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Brand new - 2 "How to" DVDs for kids to learn!

DVD 1 - "Every Praise" by Hezekiah Walker - This DVD is a "Step by Step" sign language song that was taught at CODE Texas 2014.  Great for all ages, but kids like this one a lot.

 

$ 6.00 DVD Every Praise

 

DVD 2 - "Endless Praise" by Planetshakers - This is a "Step by Step" DVD using dowel rods / sticks.  This song was taught at the Chicago Drama Camp 2014

$6.00 DVD Endless Praise

 

Or buy both Endless Praise and Every Praise for only 10.00 and save

 

Brand new "How To" DVD featuring the song, "I Won't Go Back" recorded by William McDowell.  You can download the song from itunes. The song is taught step by step to 8 to 12 year olds at a drama camp in Chicago.  The song uses sign language and dowel rods.  Your kids are going to love this one. 

 

$8.50  I Won't Go Back 

 

A new "How To" DVD with 4 Songs being taught with interpretive sign.  The songs are "Awesome", I Need You", "Anthem of Praise", "Let Everything That Hath Breathe Praise the Lord."  The clinician teaches you line by line so you can teach your team.  These songs are also featured on the live CODE Indiana 2012 Sign Blast.

 

$10.00  4 Songs "How To" DVD

 

 

 

CODE Package DVDs and Books

These are DVDs and Books that are taught at a CODE event.  CODE stands for Conference of Drama Evangelism.  We have combined

10 DVDs and 4 books and are offering them to you at a discounted price.  Sold separately these items would cost over $130.00.  We are making the CODE Package DVDs available to you for only $49.00.

 

                       On Sale Now for only $29.95

            4 Books and 10 DVDs!

 

 

 

Here is the list of DVDs for CODE Package:

 

Beard Making Your Christmas and Easter characters should look real and they can with a little understanding of how it works.  We've taken time to show you how to build a believable beard.  We'll also show you how to pre-build a beard for those multi cast plays with many male characters.  Also, sometimes a beard is required as part of a quick costume change.  In this instance, the beard must already be built.

Building and Preparing Flats  DVD  Jeff Wallenfelsz leads you step by step through the process of building theatrical flats.  Flats are wooden frames that the muslin is stapled to.  Your concept or artistic idea is transferred to the muslin and then painted for your stage set design.  Your set designers will appreciate your technicians' quality built flats.  This DVD is designed to teach the non-technician as well as those who have some stage craft experience.  Your technical people will use this tool over and over again.

Basic Painting Techniques  Now that the flat is built and prepared, what do you do with it?  Jeff now teaches you basic painting techniques on how to paint sky, clouds, stones or rocks, wood grain, trees and foliage.  This DVD is great for the non-painter as well as the experienced artist. This is another DVD that your technicians will go to over and over for help.

Dinner Drama or Theater  What a great way to invite first time guests to be in an informal atmosphere mixed with food, fellowship and comedy.  This DVD parallels the book of the same title.  People love to eat and laugh, so why not take advantage of that fact with a dinner drama, dessert drama, popcorn drama or banana-split drama…you get the idea.  We take you step by step through the process to make this event a success the first time.  Note:  The Dinner Theater Manual is included in the CODE DVD package.

Street Drama or Theater  This the partner to Dinner Theater.  Street drama is another way to bring a fresh look at outreach.  This DVD takes you step by step through the process…from securing permits to street etiquette.  Your youth are going to love being used to reach their city with this method of sharing the gospel.  Note:  The Street Theater Manual is included in the CODE DVD package.

Acting 101 and 201  These 2 DVDs set the stage for actors to learn basic movement, direction, dominance, balance and stage presence.  DVD 2 takes you further into how to develop a believable character.  You will study character analysis, how the character learns who they are through research, study and prayer.  Note:  The manual, Drama, the Visual Language is included in this CODE DVD package.

Playwriting  From the page to the stage.  As a Christian playwright, Howi has authored about 130 sketches and 12 full/medium length plays.  He shares his experience on this DVD for you to use as a reference.  A must for anyone wanting to write scripts for the local church, Christian School or community theater.  Playwriting is the study of the, "good story" with "good characters" and "good dialogue". Howi discusses the required elements of successful playwriting; such as conflict, unfolding, resolve and tags.  He includes script formatting, copyright and style.  Pick up the pencil already.  Note:  The manual, Playwriting is included in this CODE DVD package.

