On a hot June afternoon in central Israel, a team of archeologists meticulously digs on a hillside.  Thanks to pop culture and Hollywood, our mental image of archeology often times conjures up images of fedora hats and bullwhips.

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When the Israelites were preparing to enter the land of Canaan, God explained to Moses what the borders of their promised land would be. In Numbers 34:3 God says “... and your southern border shall run from the end of the Salt Sea on the east.”

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While present-day Israel looks very different, in many regards, from first century Israel, there is still one practice that has changed little over the millennia. Shepherding is still common in the region and witnessing a shepherd interact with his flock is something that can change your perspective when you read the stories of sheep and shepherds in scripture.

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We’ve wrapped production on Searching for a King and now it’s time for our team to start the long process of heading home. This time is really bittersweet for us.

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When you think of video often times we think of the visuals.  Appian Media is all about seeing these amazing places and sharing the lands of the Bible with our viewers, but how often do you think about how sound plays a role in the experience.

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During the production of Searching for a King, our team has the privilege of meeting a lot of wonderful people. One of those experts that we’ve had the chance to interview is Dr. Scott Stripling, an archeologist with the Associates for Biblical Research.

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May 11, 2018

Passing the Time

Our team uses a lot of different equipment to create the Searching for a King series. Probably no piece of equipment is any more unique and more niche’ than our motion control slider.  We have used that tool for creating some of the stunning time-lapse shots that you’ll see in the new series.

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In 2018, we were blessed to have an individual make a donation in a very different way.  Appian Media was gifted a UAV or Unmanned Aerial Vehicle… also known as a quadcopter or drone.

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This year our team is taking it up a notch with the travel sequences we’re filming for the Searching for a King series.  We are traveling in several different kinds and styles of vehicles… which means rigging cameras onto the vehicles is a necessity.

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May 08, 2018

Is Israel Safe?

Of all of the questions that I am asked about Israel, the one that I receive the most is "Is it safe to travel to Israel?" The short answer to this question is "yes", it is very safe in Israel. But let me give you a little more information.

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