Teaching Series

Based on the book by Dennis Rainey, “Stepping Up” is a video series about the challenges of manhood in today’s world. Through expert teaching, cinematic dramatizations and dynamic testimony, the series shows men how to step up as leaders in their own lives, marriages and communities.

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Once again, SkyGate Studios helmed the massive series and assembled a top-notch team to execute the vast content for Stepping Up.  With it’s numerous films, vignettes, profiles and teaching elements, the project modeled after the montage-format successfully pioneered for The Art of Marriage and expanded upon it!  

The execution of the more than 300 finished minutes of content required steady leadership and clear communication.  Additionally, the series boasted a visual effect intensive creative motif which was infused throughout the graphics package.

Stepping Up had a deadline of 10 months. SkyGate Studios finished the series on time… and UNDER budget to rave reviews and product success.

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Development

+ Consultation
+ Project Outline and Treatments
+ Scripting  & Stroyboarding
+ Creative Development
+ Budget Estimates
+ Project Scheduling
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Pre-Production

+ General Contracting
+ Production Schedules
+ Production Coordination
+ Creative Development
+ Brand Continuity
+ Location Scouting & Releases
+ Casting
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Production

+ Project & Team Management
+ Studio/Equipment Rental
+ Budget Management
+ Media Releases
+ Location Management
+ Art Direction
+ Filming & Production Execution
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Post-Production

+ Editorial
+ Sound Design
+ Animation
+ VFX
+ Graphics Package
+ Color Grading
+ DVD development
+ DVD Authoring

Service Highlights

Story & Scope

Courageous WWII air battles (Red Courage), an animated biblical epic (David and Goliath) and emotional documentaries; Stepping Up told stories in a kaleidoscope of ways.

VFX & Animation

In continuity with the branding of “Stepping Up”, the graphics blended with cinematic sequences of hiking and rock climbing in 3D space.

Teaching & Profiles

Beautifully lit and dramatically shot, the production quality of the teaching and hosting segments were in stride with the films.

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Inmates Stepping Up

Shortly after the release of the series, “Stepping Up”unexpectedly found it’s way into prison ministry.  For one group of inmates who completed the series, FamilyLife hosted a special graduation ceremony at their prison.  Witness the lives of these inmates transform in this short video.

Samples

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Face to FaceBook

Short Film

A husband is tempted to meet an old girlfriend after she tracks him down on social media.  Will he step up or trip up?

A Shepherd Boy Steps Up

Animated Short

The classic story of David and Goliath is known worldwide.  Dennis Rainey narrates to an animated retelling.

9/11: First Responders

Vignette + Profile

A stylized dramatization of a columnist honoring the men of 9/11 weaves together acutual accounts of first responders.

Chuck Farneth

Profile

Chuck Farneth demonstrates how being prepared for all of life’s situations can benefit a man.

Dennis Rainey

Hosting Segment (7-11)

Dennis Rainey guides the series in this clip from the Stepping Up series.

Million Dollar Daddy

Short Film

Working late and missing a family occasion, a business man encounters an insightful janitor who brings things into focus.

Featured Works

Stepping Up introduced several high-profile films.  Two of these are showcased as SkyGate: Movies.

Red Courage

The heroic true story of Henry “Red” Erwin sets the stage for the series.  One of the most ambitious films from the series.

Ricky Survine: Stepping Up

This is the story of how an inmate in jail found freedom in Christ and stepped up to lead other inmates to do the same.

Red Courage

The heroic true story of Henry “Red” Erwin sets the stage for the series.  One of the most ambitious films from the series.

Ricky Survine: Stepping Up

This is the story of how an inmate in jail found freedom in Christ and stepped up to lead other inmates to do the same.

Credits

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Executive Producers
Bob Lepine & John Majors

Creative Director
Scott Edge

Writers/Producers
Ed Lowry, Nolan Dean, Scott Edge, Bob Lepine

Editors
Scott Edge, Matt Rozzell, H. Keith Hamilton, Nolan Dean

Production
SkyGate Studios, Vinegar Hill

DVD Authoring
SkyGate Studios

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