Directing  These 2 DVDs will save you many head aches.  Howi discusses many ideas and principles that enable you as the director to be in control of every rehearsal no matter if you’ve directed a play or not.  Directing should be enjoyable and rewarding, not stressful.  We’ll cover how to conduct an audition, rehearsal management, actor’s issues, technical issues and more.  Flow charts, rehearsal calendars, stage management and much more will be discussed.  Note:  The Director’s Notebook is included in this CODE DVD package as a continual resource and reference.  It’s worth it’s weight in gold a hundred times over.

$49.00  CODE DVD and Book Package

 

Instructional Page offers many "How To" DVDs and

Manuals

 

Held-by Natalie Grant

A beautiful song interpretation for Mary.  We used this song by Natalie Grant on our Torn By Love Easter production.  So, if you did that production you will have this song on DVD already.  If not, then this song is perfect for Mother's Day.  You receive the DVD showing you step by step how to do this very moving interpretation with red scarves.  Running time is the length of the song which is about 5 minutes.  You can download the music track from itunes.

 

 

Song Interpretation Step by step on DVD 

$8.50 on DVD

 

 

One Wintry Night (Christmas)  As recorded by David Phelps

This a new Christmas dowel rod interpretation DVD.  It could be a great stand alone piece or compliment to a larger presentation.  This DVD takes time to explain the movements of this song.

 

$9.00  For DVD of One Wintry Night dowel rod song

 

 

"Jesus What A Savior"     Brand New

Recorded by Christ For the Nations - We teach it line by line - Step by step and then show a live performance with CODE Students.  This song is also on CODE Ohio Thursday Evening 2011  then scroll down.  This song is very moving and a wonderful worship song.  You can find the song on itunes by Christ For the Nations

$10.00 For DVD step by step interpretive sign language

 

"Jesus Said It"

This song has become very popular as recorded by Indiana Bible College.  You can download the music from Itunes for .99.

We have taken the time to show you the song step by step and word by word on DVD so you can do the song, too.

 

10.00  for Jesus Said It DVD

 

"Stand Out" by Tye Tribett

WOW!  Something many of you have been asking for and well....we've finally got it.
"Stand Out" by Tye Tribbett.
 
 
 
We show you how to do the song with sign language and interpretive movement  line by line...sign by sign on DVD so anyone can learn it, too.

$11.00 For DVD of Stand Out - Comes with 2 DVDs  One DVD is a performance and the other is a Step by step instructional DVD

    

 

"Say So" by Israel Houghton

Another exciting interpretive sign song taught to you step by step.  Youth love this song and now it's available on DVD.  High energy with a great message!

 

$11.00 For DVD of, "Say So", line by line and then with music so you can see what it looks like live.
   

Purchase 5 Popular interpretive sign songs that are taught step by step.

Song List:  1. Say So, 2. Jesus Said It, 3. Jesus, What a Savior You Are 4. I Won't Go Back and 5. Stand Out.  

Get all 5 for only $34.95 and save $16.00

 

 

We've taken the time to personally take you step-by-step through some of our monologues on DVD.

Now you can learn the monologue as Howi guides you line by line through the entire script from beginning to end.  The DVD shows you how he blocks the whole monologue and gives you ideas how he goes through the process.  The DVD will lay a firm foundation to build your character on.  He now has 3 male monologues finished and 2 female monologues.  These 5 are offered as a single or as a group now, but more will come soon.

 

1. Someday, Came Today - This monologue is about the thief at the cross who reached out to Jesus.  We can hypothesize about his past, but what a miraculous day for someone who didn’t deserve it.  Christ’s love is wonderfully shown in this event at Calvary.  Even though the event is historical, Howi brings a modern application through the breaking down of just the one line that Jesus said to the thief.  Today, you will be with me in Paradise.  Never will those words have a fuller and more relative meaning then when they come alive through this monologue.

  $7.89 Download Script  Someday, Came Today

$11.00 A DVD of Howi blocking out "Someday, Came Today" step by step

 

 

 

2. The Perfect Lamb - We know that Abraham took Isaac to sacrifice on the mountain of Mariah.  God supplied the sacrifice.  What we don’t know is, ‘where did that ram or sheep come from?’  Was it a wandering sheep from a nearby herd?  Howi uses a little poetic license to tell the story of the perfect lamb that God supplied to Abraham for the sacrifice.  There are many parallels to Christ and Calvary woven through the script.  This monologue can be performed at any time of the year.

