The Gospel of John is a 2003 film that is the story of Jesus’ life as recounted by the Gospel of John. It is a motion picture that has been adapted for the screen on a word-for-word basis from the American Bible Society‘s Good News Bible.
This three-hour epic feature film follows John’s Gospel precisely, without additions to the story from other Gospels, or omission of complex passages. An audio-only version script is also available.
This May Be a Good Tool For Your Community If:
This video is a powerful visual and audio experience for those who are oral preference communicators. It offers visual reinforcement of the geographical, historical, and cultural background of the Bible. A cultural evaluation/script preparation video (CESP) may be requested from International Media Services (IMS) to determine if this is a good tool for your community. For the email address see under the secure ‘Other’ after signing in.
How This Works
Due to copyright issues, each video project needs to be initiated and approved by our IMS Project Coordinator. In considering a video for your language project, IMS suggests first evaluating the material to see if it fits in with the culture in your community.
Financial cost: There is a standard IMS fee of $500.00
Translation Method: Upon approval by the IMS Project Coordinator, the required IMS script with time codes matching the video will be released. A translator and/or consultant must be present when the video is being dubbed.
What personnel are needed to bring this resource to fruition, (make the resource available in another language)?
Along with the recording team (1-2 people) the video requires 1 narrator (probably male), 11 men, 4 women. More voices could be included.
What kind of technical expertise is needed to adapt this resource to your situation?
Requires a certified IMS specialist.
How much time is required to do all the work required to bring the resource to completion?
This video takes approximately 12 – 18 working days to dub after the script has been translated into the vernacular.
What sort of logistical setting is needed? (e.g. quiet space for recording, good Internet access)
Requires a recording studio or location that can be modified for recording.
How long does it typically take to watch, read or otherwise engage?
The Gospel of John video is 3 hours long.
What challenges or difficulties are there using this resource?
IMS has a website page which answers most of the questions about videos in the vernacular.
Multi-voice narration version only.
How To Get Started
Due to copyright issues, each video project needs to be initiated and approved by our IMS Project Coordinator. In considering a video for your language project, we suggest first evaluating the material to see if it fits in with the culture in your community. It is essential that you read through the IMS Shell Video Manual.
IMS will help you explore distribution options suitable for engaging the particular Scripture access needs of the language group you serve. They can help direct you to resources for your project or help you acquire specific items such as SD cards loaded with media data in your language, audio Bible players, solar battery packages and or portable projection devices.
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The IMS website offers many other Scripture videos and Scripture based resources as well as tutorials and articles of interest. They also offer free consultation to help you develop a media strategy for your particular context. For the email address see under the secure ‘Other’ after signing in.