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Absolution: Episode 2: Gresham

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Absolution: Episode Two – “Gresham” from Absolution TV on Vimeo.

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This is episode two of the internet-based TV Show, Absolution. This episode introduces a new character to the group: Roeber. Is he a friend to the survivors? Or does he have his own selfish motives…?

  • Diego Rivera

    Woah, I'm glad I stayed up, that was amazing.

    I hope we'll continue to see a trend of excellence.

  • Kendra

    GAH!!! DON'T STOP IT THERE!!! I WANTED TO SEE MORE!!!! GAH!!!!!!
    (I REALLY liked it!!! SOOOOOOOO GREAT!)

  • Katelyn M

    Amazing Guys, as always. I can't wait for episode 3!!!!! You guys done good.

  • Peter (Co-Creator)

    Wow, that actually was pretty good. Huge thanks to Gabby though, who made this episode with her piano stuff. I loved the Monè theme the most probably. The blood actually looked good this time! Good job, Micah. My only problem was the length! I can't believe how short it is… I wrote that thing for 17 minutes! And we ADDED SCENES!!!! Sheesh. Well, here's to EP 3… Which I'll hate doing the FX for, lol.

  • Lauren B

    lol I love how my brother slams into the camera at the end.

  • Peter (Co-Creator)

    Oh a few other things I forgot to ask/mention. Nathan, did you change the color correction on a few of the scenes? They look a bit different from what I remember (but they look better overall, so good job). Also, I'd like to thank everyone who helped create this episode, and so on and so forth. Everyone did an amazing job.

  • Nate

    The voices were so much better! It sounded and looked great, good job guys!

  • http://ColdShoulder.org coldshoulder

    Yeah I did. Some looked really bad when I gave them a second look. Also, I figured out how to make some stuff work better when it came to color correction.

  • Laurel

    I can see my house. Nice job on Episode 2.

  • Laura

    Wow!!!! Nice job guys, I liked that one even better than the first one, I think it flowed a little nicer, but both were awesome. I really liked the music from 9:05 to 10:00, and good acting Micah. But you left at a cliff hanger!! Now I can't wait until next Saturday!!!! (I guess that is the point, but still!) ;-)

  • CharlieJB

    Good job guys. It was great. By the way: I'm glad you liked that song Laura, thanks.

  • Chelsea

    It was very good. Good job guys. It should have been longer though! I didn't learn that much about Gresham for an episode that's named after him lol. I feel like I learned more about Green's character than I did about Gresham.

    C. thinks: since the episode is named for that character that he would be the main focus of the episode (not the entire episode of course). (He only mentions this because he happened to see the title of this episode. Had he not seen it, then he would have nothing to say on this point lol)

    C. wonders: what happened to the steady cam? Chelsea says: There were a couple of jerky camera movements.

    C. and Chelsea say: extremely good music and good use of it. :)

    C. says: kudos to Micah's acting. If Ash was the break out actor of the first epsiode, Micah was this time.

    We're curious, who played Gresham's father?

    C. says: the scene where Green meets Gresham looks like they were doing target practice lol. They were awfully non-chalant about having “the infected” rushing them.

    C. says: did Green just kill his own sister? ;)

    We think: it was a lil hard to follow at certain parts. C. thinks: maybe it needed to be filled out a lil more. It moved too quickly.

    Just some constructive criticism, ha ha. =^.^=

    Aside from these few points, it was another excellent job. :D

  • Russ

    Laurel you are right that is our house! Keep up the good work gang, you all must be doing something right cause i want to see more. I am impressed.

  • Andrew O.

    Haha, that was pretty awesome. This is coming along quite nicely.

  • Dave Core

    I liked the dialogue and the slightly longer scenes. Keep it going guys and let us hear and see more character interaction. Good job.

  • Jeffrey Kee

    Dear Russ,

    Remember that your want to “see more”, does not mean that Absolution is doing what is right. You should let the Bible tell you what is right and wrong, which I am sure you will do in the future. We all should let the Bible be our foundation so that we may have good judgment. Once you do this I believe that you will see that the things Absolution is teaching is not according to want Christianity stands for. Look at the comments on Episode #1 if you have not already. In them, I bring up some questions that Absolution has not answered (for what reason I’m not quite sure) on the bases of what the Bible tells us what is right. They say that they believe in the things taught by the shows they made.

    Here are some of the things that Absolution is standing on, please read through them and think about them as you then read the beliefs that the Bible teaches. Compare and contrast, look at the Bible so that you may see that I am not making these things up. All the things that Absolution stands on is recorded in the comments on Episode #1 if you want to read the entire discussion.

