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Feb 18 2013

Cameron Helps Teach Film Students at Liberty U

Kirk Cameron, who would need a promotion to get to be a has-been hack, is helping Liberty University teach its film students how to “impact the next generation and the culture for Christ” by making crappy movies and TV shows. And Liberty U is so proud of this that they sent out a press release about it.

Actor/producer Kirk Cameron had a captive audience at Liberty University on Monday, as he visited with students of the new Liberty University Cinematic Arts, Zaki Gordon Center, who were among the first to watch a sneak preview of his upcoming film project.

Traveling from California with a film crew, Cameron toured the center and gave students a chance to document his visit on tape, including an interview with Chancellor Jerry Falwell, Jr. Cameron held a one-hour Q&A session after the film preview, offering advice as a Christian filmmaker trying to impact the world for Christ.

“I encourage you: have convictions, have standards, don’t let others set them for you. They will set the bar too low,” he told students. “Set the bar high and perform for an audience of One (God) — and you’ll get the applause of Heaven; you can just trust God to take care of everybody else. That’s the motto I go by.”

Says the guy who traded witty repartee with a character named Boner. Next maybe they’ll bring in Donny Most. Or I hear Screech isn’t busy these days.

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  1. 1
    jnorris

    His films, from what little I’ve seen, are technically good. Either he or someone he hires does know how to make good movies (minus the crap content).

  2. 2
    DonDueed

    “Captive audience” — I don’t think it means what they think it means.

    Or maybe it does. I know I for one would have to be locked in the room to make it through a presentation by Cameron without running screaming for the exits.

  3. 3
    MikeMa

    As a resident assistant in the dorms many years ago, I was instructed as to what exactly a captive audience was. My mentor walked into the floor bathroom and noticed one of the stalls was occupied. He then picked up a bucket and filled it with water and asked if I knew what a captive audience was. He then tossed the water over the occupied stall door.

    That is how I see these Liberty U students only they have their mouths open and the water is not clean.

  4. 4
    dingojack

    Dear Liberty U – ‘Captive’ ≠ ‘Captivated’. English: UR doIn iT Rong.
    Dingo

  5. 5
    Michael Heath

    Kirk Cameron was incredibly fortunate to have the opportunity he had when he was a child actor. Leonardo DiCaprio, who was another cast member of the sitcom co-starring Mr. Cameron, is an example of someone who had the competence to exploit his opportunity.

  6. 6
    TGAP Dad

    Oh please, PLEASE let him bring in Ray Comfort as a guest lecturer. Maybe they can have the props department whip up a bunch of bananas.

  7. 7
    cottonnero

    That could be interesting: “The banana cream pie is the same shape as the human face”

  8. 8
    Draken

    Now you bring him up, Ray Comfort has the following wisehood on his fæcesbook page:

    There was a big fuss recently in Sweden about lasagna and burgers containing horse meat. Sweden is atheist heaven, and so there shouldn’t be any hard and fast table manners—other than “if it tastes good, eat it.” So why aren’t cats and horses on restaurant menus in most countries? It’s because Judeo/Christian nations base what is right and wrong to eat on the rules God gave to the Jews. But if atheism has its way, we can expect restaurants to expand their menus to include eagle-wings, double-double whale burgers, fresh cat casseroles, and tasty little kitten fingers. When any nation forsakes God, it defaults to mob rule (what society dictates) and that can go anywhere it wants.

    (via FSTDT)

  9. 9
    Wes

    “Set the bar high and perform for an audience of One (God) — and you’ll get the applause of Heaven; you can just trust God to take care of everybody else. That’s the motto I go by.”

    Huh. Wonder why his film career went nowhere….

  10. 10
    lofgren

    Worse than dogs and cats, if not for the bible restaurants in Judeo-Christian countries might start serving shrimp or beef in cream sauce.

  11. 11
    oranje

    @Draken: Sounds like Ray ate a lot of paint chips in his formative years.

  12. 12
    The Lorax

    @Draken,

    Yeah, how terrible would it be if restaurants in civilized countries started serving bacon and eggs, pork chops, baby-back ribs, and other such things from unclean animals like pigs.

    And the swine, though he divide the hoof, and be clovenfooted, yet he cheweth not the cud; he is unclean to you. Of their flesh shall ye not eat, and their carcase shall ye not touch; they are unclean to you. – Leviticus 11:7-8

    … excuse me while I go make the face-shaped hole in my wall a bit bigger.

  13. 13
    Doug Little

    and you’ll get the applause of Heaven

    Talk about setting low bars, isn’t it a sin to know the mind of god?

  14. 14
    Ace of Sevens

    Dustin Diamond did make a short independent film that I think would teach a lot of things to Liberty U students.

  15. 15
    yoav

    By captive audience do they mean forced into the auditorium at gunpoint and chained to the chairs, which is the only way you would ever get me to watch a Kirk Cameron movie.

  16. 16
    dingojack

    Draken – clearly the largely Catholic French never got god’s memo. A French boucheries chevalines.
    Dingo

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