I am a television producer and creative consultant who helps non-profits, churches and ministry organizations find better ways to share their story with the world.
WHAT I DO
Great stories make you feel something. They engage your emotions and help you look at the world differently.
My goal in every project I create is to aim for the viewer's heart by telling stories that don't just inform...but teach, illustrate and inspire.
Whether I'm producing a television show, directing a documentary, writing a script, or editing a feature, I look for great moments that lead to God moments.
Because great moments change thinking.
And God moments change lives.
The message of Jesus Christ is timeless, but the way I communicate that message has to be relevant, clear, and ready to change.
I got my start working in an edit bay building promos for a television station in a top-ten market. I then took what I learned and started creating award-winning short and long-form projects for dozens of ministries.
I’ve worn a lot of hats over the years:
Producer. Director. Writer. Cameraman. Editor.
But at the end of the day, I am an interpreter who uses pictures, words and music to tell stories that make a difference.
I have a creative toolkit filled with experiences that can’t be found in a book or on YouTube. I am committed to excellence and push myself to raise the creative bar higher with each & every assignment.
Paul Steven Forrest has spent years studying creativity. How it works. Why it works. And how to get breakthrough results. His experience producing media programming, coupled with his years in front of and behind the camera, make him the kind of leader you want to guide your organization through the distracted and disrupted culture we live in today. His goal is to help each ministry tell their story in the most effective way possible.
Filmmaker, Media Consultant, Author of "Unique: Telling Your Story in the Age of Brands and Social Media."
Paul’s body of work over his award-winning career has spanned the globe, bringing great results and tremendous benefits to all of his clients. Not only has he produced projects on time and within budget for CMN, he's been a powerful asset on the road and in every imaginable situation. His advice is golden and his wisdom profound. He's also a lot of fun to hang out with at cafes around the world!
Paul Louis Cole
President, Christian Men’s Network Worldwide Founding Pastor, C3 Church, Dallas, Texas.
After all these years I still get butterflies before I start to produce. Sit down to write. Go on location. Or walk into an edit bay to bring a story to life.
My creative process usually begins with questions: What is this story about? Which characters will help me tell it? What themes and emotions can I explore? And...How can I connect to the audience?
Then I do my best to make the ordinary extraordinary and the normal special. Stand out, connect, be different, and give people stories to believe in.
To see more of my work, go to vimeo.com/paulstevenforrest
HOW I CAN HELP
I have a creative process that can help you produce better content. Understand and evaluate your work easier. And make sure your message is clear, concise and understood.
Let me show you how to stand out in a crowded marketplace. Make viewers stop, look and listen. And move your creative needle in the right direction.
Great copywriting is essential in communicating the truth about your product, feature, content and strategy. The words you choose will connect or disconnect you from your audience.
Pictures, words and music are the 3 building blocks of storytelling. Experienced editors know how to use them to make weak stories stronger and good stories great.
Ready for a Creative Tuneup? I'll optimize your media team by teaching them what I know. What I've learned. And what I understand...online and in person.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING:
Paul Steven Forrest is a veteran talent who consistently amazes me in his efforts to keep up with the tools of television, the internet and visual technology, as well as keeping a pulse on the culture to stay on top of changes and interests across demographic groups. I’ve had the privilege to work with Paul on the Huckabee show, a national program I produce.
Paul was a constant resource of great story ideas and finished packages from the west coast for the show. He’s always been motivated, is trustworthy with assignments, takes editorial requests well and is not only a fine producer, but is also a solid director for multi-cam and single-cam projects. He also edits his own projects.
Senior Producer, Huckabee on TBN, Nashville, TN
Paul has been on the creative side of churches for many years, and has been a blessing to Camino de Vida here in Lima. He has extensive television and video experience, and brings a fresh way of presenting a pastor’s heart while helping churches find and develop their brand.
Founder & Pastor, Camino de Vida Church & Mission, Lima Peru Latin American Director, “Red de Hombres” (CMN)
I just wanted to thank you for the great work you do. Your spots have gone to the next level and they look fantastic. Thanks for helping out whenever we need it around here. You are so appreciated.
Post-Production Supervisor, Trinity Broadcasting Network, Tustin CA
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