 

7.89 Download script The Perfect Lamb

  $11.00 A DVD of Howi blocking out "The Perfect Lamb" step by step

 

 

3. The Betrayal - Caiaphas reflects back to the moment when he was visited by Judas and set up the moment when Judas betrayed the Lord Jesus.  Great for Easter or anytime.  "Isn't amazing that when hundreds would do anything to touch his garment, that one of his own is ready to wash his hands of him?"  Wonderful Easter script.

$6.89  Download script The Betrayal

$11.00 A DVD of The Betrayal being blocked out  

 

4. The Act - The woman caught in the act of adultery reflects back to the day when she first met the Lord Jesus. The day she thought would be her last, became her greatest.  This is a very moving piece...with rising ebb and flow.  Woman's conference or sermon set-up.  Ask about the custom music and sound effect CD for this monologue.

  7.89  Download script The Act
 

 

$11.00 A DVD of The Act being blocked out

 

5. Fear Not - Mary recounts the angelic visit to her cousin Elisabeth. A perfect sketch for Christmas, She brings the audience into the very moment of Gabriel's visit.  Great opportunity for the actor to bring Mary to life.  Woman's conference or anytime. $7.50 Download script  Fear Not

$11.00 Fear Not DVD being blocked Step by Step

Get All 5 Blocking DVDs $30.00  

 

Interpretive Sign, Dowel Rod and Song Interpretation

 

1. Let The Veil Down - One of the most worshipful interpretive sign songs that we've ever done.  Howi teaches the song step by step at the Torn By Love Easter CODE conference.  This song has the chance to really move the audience to respond in spontaneous worship.  Remind the signers that the more worshipful they are as they minister, the more worshipful the audience will become.  "Let the Veil Down" is also recorded live on the CODE West Sign Blast 2008.

 NEW

$9.00 A DVD Let the Veil Down blocked out step by step

 

   

 

2. Shake the Foundation With Praise - Terry Vik takes you step by step to learn this high energy dowel rod song that you can use to open Sunday night service with or the next youth event.

 

 

$7.50 A DVD Shake the Foundation With Praise blocked out step by step

   

 

3. Crosses to Crowns -What a great sign song by Natalie Grant for anytime of the year, but especially for Easter.  The music track can be downloaded from itunes.  This DVD is a group of students at CODE East.  The camera centers on Cory who taught the song to the students.

$8.50 A DVD of Crosses to Crowns

     

4. Unto the Lamb - This DVD is an illustration of the song.  We use this beautiful song as our grand finale in The Encounter, but could be used all through the year to compliment any Worship service.  The song is from the Hope Project and the music is downloadable from itunes for .99 cents.

$8.50 A DVD of Unto the Lamb

     

 

Here is a short video clip of "Unto the Lamb".  Wouldn't it be fantastic if this was a song for your next worship and praise service at your church?

 

   

Goose Neck Black Light Puppets

These fun and exciting black light puppets will be a big hit with the kids for your next KidZ Alive event, Sunday School, Vacation Bible School and as you can see from the video, they really make the song come alive!  The clip above is "Jesus Lifted High" from CODE Louisiana Thursday Evening 2005

  1 puppet for 29.00

   
0r 2 for 49.00   Call for special pricing for multiple puppets orders
 

A Beard Building DVD

Now you can build a beard like the pros.

Your Christmas and Easter characters should look real and they can with a little understanding of how it works.  We've taken time to show you how to build a believable beard.  We'll also show you how to pre-build a beard for those multi cast plays with many male characters.  Also, sometimes a beard is required as part of a quick costume change.  In this instance, the beard must already be built.

$13.00 Build a Beard DVD   A CODE Series DVD

 

"Drama, The Visual Language"
If you are a director seriously trying to develop a core acting team that you can go to time after time throughout the year, then this book is a must.  With many years of acting in the church atmosphere, Howi shares his ideas on the Christian approach to acting and aids the Christian actor through the character development process.  The motivation for the Christian actor can be different than the secular actor.  So, Howi discusses that driving force and also shares his ideas on the three basic elements of communicating on the stage and how to implement them into your next play or sketch. A must for the serious Christian actor that wants to learn to become believable, complex and move with ebb and flow.

