The Australasian Religious Press Association (ARPA) annual conference held last September in Canberra celebrating its 40th year documented in this column at the time will have its 2015 conference in Queensland.
The plan of the video production team is to produce another short video by these (PSI) Press Service International columnists Belinda Croft and Laura Veloso, both from Melbourne.
Both these young mums are the daughters of a communications media engineer and who taught the girls the essential rudiments of any video footage and photographs – "good lighting".
Over many years now Belinda and Laura have been producing videos for their churches and family, and when they became PSI Columnists and published in Christian Today, the next logical step was promoting Christian media to the public.
This is a quite different genre to Christian media producing videos marketing various aspects of - the Christian life, it's heroes, its ministries and whatever else – Christian Television does this sort of thing as does Wesley Mission, Hillsong, the Hour of Power, the ABC's Compass, Songs of Praise and the like.
Belinda Croft and Laura Veloso have rather focused on an entirely different genre of Christian media, that of promotion Christian press (not what Christian media produces).
In this they have now released two short videos on the 2102, 2013 ARPA conferences and now planning for a 2015 production.
They have produced three videos leading up to of the PSI (young writer) Australian (2013 and 2014) and New Zealand conferences (2014) along with post conference videos of those same 'young writer' conferences.
These are all housed on the Well-Being Australia (Mark Tronson) YouTube Channel and publicised through the respective Christian Today article and the PSI and ARPA networks. The audience is deliberately 'focused' and yet, that YouTube Channel since it was established less than four years ago had received over 28,000 viewers on the internet. Phenomenal.
2015 ARPA video
This planned 2015 short video will both highlight the 40th anniversary ARPA conference in Canberra last September and the forth coming conference. The narrator will present various plenary sessions led by celebrated Christian personalities followed by the workshops.
Special mention will be made of the 'big guns' panel from the National Press Gallery. The topic was "Communication in a brave new world" with Paul Osborne (AAP), Chris Uhlmann (ABC), Paul Bongiorno (Channel 10) and Dennis Shanahan (The Australian).
Be sure to keep posted through my column when this 2015 video promoting the ARPA conference gets released. See their last short video on the young writers conference.
Dr Mark Tronson is a Baptist minister (retired) who served as the Australian cricket team chaplain for 17 years (2000 ret) and established Life After Cricket in 2001. He was recognised by the Olympic Ministry Medal in 2009 presented by Carl Lewis Olympian of the Century. He mentors young writers and has written 24 books, and enjoys writing. He is married to Delma, with four adult children and grand-children.
Mark Tronson's archive of articles can be viewed at http://www.pressserviceinternational.org/mark-tronson.html