Visual Media Association
Communicating the Good News
CEVMA is a community of committed Christians in film, television, graphic arts, and new media from all across Europe, sharing experiences and encouraging one another. Some of the people involved in CEVMA work strictly in the secular world as writers, producers, directors, cameramen, web designers, composers, set designers, actors, photographers, scriptwriters, bloggers, distributors, and others are serving in the religious field. CEVMA is also very open to welcoming students!
CEVMA was founded in 1981 by Christian media professionals. Since then, CEVMA has held annual conferences in a different European country each mid-September to exchange thoughts and ideas to sharpen the Christian vision for media. Although CEVMA is Europe-based, it often welcomes people from North America, Australia, New Zealand, the Middle East, and Africa at the conferences.
If you’re a media professional, student, or otherwise interested in visual media, CEVMA 2022 is the place to be! Our conference will be held in The Netherlands from 7-11 September, so reserve the dates. More details will follow soon!
Check Your Focus
Working in visual media we all know the importance of keeping an image in focus. Making sure there is a sharp definition of the centre of attraction. We also know how easy it is to lose focus, for the image to become ‘soft’ and indistinct. We have to keep checking our focus.
And so it is with all aspects of our production, work and ministry. We have to keep checking our focus, what is the purpose, need, target audience? There are so many things that can cause us to lose focus – to become ‘soft’ and indistinct.
At our conference the year we will be focussing on specific aspects of our work, bringing in those from within our ranks with experience and expertise in their discipline, sharing tips and advice. Together we will look at the opportunities to reach our intended audience, focus on the needs and how best to maximise the resources available to us.
As we prepare to gather together, we are acutely aware of what is happening around us. To so many there is a blur of information and lack of clarity, with wars and persecution, disease, destruction and decline in moral standards. Now is the time to sharpen our focus, people are looking for clear direction and hope.
We too need to ‘Check our Focus’. As we meet together it’s an opportunity to encourage and support one another. Receive specific ministry from those who are ‘in the business’ and understand our needs. But most importantly, to “fix our eyes on Jesus – the author and perfecter of our work” (Heb.12.2).