The initial idea for creating the Where Are the Dead video came from a series of lessons that Jimmy Young did several years ago on the Speaking The Truth In Love television program which airs on the local ABC channel in Jonesboro, AR. Me and HR McDonough had discussed what a video that was more visual might be like and so began a series of discussions and creative talks.
The first step was taking the lessons that Jimmy did and transcribing them into an editable text format. HR took on that task. The next step was HR then began editing down all of the content that was used into a simplified format and he began forming the content into the vision he had for how to present it. He also began doing additional Biblical research and rewrote all of the content so that it could be presented in a more visual way.
Once HR completed his research and rewriting of the content, he then handed it off to me and I began reworking it into a script format. His original content was in more of an article format. As I worked on the script, I began inserting possible visual ideas that might coincide with the text. While I was working on the script, there was a lot of back and forth with HR and several other church members, who were of immense help, and we continued to research what the scriptures said us about what happens to us when we die.
More in part II
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