Friday, June 27, 2014

In Search Of Truth, Hebrews 6:1-3 (Part 1)

In verses 1-3 of chapter 6, the author reviews six basic teachings that form a sort of "elementary doctrine of Christ". It's not clear from this passage how much one should know about these ideas in order to "graduate" from the spiritual infancy the author refers to, but at the very least we can assume that these ideas are important and fundamental to living the Christian life and following Jesus.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Too Many Good Choices!

This week I finished work on Scene 9 for Spirit Blade: A World Of Shadows, putting me over 1/4th of the way complete in mixing the entire project. (Well, much more than that if you factor in the work on the songs I've completed so far.) That may not sound like much, but to me it's halfway to halfway!

Scene 10 is a short but fairly heavy scene between Saolos and Merikk. Sean Anthony Roberts, who provides the voice for Saolos in both "Dark Ritual" and "A World Of Shadows", brought his A game to this scene, which makes it a great pleasure to work on, but also a real challenge to edit.

Sean is such a fantastic performer that he usually requires very little direction. He also tends to give me multiple, fantastic versions that are different yet equally appropriate to the moment in the script. As I sat editing scene 10 today I thought, "I want people to hear ALL of these takes!"

In the end I choose, as best I can, and then resolve to let the other takes be heard sometime later in a behind the scenes feature.

Already it looks as if I'll be able to finish Scene 10 before the week is over, which would be very gratifying. At the same time, I've begun praying that Yahweh will allow me to have peace and contentment regarding my pace and productivity, resting in his sovereign control over events and ultimate wisdom regarding what should happen when.

Either way, I hope to keep taking a break now and then to keep you updated. Stay tuned!

-Paeter Frandsen

Friday, June 13, 2014

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Podcast Delay

Just a quick heads up. We're having an internet outage that looks like it will last at least until late Sunday afternoon, so the podcast may not be up until Monday or later.

Using my smart phone hotspot, I managed to upload my video review of "Edge Of Tomorrow", which you can see right now at But for some reason, my upload client doesn't like it when I try to use my phone to upload the podcast.

I will get the episode up as soon as I possibly can. In the meantime thank you so much for your patience.

-Paeter Frandsen 

Monday, June 2, 2014

In Search Of Truth, Hebrews 5:11-14

In previous verses, the author of Hebrews describes the priest-like nature of Jesus. In fact he identifies Jesus as the "ultimate" high priest, who acts as a flawless go-between for us and God. The author also says that Jesus is a priest "in the order of Melchizedek", which he will expand on in chapter 7. Until then, he takes a detour.

Summer Days And Productivity

It's a miracle!

The summer has begun at the Frandsen household, which means both of our boys are home and full of energy. For a guy who tries to do much of his work at home throughout the day, the thought of this season is something I have dreaded. "Prepare to watch your productivity plummet, Paeter. Just assume that you won't make much progress on AWOS ("Spirit Blade: A World Of Shadows") until August."

What I wasn't prepared for was the social dynamic between my boys, and how it's actually helping me to get MORE mixing time into my schedule than I had during the school year with only our youngest at home most days.

Our youngest boy is the extrovert of the family. This means that unless he is interacting with someone, he's not happy for long. Which makes being alone with him all day very challenging if I hope to get any work done.

By contrast, our older boy is more like me. Highly imaginative and content to play by himself much of the time. When I only have him to worry about, keeping up with my work day isn't too difficult.

With our oldest now home from school, the little guy has someone else he can suck the life from *Ahem!* I mean- PLAY with. And when our oldest prefers to play alone, The Destroyer (as we often call our youngest) is often content with his new favorite hobby... playing in water!

So the water bill from our sprinkler may be on the rise, but so is my productivity on AWOS, to which I've so far been able to dedicate at least 1 MORE hour per day than what is normal during the school year. And often even more than that!

I'm sure the schedule will require tweaking as the summer moves forward, but this is a VERY encouraging and exciting development!

For those curious, I'm currently mixing scene 9 out of 38 (not 39, as I thought last time), which means that when I'm done with the current scene I'll be 1/4th of the way through the project! That might seem like a small slice, but for me it means I'm about halfway to halfway! Woohoo!

Here's hoping this momentum will continue!

-Paeter Frandsen