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Genesis/ Story of Genesis Video

The GENESIS video follows the stories of Genesis chronologically. The video is divided into 18 episodes of 15 to 20 minutes each. Total running time: 5 hours 20 minutes. The video can be used in its entirety, or any of the 18 episodes can be produced individually or in stories such as the Life of Joseph (episodes 14-18). It is available as a multi-voice script. This means that you can do it with several speakers or you can do it as a single-voice narration script. An audio only version script is also available. This video helps establish a biblical worldview and is a faithful rendering of the book of Genesis.

A shorter version is entitled the Story of Genesis and runs for 90 minutes.

Website: IMS

This May Be a Good Tool For Your Community If:

Your community has a strong oral orientation in learning and communication this  video will help your community relate well to the story of Genesis. It shows the geographical, historical, and cultural background of the Bible. You can also ask International Media Services (IMS) for a cultural evaluation/script preparation video (CESP). Using such an evaluation will help you determine if this is a good tool for your community.

How This Works

Due to copyright issues, each video project needs to be initiated and approved through the IMS Project Coordinator. In considering a video for your language project, it is best to first evaluate the material to see if it fits in with the culture of your community.

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.

Translation method: Upon approval of 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.

Scripture stories included:

  • Creation
  • The fall
  • Noah
  • Abraham
  • Isaac
  • Ishmael
  • Sarah
  • Hagar
  • Rebecca
  • Jacob and Esau
  • Jacob’s vision
  • Jacob’s ladder
  • Jacob marries Leah and Rachel
  • Joseph

Scriptures used or referenced: The shortened version covers the following chapters: Genesis 1, Genesis 2, Genesis 3, Genesis 6, Genesis 7, Genesis 8, Genesis 9, Genesis 12, Genesis 13, Genesis 15, Genesis 16, Genesis 17, Genesis 18, Genesis 21, Genesis 22, Genesis 23, Genesis 24, Genesis 25, Genesis 27, Genesis 28, Genesis 29, Genesis 30, Genesis 31, Genesis 32, Genesis 33, Genesis 35, Genesis 37, Genesis 39, Genesis 41, Genesis 42, Genesis 43, Genesis 45, Genesis 46, Genesis 47, Genesis 48, Genesis 49, Genesis 50

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 can be recorded with a single narrator or multiple voices. The multiple voice script uses one narrator (male or female), seven men, three women, and one boy. More voices can be included. The Story of Genesis can be recorded using a single narrator.

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 3-4 weeks to dub, or 1 week for the shorter version.

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 GENESIS video is 5 hours and 20 minutes. The Story of Genesis is 90 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

Due to copyright issues, each video project needs to be initiated and approved through the IMS Project Coordinator. A Cultural Evaluation and Script Preparation video of the Genesis video is available to view by contacting the IMS Project Coordinator.

Go to the IMS webpage for the Genesis video, or here for The Story of Genesis

Distribution Methods

IMS will help you explore distribution options suitable for engaging the particular Scripture access needs of the language group you serve.  We can 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.

Not a Good Fit? You May Want to Consider One of These

The IMS website offers many other Scripture videos and Scripture based resources as well as tutorials and articles of interest. IMS also offers free consultation to help you develop a media strategy for your particular context.