For those of you who have ever struggled to present the storyline and major themes of the Bible to someone who’s unfamiliar with them—or even just to grasp them yourself—a new series of animated videos that are in development will be an excellent resource.
Tim Mackie and Jonathan Collins are at the helm of this Portland, Oregan–based nonprofit venture called “The Bible Project,” the plan being to create 72 short, free, shareable videos that break the Bible down by book and theme. The first three videos have already been released, and I have to say, I’m very impressed by their quality and can’t wait to see more!
Genesis, Part One:
Genesis, Part Two:
Heaven and Earth:
Their goal is to push out one video a month, but to stick to that goal they need people who believe in their vision and who are willing to donate money toward it. They’ve chosen to raise support on a video-by-video basis; currently they’re seeking funding for a video on the book of Exodus. If you’re interested in helping, visit www.jointhebibleproject.com. The FAQ section gives you a breakdown of their costs, which include storyboarding, animation, sound, and supplemental content development (study guides).
They are also looking for translators for captioning, so if you’re fluent in a non-English language and are willing to translate video transcripts, e-mail email@example.com.