    What Absolution stands on: What the Bible teaches us:
    * God will take away our salvation if He wants * God has promised that we have eternal life if
    we confess that His son died for our sins, and
    that no one can take it away from us.
    * Kill the sick if they are dangerous * Protect the sick even if they mean you harm
    * A virus can condemn you to hell and can * Man decides whether he wants God or sin
    force you to reject God (the price of sin is the rejection of God’s gift
    of eternal life) Christ says that he will not
    even let us be tempted beyond our strength,
    so our rejection of God cannot be caused by
    a virus, it is caused by us choosing to reject
    His son Jesus.
    * “Kill or be killed” & Save your self first, * Show compassion to your enemies (Romans
    because you’re the important one 12:17-21) and love your neighbor as yourself
    (the parable in the Bible tells us of a Samaritan
    helping a Hebrew, a man who hated his kind.
    Jesus said that if you hate someone you have
    murdered them in your heart. That means we
    have sinned.)

    There are more, but if you want the rest, look at the comments on Episode #1. Remember, when we watch a show, we are feeding off of it, letting ourselves learn from it. Even if we know it is bad, we must ask ourselves, why then are we watching it, why are we spending the time God has given me to linger in our old sinful self, or being entertained by watching others sin. Be strong, Russ, seek to study God’s Word so you may be able to tell what is of God and what is not.

    Your Friend in Christ,
    Jeffrey Kee

  • Jeffrey Kee

    SORRY!!!!!!!!! MY LIST GOT SCRAMBLED SOMEHOW, SO HERE IT IS “UNSCRAMBLED”

    What Absolution stands on:
    *1* God will take away our salvation if He wants
    *2* Kill the sick if they are dangerous
    *3* A virus can condemn you to hell and can force you to reject God
    *4* “Kill or be killed” & Save your self first, because you’re the important one

    —————————————————————-

    What the Bible teaches us:
    *1* God has promised that we have eternal life if we confess that His son died for our sins, and that no one can take it away from us.
    *2* Protect the sick even if they mean you harm
    *3* Man decides whether he wants God or sin (the price of sin is the rejection of God’s gift of eternal life) Christ says that he will not even let us be tempted beyond our strength, so our rejection of God cannot be caused by a virus, it is caused by us choosing to reject His son Jesus.
    *4*Show compassion to your enemies (Romans12:17-21) and love your neighbor as yourself (the parable in the Bible tells us of a Samaritan helping a Hebrew, a man who hated his kind. Jesus said that if you hate someone you have murdered them in your heart. That means we have sinned.)

  • Jeffrey Kee

    Dear Absolution,

    The second show is somewhat worse then the first, the plot does not show any signs of resolution or absolution. The audience should know the plot by now, and get a hint of how this problem gets resolved. Enough about the second episode for now, I have a something more important to say at the moment.

    You have avoided the main problem of my last two comments that I addressed to Absolution on the first episode! Twice you have neglected that I have said: God would never force people to forfeit their salvation. You instead have answered questions that where not there or you are repeating without any backing.

    Did you even read my last comment?

    Look at the fourth paragraph again! What does it address? It addresses that Absolution is teaching that God is a killer and not a redeemer! Yes He has a narrow way that we must take to be given eternal life, but He never condemns people’s souls by a virus that takes away their salvation. A virus that people DID NOT CHOOSE TO GET! Did you get it that time? Maybe you should read this paragraph again. Stop avoiding the question. Christians should teach what is right, if this is your aim. If you feel that you are right, then you will defend YOUR STANCE that God wants to condemn mankind. Remember what Gabby said! This show is sickening, and is worse then those powder-puff Christian films, because it has no scriptural backing.

    In Christ
    Jeffrey Kee

  • CharlieJB

    You haven't understood the Bible until you've read from Genesis to Revelation. It's just impossible, from Genesis you know nothing about Christ, or any matter of salvation. Does that mean it doesn't exist? Of course not. Therefore, until this show is done, you won't understand *it* either. Never the less, what you're looking for might, (but most likely), won't show up until this show has near run it's course in the first season. Patience my Godly friend. (No cynicism at all there)

