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Film and Video
3 Free Mobile Phone Video Converters Compared
Author: David Phillips
How do you get Scripture video into a format that people can watch and share on their mobile phones? You'll need a program that can convert video to 3GP and MP4 file formats.
Choosing the right video file type can take some trial and error with sample phones among your target audience. You might need to distribute mobile phone video in at least two file types. For example, H.263 3GPP (.3gp) video files are used for many low-end phones with small screen sizes and less powerful processors. MPEG-4/H.264 (.mp4 or .3gp) video files are what you'll need for higher-end phones and smartphones (such as the iPhone) which have larger screen sizes and faster processors.
There are all kinds of options to choose from (video and audio codecs, bitrates, frame rate, sampling frequency, screen size, etc.), so it can get complicated. That's why it's good to have a converter program that meets your needs and level of expertise, giving you the options you need but not too many to confuse you. [more...]
A Children’s Video Series of Bible Stories
Author: Rick McArthur
Producer: Viña Studios, Sololá, Guatemala, Central America
Deditos is a video Bible story series targeting children between the ages of 4 and 14. Considering the challenges faced by children throughout the two‐thirds world, the stories are carefully chosen to reveal God's character, his dealings with mankind, and his never‐ending desire that we draw closer to him.
Each episode includes:
- the Bible story dramatized in roughly 23 minutes with real‐life fingers as actors, incorporating a song the kids can learn;
- PDF files of five dynamic lessons based on the story, including print and audio versions of the teacher’s guide and pages with interactive activities for the children.
The complete Deditos series will include 21 stories with a major emphasis on the Old Testament. The videos are being produced originally in Spanish, in sets of three each year.
Follow-up series for the Jesus film
Following JESUS is a video-based discipleship series used to ground new believers in their faith. Using dramatized storytelling techniques and incorporating clips from the "JESUS" ﬁlm, unique versions of Following JESUS teach biblical principles and demonstrate how to live as a follower of Christ in a new believer's heart culture.
The JESUS film Project is currently producing two distinct series for Africa and for South Asia. [more...]
To influence the Body of Christ to make disciples of all oral learners
Resources, events and community for those reaching oral communicators.
The NEED: There are 4 billion oral learners in the world, with a minority of resources attempting to reach them for Christ.
The PEOPLE: The remaining Unreached People Groups are predominantly oral societies.
The SOLUTION: Communicate the message of Christ to people in ways that make sense to them – instead of in ways that make sense to us!
The VISION: Influence the body of Christ to make disciples of all oral learners. [more...]
A visual translation of the JESUS film
The JESUS film has been translated into over 1000 languages and seen by billions of people. While the audio soundtrack of the film has been changed many times, the visual way in which the story of Jesus is told has not yet been translated for the 15-30 year old generation. The Visual Translation Project seeks to use the same dialog recordings used in JESUS, but translate the visual elements and how the story is told into the modern, visual language of this young, media sophisticated generation... [more...]
Based on the Gospel of Luke, the “JESUS” film has now been translated into more than 1,050 languages, with a new language being added nearly every week. This brings God’s Word to people in more than 220 countries in languages they know and understand.
Making the whole catalogue of JESUS films available on mobile devices
The JESUS Film Project is developing a Digital Media app to make all of the JESUS films and related videos (Magdalena, Children's version, short films, discipleship films, etc.) in all languages available via smartphone and tablet apps.
"As revolutionary as Bill Bright’s original vision was to reach the world through the university campus, so the new Digital Media app could have just as much potential to transform the world. Tens of millions of people in closed nations will be able to see and hear the gospel on their smartphones or video tablets in their heart language─no matter where they live or how dangerous it may be for Christians there. And people can link anyone to the app through Facebook, a blog or a Tweet with Twitter."
for iPhone and Android mobile devices
The Jesus Film Media app is now available (currently in beta) for iPhone, iPad, Android smartphones and tablets.
It features the films JESUS, Magdalena, Story of Jesus for Children in full length and segments; the series Following Jesus and Walking with Jesus and catalog of short films like My Last Day.
Users have the ability to find resources by country, language name, theme and title of the film. Languages are being added, with the aim that users will have free access to films in over 1,100 languages. [more...]
Bringing the Ancient World to Life
Designed especially for youth and young adults, Living Worlds is educational yet entertaining.
Living Worlds is filmed on location in Italy, Greece and Turkey and supplemented with computer graphics and animations. It aims to help us understand better the world of New Testament times and specifically the context into which several books of the Bible were written. Each episode is around 10 minutes long, making it ideal for use in home groups, Bible studies - even Church gatherings.
The first episode "Corinth" uses cutting edge computer graphics, animations and story-telling to explore the life of Ancient Corinth. [more...]