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Luke Video

The LUKE video contains, word-for-word, the Gospel of Luke divided into subsections. It has a multi-voice script. This means that you can record it with several speakers, or you can record it with single-voice narration. Total running time: 4 hours 15 minutes. An audio only version script is also available. This video helps your community to get a biblical worldview and is a faithful rendering of the Gospel of Luke.

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 Gospel story of Luke. 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.

Website: IMS

How This Works

Due to copyright issues, each video project needs to be initiated and approved through our IMS Project Coordinator. In considering a video for your language project, we suggest first evaluating the material to see if it fits 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 from 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 can be recorded with a single narrator or multiple voices. The multiple voice script uses one narrator, six men, two women, and one boy. More voices can 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 LUKE video is 4 hours and 15 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 Luke video is available to view by contacting the IMS Project Coordinator.

Go to 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 cards 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.