Media on the Brain
What do you do?
I'm producing a six-dvd set entitled Media on the Brain. It's religious/spiritual and scientific material from a Christian point of view. Warning people against the neurological and spiritual dangers of mainly entertainment media (TV/Movies, advertising industry, rock/rap music industry, gaming, Hollywood, pornography, televised sports), but even a bit on unhealthy/excessive uses of social networking and text communication.
How many pages of print design do you need?
List the size requirement(s) for your print design
Exactly sized to the dimensions of a dvd jacket (the one slip of thick paper that slides down behind the plastic of the dvd case). Standard dvd case sized (these days you can fit 6 dvds in one of those cases).
What is your industry?
Describe the target audience for your print design
Primarily Christians. Secondarily, anybody who is concerned about excessive media consumption, especially entertainment media.
What 3 things would you like to communicate to your audience through your print design?
We have entertainment media "on the brain," meaning it's our obsession.
Entertainment media has negative neurological consequences - actually affects the brain.
There is a hidden or not-so-hidden spiritual reality in the entertainment industries, that you probably don't want as an influence in your life.
Style and Concept
What print design styles do you like?
Hard to say. I want people to see it on the shelf of our Christian bookstores where it's placed, and be drawn to pick it up. I do have quite a bit of text you'll add to the image, so keep that in mind.
What colors do you want to see in your print design?
Whatever grabs attention without looking cheezy or too much like a sales pitch.
What colors do you NOT want to see in your print design?
None come to mind.
What adjectives should best describe your print design?
The dvds contain information that's pretty "edgy" or even "shocking" at times. Though I don't want to scare people with the dvd cover.
How will you use the print design?
What content must be included in the print design?
I'd love to see some imagery that communicates some of the content before reading the dvd jacket. For example, an all-seeing eye, Aleister Crowley, musical instruments or other imagery from the popular music industry, tv/movie/hollywood imagery, gaming imagery, maybe facebook or texting imagery, maybe professional sports imagery. A brain or head would probably be appropriate, since it's called "media on the brain." Perhaps something scientific or data looking to bring it out of the realm of the alarmist; much of the seminar is science-based.
IDEALLY ALL OF THE FOLLOWING TEXT WOULD BE ON THE JACKET
We've got media on the brain! It's this generation's obsession. TV, movies, music, gaming, Facebook, televised sports, compulsive texting, pornography! But what does the latest science say about the mind-altering effects of these media? And what is the spiritual agenda in the entertainment and advertising industries?
Media on the Brain is a fast-paced 6-part seminar packed with eye-opening information that has helped free the minds of hundreds of those held captive by todays greatest spiritual distraction entertainment media.
Presented by Bible teacher and author, Scott Ritsema (M.A. in History/Political Science/Economics). Special appearances from: Eric Rogers (Flint, MI police officer), Lisa Elzenga (former Hollywood insider), Pastor Jarod Thomas. Added footage of Dr. Dimitri Christakis on child neurological development, hypnotist Mark J. Ryan on the hypnotic methods of Hollywood, and much more. Witness powerfully moving stories from individuals and families who have found freedom from media addiction and the abundant life in Christ.
COULD PUT THIS PART ON THE FRONT OF THE DVD ...
Six hour-plus presentations in one multi-disc DVD set:
Part 1 Conformed or Transformed: TV, the Brain, and the Science of Salvation
Part 2 By Beholding we Become Slavesto the High Priests of a New Religious Order
Part 3 The Spirit of the Music Industry: How one man transformed American culture
Part 4 Musical Manipulation: How Satan will use music to deceive the last day masses
Part 5 The Demise of Guys: High Tech Addictions - Gaming and Pornography
Part 6 The Pleasure Trap: Why were bored by the Bible and have no time to read it
INTERESTED TO SEE HOW MUCH OF THIS CAN FIT ON THE BACK:
"This seminar is the much needed 'slap in the face' for every media crazed person out there."
-A former TV addict who watched 42 hours/week
I like the spiritual emphasis It was very spirit lifting Was presented VERY well
I always thought I controlled what I thought and no one else. This opened my eyes wide!"
The past weeks I have kept my commitment and I can see the difference it makes spiritually. Thank you so much.
I have always heard vague references about the dangers of rock music and that TV is bad for your brain but no one had ever presented the information in a well-researched format with supporting documentation from non-affiliated professionals. It would be really difficult to ignore that much hard evidence.
"I am a psychotherapist and have seen a drastic increase in ADHD and aggression. I suspected it had a lot to do with media, and am glad to see the proof. I plan to use this in my work with kids."
"When you realize the intentions of those who produce the media you consume, it is a sobering experience."
"This seminar needs to be seen by every person who desires to be like Christ and be ready for Jesus to come."
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