This October marks the 500th anniversary of the beginning of the Protestant Reformation when Martin Luther nailed a list of grievances he had with the Catholic church (commonly called "The 95 Theses") to the door of All Saints church in Wittenberg, Germany.
Our film is titled "The Protestant Revolution." It is a documentary style film with narration, still photos with "Ken Burns" effects, and interviews with Catholic theologians.
The film will explain who Martin Luther was and the events which shaped his thinking and led him to "protest" against his Catholic Faith.
The film will investigate commonly held myths about the time of the Reformation, and the key ideas espoused by Luther which shaped the breaking away of believers and the establishment of non-Catholic Christian religions; specifically, the ideas of: Sola Scriptura (the Bible is all you need to believe in God and follow Christ); Sola Fide (all you need is Faith in God, works are not necessary for salvation); and the different ideas of tradition and the role it plays in Salvation and following Christ.
The film concludes by discussing different ways that Catholics and Protestants can continue to dialogue about what seperates us and forge ways towards unification.
The DVD cover has a few requirements, and we have several ideas for possible creative directions:
The title and the name of the author should appear both on the front and backcover.
Title: The Protestant Revolution
Author: Trent Horn
Visual design is pretty open-ended. Go to shop.catholic.com and take a look at the DVD products there to get a sense of what our brand and style are like. This should have a similar look and feel to our other DVD products.
We have a few concept ideas to begin your inspiration:
Key terms for this product to use for inspiration are:
Martin Luther, Protestant Reformation, Faith, Salvation, Justification, Revolution, Religion, Catholic
Concept Idea #1 I have attached two images that I like. Feel free to crop, zoom, manipulate photo to come up with a unique creative perspective of the product and subject matter. Open to other images to be used. We have an account with Adobe Stock, if you find an image you like there, but are open to purchaseing from another stock site.
Concept Idea #2 Focussing on title as key design element and identify some one creative element to place in center of cover that is loosely associated with some theme of the product. A couple of examples from our shopsite:
"The Problem of Evil" http://shop.catholic.com/the-proble…-evil.html
"Defending the Faith" http://shop.catholic.com/defending-…icism.html
Concept Idea #3 (classicical look) Use supplied image. Set it on cover with textured background, creative title treatment, and decrotive borders, and color pallette drawn from colors in the art image. Refer to products at Catholic.com "Heaven: Obstacles and Opportunities." http://shop.catholic.com/mp3-heaven…ies-1.html
"New Eve: Mediatrix and Mother" http://shop.catholic.com/new-eve-me…r-set.html
We are open to any concept you may be inspired to create.
This is a DVD product, so the dimensions are important. I have attached the template file for you to work with. Keep in mind, what we want is a front cover. The spine and back cover will be created by you in a later phase of the process once the front cover is finalized and locked down.
We expect to go through a few rounds of revisions once a concept direction is selected. We look forward to seeing what you come up with!