  • Jeffrey Kee

    Dear CharlieJB,

    You're right, CharlieJB, you haven't understood the Bible until you've read from Genesis to Revelation. So look at the book of Genesis again. Right after we are told about the fall, God comes to the man, the woman, and the serpent and he lays out the plot of redemption for mankind. Right after they sinned we know what is going to happen. So Absolution should say that the view that they are teaching at the moment are wrong, but look at their statements on the first episode. They apparently don't agree with what you are saying, because I have asked them questions about their wrong teachings, and they say that those views that they are teaching are the right views, and not the wrong decisions of the characters. Ask them what they believe. I have asked them, and they have said that they are teaching what is right, though it’s not. They have given me a glimpse into the future episodes by the beliefs they hold. Look at the comments to episode one, but if that is to long for you, I have condensed what they and I have said over the past few weeks on the two comments I have written to Russ (the second one is a clean copy of the list that was in to first, but the comment was somehow scrambled when I pressed the post button, so refer to the second for the real list). This is a show that is teaching that God is some sort of god that delights in the death of the sinner (Gabby's observations on the first episode, and no one in Absolution responded to correct him, so they are agreeing with Gabby, because when I voiced my concerns, they said that I was wrong, yet still left comments like Gabby's uncorrected. Thus they believe it because I mentioned these comments to them). So before you give it any more support, follow the suggestion that I gave to Nate and Chelsea.
    I suggest that you read my responses to Nate and Chelsea (the last two of my comments on episode one), and think about what I have said, then tell me what you think after you have time to examine what I have said along-side the Bible. Don’t just take what Absolution says for granted, or what I say for that matter, look at the Bible, and ask Absolution what the story is really teaching. I would like to hear your thoughts about this subject once you have read the comments. And asked God to show you what to do.

    In Christ,
    Jeffrey Kee

  • Rob

    Another awesome episode, can't wait for more. Great job guys.

  • Nate

    Jeffrey,

    I'm gonna keep it short cause these conversations are just way too long over a simple topic. If you take the verse where David slept with Bathsheba and look solely at it then you can bring nothing good from it. But if you widen your viewing angle you see how God corrects it and what happens because of it. Let the show flesh out. The Bible is nothing but a big story and throughout the Bible there is murder, homosexuality, adultery, violence etc. etc. etc. So, if you say that this show is doing wrong on that basis then you might as well tell God that He is wrong.

    Nate

  • Jeffrey Kee

    Dear Nate,

    Correction, these are not simple topics. Did you read my last comment to you on episode one? I explain very thoroughly the reason why this problem is in need of immediate correction. I said that the problem does not lie with the manner that the story is being written, but in the teachings that are founded off the author’s beliefs. If you have been reading the comments that I have been writing, then you already know that the problem is not something that can be overlooked.
    You have used the Bible for the defense of Absolution, that is good, but you left out something. What happens in the Bible? David already knows that he has sinned because the Bible already stated several times in the previous books that it is a sin, and David is aware of his choosing to sin because he knows the laws of God. Yes the story fleshes out, but the reader already knows that God does not approve (because he has made it so plain, He does not have to state it again at the beginning of story of Bathsheba). Now Absolution does not say that the characters are doing what is wrong, in fact, it says the opposite; Micah says that the characters are doing what is right. Problem!!!
    Now I feel that you are assuming that I do not know where the writer is going with the story. I have said in my comments several times already that the writer has already stated that he BELIEVES in the action and teachings of the characters. Now, tell me again what makes you think that if the writer believes in the evil, that he will write the opposite of that belief? Read that sentence again (for nobody is taking heed of that question) and answer that question, not off the top of your head, but talk to the writer about the story and what he believes then look at the other comments that I have written and, more importantly, the Bible.
    I hope that I have made it simplistic enough for you to understand (seeing that nobody seems to be reading or understanding the other comments).

    P.S. Go back and read my last comment to you in episode #1, print it out and highlight the problem points I state and answer those statements. You may be surprised at how big this problem really is.

    Sincerely,
    Jeffrey Kee

  • Andrew

    If you think that the writers of this show think killing is right, believes in evil, or whatever else you're claiming, I'm going to have to disagree, because I know these people, they are strong Christians, and this TV show they're making will reflect that despite what your limited perception of it is.

    But seeing as it's obvious you'll never change your mind about any of this, combined with how ridiculous your claims are, I probably won't be arguing with you.

  • Jeffrey Kee

    Andrew,

    About me, you said: “But seeing as it's obvious you'll never change you mind about any of this, combined with how ridiculous your claims are…”. Well, it is obvious that you have not been reading the comments by Micah. He states very plainly that he agrees with the killings. As for believing in evil, he does when it comes to his interpretation of God. I have been saying these things since the beginning of this argument, they are not my own, but the correction that the Bible gives. I advise you look at the comments of Micah and myself on the first episode. You may be surprised at how little you know about your “friend's” beliefs. As for my “ridiculous claims” (as you put it) I have quoted both Absolution comments and the Bible. The ridiculous claims are ones that are made with no backing, what-so-ever. If you are going to defend or attack something, then you should be able to quote your sources. I have done just that in my other comments ( I don’t have to state them again do I? ).
    Just because someone is a Christian does not mean that they are beyond teaching the wrong thing. Look at the comments I have written and those of Absolution before you make any more comments, because it is obvious that you are defending a position, but have not taken the time to research the arguments of the other side. Do the research, read the comments, read the Bible; it is all there, just put aside your assumptions first. Absolution's original goal was possibly right and honorable, but it has not been carried out in that way.
    You say that I will never change my mind, which is true IF Absolution does not correct its mistakes before it is too late. I have been trying to tell them they are in need of correction, and they have not taken heed; at times, I don’t think that they even read what I said, they respond without answering even one of the questions I have stated, before they gave their opinion. Opinions are fine, but you should have a reason like I have (given dozens of times already to others). Otherwise

