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Acts Video

The ACTS video is a word-for-word narration from the text of the book of Acts. As a storyteller, Luke is often depicted talking with people in settings that cannot be found in the Bible. This technique is used to imply that he is telling people of his experience. Flashback scenes are then used to portray those experiences. This video presents the power of God and the unity and compassionate fellowship of believers. It can be viewed in its entirety or one story segment at a time. ACTS can be useful for Bible teaching, discussion groups, and evangelism.

This video is a powerful visual and audio film for those who prefer oral communication. A cultural evaluation/script preparation video (CESP) may be requested from IMS through their contact page.

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How This Works

Due to copyright issues, each video project needs to be initiated and approved by the IMS Project Coordinator (see contact information below). In considering a video for your language project, IMS suggests first evaluating the material to see if it fits with the target culture.  It is essential that you read through the IMS Shell Video Manual.

Finer Details

Financial cost: There is a standard IMS fee of $500.00 plus a royalty fee of $100.00.

Translation method: Upon approval by the IMS Project Coordinator, the 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.

Scriptures used or referenced: Covers the entire text of the book of Acts with minimal additional information.

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 the voices of eight men and two 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 2-3 weeks to dub.

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 ACTS video is 190 minutes.

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.

How To Get Started

Visit the IMS webpage for this product.

Distribution Methods

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’s loaded with media 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.