combining those three elements was a dream job for me!   It was during this late nineties time period that my young career as a video producer was starting to come into clarity.  I was discovering specific areas of passion in my video storytelling skillset.
  4. Goeke reflecting on his Concordia days in the alcove of Kilian Hall.
    21 Feb, 2016
    My Journey Through "Crossing Jordan"
    This is a special guest blog post from my good friend, David Goeke.  He recounts some of his memories from our collaborative work on the history documentary, Crossing Jordan, produced for Concordia University Texas in 2009. Thanks for sharing your memories, Dave!   - Tim Ristow  •          •          •   Initially, it involved six years of my life.  Beyond that it involved a legacy left to me and one passed on by me.  I'm referring to the impact that Lutheran Concordia College (now Concordia