    (P.S. Micah, if you are reading this also, remember there is still a chance to stop this before you get to deep to correct it.)

    In Christ,
    Jeffrey Kee

  • Nate

    Let me just make this a whole lot shorter and save some time.

    Say I'm playing a board game like risk with my friends. I decide that I want Africa for myself so I go and I win and take over Africa and kill all of my friend's men in Africa. Was that wrong of me?

  • Phillip

    Dear Jeffery Kee,
    I have a question do I know u and I think I know a little more about the plot it is more like the suvivers are christians and the infected are people trying to turn them away from God see absolution represents the story of a christians life and shows how easy it may be to get one to turn away from God but u see when the suvivers find the cure it's like the Bible and it converts others to Christ, please take mi message kindly and think on what I have to say,
    From absolutions biggest fan Phillip F.

  • Jeffrey Kee

    Nate,

    If a board game was real life, then yes, it would be wrong. The game of Risk is a contest, much like baseball, soccer, or other. But I am sure that you are able to understand that a game is much different then real life. If you were to really kill your friends (or anyone else for that matter) you have committed murder. I am sure that you understand, right?
    Even in a board game, though, if your motives change from a friendly competition to a punishment for something they did earlier (like calling you names or for embarrassing you), then you have sinned in your heart. (Matthew 5:22- But I tell you that anyone who is angry with his brother will be subject to judgment. Again, anyone who says to his brother, ‘Raca,’ [contempt] is answerable to the Sanhedrin. But anyone who says, ‘You fool!’ will be in danger of the fire of hell.) What are you motives in the game, to enjoy friendly competition, or to satisfy your frustration or anger?

    In Christ
    Jeffrey Kee

  • NateK

    Good episode, I liked the music for the beginning Charlie did an excellent job with that. As far as acting goes you all had it.

  • Phillip

    Hey Peter,
    I want to know can I help with absolution and act in season two
    from Phillip absolutions biggest fan

  • Phillip

    Okay guys why is everybody ignoring me I had to correct u both,
    Phillip to Jeff and Nate

  • Phillip

    Jeffery you know I want to know how u became this well I don't want to say ignorent but nieve maybe that should do it but listen to mi message to u in ur first comment
    from Phillip,in Chist

  • Nate

    And this story is not real life. End of story.

    Nate

  • Phillip

    Hey Nate,
    you know how this religon preacher keeps saying that Absolution is a story about how God can damn you to hell well I wonder how he became so strange
    from Absoklutions biggest fan Phillip F.

  • Phillip

    Hey Jeff u old blitherhorn,
    Imagine all of this were real and somebody was trying to kill u but u had a gun would u kill them in self defense or let them kill u
    IMAGINE!!!!!!!!!!
    LEARN!!!!!!!!
    HEAR WHAT I SAID TO YOU!!!!!!!!!
    from Phillip in Christ

  • Adalyn Morris

    For starters, yes, when Adam and Eve sinned we knew what was going to happen. They had to leave the garden and live in a world of sin. But it wasn't until thousands of years later that God's plan through Jesus began to be revealed through the prophets. That took a long time, and there was a lot of conflict and many problems up until then.

    Secondly, YES, I DID DISAGREE WITH WHAT YOU SAID ABOUT GABBY. I know her very well, and I know for a fact that she doesn't believe that God delights in death. (See my reply to your last comment on episode 1. And please don't say anything about not knowing all the information, because I read all of your comments up to this point)

  • Adalyn Morris

    For starters, yes, when Adam and Eve sinned we knew what was going to happen. They had to leave the garden and live in a world of sin. But it wasn't until thousands of years later that God's plan through Jesus began to be revealed through the prophets. That took a long time, and there was a lot of conflict and many problems up until then.

    Secondly, YES, I DID DISAGREE WITH WHAT YOU SAID ABOUT GABBY. I know her very well, and I know for a fact that she doesn't believe that God delights in death. (See my reply to your last comment on episode 1. And please don't say anything about not knowing all the information, because I read all of your comments up to this point)

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