 

   .01¢ For download ...because we want everyone to have this resource.
  

 

 

Christian Drama Instructional     

DVDs, Manuals and Study Guides

Including Sign Language, Set Building and  Painting Techniques

Even though Christmas and Easter plays have been performed for years, not a lot of study guides for the church play production has been written or produced.  In an effort to help bridge the gap, Howi has authored a few books and produced a series of DVDs that might help you through the process the next time you get inspired to do this years church play.

Years of Christian drama experience.

  • Acting and Directing Coaches - Howi Tiller and Terry Vik

With years of experience Howi and Terry have combined to teach thousands of drama students full time the last 13 years.  If you would like to schedule your own drama workshop with these dramatists, contact Howi through email at howitiller@aol.com or telephone him at 918-760-3561. 

Sign Language DVD (130 Religious Signs)

There is such a huge interest in sign language interpretation for demonstrating songs, that we've developed a DVD of 130 religious signs.  Lisa Davis, our Sign Language Clinician has performed 130 religious signs for you to learn from.  Interpretive signing movement isn't always pure ASL or official sign language, but that doesn't mean it can't be used to communicate the gospel message effectively.  Lisa shows you many signs that will help you work through some of those problem areas.

This is a one of a kind communication tool and priceless to the sign language teams.  It quickly and accurately teaches your team the correct signs.

Sign Language 130 Religious Signs DVD

This is a huge time saver for you.  She has done all the work for you.

$25.00
   

$15.00  Building and Preparing Flats DVD

 
 Building and Preparing Flats  DVD  Jeff Wallenfelsz leads you step by step through the process of building theatrical flats.  Flats are wooden frames that the muslin is stapled to.  Your concept or artistic idea is transferred to the muslin and then painted for your stage set design.  Your set designers will appreciate your technicians' quality built flats.  This DVD is designed to teach the non-technician as well as those who have some stage craft experience.  Your technical people will use this tool over and over again.  

A CODE Series DVD

 

 

$15.00 Basic Painting Techniques DVD
   Basic Painting Techniques  Now that the flat is built and prepared, what do you do with it?  Jeff now teaches you basic painting techniques on how to paint sky, clouds, stones or rocks, wood grain, trees and foliage.  This DVD is great for the non-painter as well as the experienced artist. This is another DVD that your technicians will go to over and over for help.

A CODE Series DVD

 

   Let The Games Begin!    New!

          Comedy Sports, Improvisations and Rehearsal Sessions

                            40 Theater Games

 

This book is filled with theater games and improvisational exercises that

help to develop spontaneity, freshness and excitement in your actors.

The games are great for comedy sports competition,

improvisation sessions and rehearsal sessions. They also

help to bring focus and confidence.

 

Shyness

You can use this book in smaller acting sessions to help

shy people over come their fear of being in front of

a live audience.  According to a recent poll, the number

1 fear is public speaking.  The number 2 fear is dying. 

Amazingly, some people would rather die than get in

front of an audience. 

$ 12.00   Download

 

   "Dinner Drama and Street Drama"

This new book goes into great detail about two of the most effective and exciting evangelism tools for today.  Howi has taken his 9 years of Street Drama and 23 years of Dinner Drama and wrapped them into one, "How To", manual.  These two events will bring new faces and repeat guests to your church or facility.

12.00  Download the book now
 

$10.00 Howi teaching the Street Drama class on DVD    A CODE series DVD

$10.00 Howi teaching the Dinner Drama class on DVD      A CODE Series DVD

 

 


"Playwriting"
From the page to the stage.
As a Christian playwright, Howi has authored about 100 sketches and 7 full length plays.  He takes that experience and puts it in book form for you to use as a reference.  A must for anyone wanting to write scripts for the local church, Christian School or community theater.  Playwriting is the study of the, "good story" with "good characters" and "good dialogue". Howi discusses the required elements of successful playwriting; such as conflict, unfolding, resolve and tags.  He includes script formatting, copyright and style.  Pick up the pencil already.

  $15.00 Download playwriting

 

 

 

"The Director's Notebook" - Written By Terry Vik

A fantastic resource for the beginner or experienced director.  It systematically instructs you on how to organize your production and begin the process of blocking and rehearsal management. 30 years of experience went into creating this hoard of hints. A must for anyone who wants to help in producing a dramatic production.

The Director's Notebook - to get this free book go to www.christiandramaresources.com

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