We have just created a new portrait of Jesus and added it to our gallery here.
Mark Balma is a fresco artist who has created works in this country and in Italy. Studio Macbeth collaborated with him in his latest project: a series of three beautiful frescoes depicting the Transfiguration for St. John's Lutheran Church in Kacey, MN. Mark based his image of Christ on the Real Face of Jesus.
Just came across this video on C-SPAN's website of last September 27th ceremony of the News and Documentary Emys. It was a wild ride for the Studio Macbeth team, and (some of) our faces show it!
Ray Downing was awarded an Emmy for "Outstanding Individual Achievement in a Craft: Graphic Design and Art Direction" for the creation of the Virtual Abraham Lincoln.
If you don't want to watch the whole video (it's over 2 hours long), just scrub to 1:34:40 to see Dan Rather struggling to open the envelope and finally name the winner as we were all holding our breath. And then watch how we made him wait - sorry, Mr. Rather, but we were seated in the balcony and it took a while for us to get down to the stage.
What a great night it was!
The History Channel's documentary "The Real Face of Jesus?" has been nominated for two international non-fiction awards.
The Non-Fiction Rockies ceremony will award the year's most outstanding Documentary and Factual programming from around the world. "The Real Face of Jesus?" is competing in the Popular Science and Technology category.
The ceremony, hosted by Michael Holmes, will take place at the AOL Canada Theatre on Monday, June 13th, 5:45 to 6:45 pm.
The Factual Entertainment Awards pay tribute to factual entertainment excellence from around the world. "The Real Face of Jesus?" is a nominee in the Non-Fiction - Best One off or Special category.
The Factual Entertainment Awards will be held in Santa Monica, CA at the Loews Santa Monica Hotel on June 1st.
This week we received a lot of feedback from our audience in response to the airing of "Jesus: the Lost 40 Days". The comments, as always, are very positive and supportive. We thank all of you for making it possible to continue our research into this subject. Our work continues and we will be sharing our progress in a future television program.
Here is one of the many wonderful comments we received:
Check out this very complete article on "Jesus: the Lost 40 Days" and a recap on last year's "The Real Face of Jesus?".
This morning Ray had a very pleasant interview with Len and Brooke of 95.5FM the Fish in Cleveland, OH. The conversation revolved around the TV special "Jesus: the Lost 40 Days", which premieres tonight at 9 on the History Channel.
HISTORY® CELEBRATES EASTER WITH EXCLUSIVE SPECIAL
JESUS: THE LOST 40 DAYS
PREMIERES WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 9PM ET/PT
Last year THE REAL FACE OF JESUS was revealed.
Now HISTORY invites viewers to experience what the apostles may have seen which caused them to believe in the impossible
New York, April 19, 2011 – This week Christians around the world will celebrate the story of the Resurrection. Extraordinary events, however, require extraordinary evidence. For a period of 40 days following his disappearance from the tomb, according to the New Testament, Jesus provided that evidence - he was seen alive again. This Easter HISTORY takes the viewers on an unforgettable journey to see what the apostles may themselves have seen. JESUS: THE LOST 40 DAYS will premiere on Wednesday, April 20th, 9pm ET/PT.
JESUS: THE LOST 40 DAYS follows up to The Real Face of Jesus which premiered last year to worldwide attention. This year, the CGI team which extracted the tortured body of Jesus from the Turin Shroud is on a new mission. The story of Jesus did not end with the disappearance of his body from the tomb.
For a period of 40 days following the discovery of the missing body, the New Testament reports that Jesus appeared to his followers as a living, flesh and blood, man. Our CGI team will attempt to visualize Jesus alive again as his followers saw him - from his appearance to a weeping Mary Magdalene, to his final ascension from the Mount of Olives. Surprisingly, the New Testament reveals little about this defining miracle of the Christian faith.
Using tools of history, technology, science and faith, HISTORY tells the little-known story. Long-buried non-Biblical sources yield astonishing information and detail about these seemingly lost 40 days. Could Jesus’ words in these ancient manuscripts contain some of his most important teachings, even though they were not included in the New Testament? Or are these teachings lost forever?
HISTORY® and HISTORY HD® are the leading destinations for revealing, award-winning original non-fiction series and event specials that connect history with viewers in an informative, immersive and entertaining manner across multiple platforms. Programming covers a diverse variety of historical genres ranging from military history to contemporary history, technology to natural history, as well as science, archaeology and pop culture. Among the network's program offerings are hit series such as American Pickers, Ax Men, Brad Meltzer’s Decoded, Ice Road Truckers, Top Gear, Pawn Stars and Top Shot, as well as acclaimed specials including America the Story of Us, WWII in HD, 102 Minutes That Changed America, The President’s Book of Secrets and Life After People. HISTORY has earned four Peabody Awards, seven Primetime Emmy® Awards, 12 News & Documentary Emmy® Awards and received the prestigious Governor's Award from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for the network's Save Our History® campaign dedicated to historic preservation and history education. Take a Veteran to School Day is the network's signature initiative connecting America's schools and communities with veterans from all wars. The HISTORY website, located at www.history.com, is the leading online resource for all things history, featuring over 20,000 videos, images, audio clips, articles and interactive features that allow visitors to dig deeper into a broad range of thousands of historical topics. For more information go to www.historypressroom.com
Vicky Kahn: email@example.com
Please be sure to check the History Channel website for any changes in the schedule.
"Jesus: the Lost 40 Days"
4/20/11 Wednesday 9PM PREMIERE
4/21/11 Thursday 1AM
4/23/11 Saturday 10PM
4/24/11 Sunday 2PM
4/24/11 Sunday 2AM
"The Real Face of Jesus?"
4/16/11 Saturday 10PM
4/17/11 Sunday 2AM
4/23/11 Saturday 3PM
"Jesus: the Lost 40 Days" will premiere on the History Channel on Wednesday the 20th of April at 9pm Eastern.
From History's website:
JESUS: THE LOST 40 DAYS fills the gaps in the historical record. According to the Bible, Jesus came back from the dead and walked the earth for 40 days before ascending to heaven. But the New Testament reveals little about this defining miracle of the Christian faith. Using tools of history, technology, science and faith, HISTORY tells the little-known story. Long buried non-Biblical sources, such as the Gospel of Thomas, the Gospel of Mary Magdalene, the Secret Revelation of John and the writings of the Jewish historian Josephus yield astonishing information and detail about these seemingly lost 40 days.
Could Jesus' words in these ancient manuscripts contain some of his most important teachings, even though they were not included in the New Testament? The producers also build upon the CGI image of the crucified Christ created from the Shroud of Turin in The Real Face of Jesus to visually depict the moments when Jesus appears to his followers in resurrected form.
"The Real Face of Jesus?" DVD is on sale today at the History Channel store.
Ray Downing will be speaking at Theology on Tap in New York on April 11th. The subject of the presentation will be "The Real Face of Jesus: Investigating the Shroud of Turin". Theology on Tap is held at Connolly's Pub on West 45th Street in NYC.
"The Real Face of Jesus?" aired again yesterday on the History Channel International network. Every time the show airs we get very positive and supportive emails from all over. And tons of hits on our website.