Book of Mormon Videos | Behind the Scenes | Mosiah–Alma

Book of Mormon Videos | Behind the Scenes | Mosiah–Alma


[MUSIC PLAYING] This year, in season three
of the Book of Mormon, we’re filming from King
Benjamin all the way up to Alma the Younger. There’s hundreds of actors,
thousands of extras. We had a lot of big,
behemoth set builds, lot of different locations. It was a pretty rough
year logistically, but it was a really
rewarding year as far as the content
we did and the stories we were able to tell. My name is Ben Lomu, and
I am playing King Lamoni. This project is inspired, and
this is part of the fulfillment that the Book of Mormon
will flood the earth. I really believe that. We’re trying to
bring souls to Christ through the Book of
Mormon, and this is just another way of doing it. O Lord, have mercy; according
to thy abundant mercy which thou hast had upon the
people of Nephi, have upon me. We’ve been doing a lot
of more intimate scenes, and the dialogue has
been really nice, light, but very sensitive,
since we’re talking about Jesus Christ and His
role in redeeming mankind. We’re just trying
to show that these are kind of ordinary people in
extraordinary circumstances, and we’re seeing the
highlights of that. Here we go. Quiet, please. And roll, please. Two cameras. A-mark. What is happening right
here, what you see–this set, these guys–this is what
makes everything come to life. A typical day on set
starts very early. We had some call times
that were like 3:30 a.m. We start four hours
before the crew comes in, and we get hundreds
of people dressed, who also have to be
made up, and their hair has to be done beautifully. We have a huge team here
that spent months and months and even, in certain
areas, years just to do some research so
that people can actually get a feel for what this
world might have felt like. It is kind of fun how we get the
different pieces of production together from different
locations, different sets, different times
that we shoot it. For example, as we start
out the episode of Abinadi, we had to shoot at four
different locations, four different times. But it all comes together
seamlessly into one story. We have different
tribes, different cities, different cultures,
and all of that’s reflected in the hair
and the personal grooming and even makeups
and tribal markings. Once everything’s
in place and you see all of the extras walking
around in costume and makeup, and the cast is in
place and in character, you feel like you’ve
stepped back in time. Our wonderful set has
turned into a ghost town. One of the things I’m
excited for people to see is the messages of the
Book of Mormon portrayed in season three that reflect
the importance of sharing the gospel with others. You see that with
Alma and Amulek, Ammon and the sons of Mosiah,
and you see it with Abinadi. I think it’s impossible to
underestimate a good story. And these videos–besides
doctrinal, full of spiritual insights
and teachings–they are story, and people love to listen
to them and learn from them. The idea is that this
is a–it’s disturbing. You think about what’s going
on here–it’s pretty sobering. Behold, even as ye
have done this unto me, so shall it come to
pass that thy seed shall cause that many shall suffer
the pains that I do suffer. Sometimes it’s
what you don’t see. It’s what’s implied,
but what you don’t see, that has the real power. [INAUDIBLE] [INAUDIBLE] It looks sweet. Action– My name’s Jeff Dickamore, and
I’m playing Alma the Younger. It’s been pretty
intimidating to try to portray such an
iconic, heroic prophet of the Book of Mormon. But to get the opportunity
to use his words and be in an environment that could be
similar to what he experienced and the life that he
lived–I’ve absolutely loved it. It’s been an amazing experience. Arise and stand forth,
for why persecutest thou the church of God? This crew, people that make
this happen, are the best. Not only are they amazing
at their jobs, experts in their fields,
but they’re also just really fun,
good-humored, happy people who are also disciples of
Jesus Christ at the same time. And seeing everyone come
together and the way that–the collaborative energy of being
on this film set has just been awesome. And you can see it. The whole reason we’re
making these videos is to bring people
closer to Christ. Our hope is that people will be
moved to change–they’ll grow closer to Jesus Christ through
these stories–and to become more like Him, which is the
purpose of the Book of Mormon: to be gathered unto
Christ, all things in one.

37 thoughts on “Book of Mormon Videos | Behind the Scenes | Mosiah–Alma”

  1. Yay! Cant wait for these episodes to go live. What a glorious gift is the Book of Mormon to all the world. King Benjamin, Ammon, Abinadi, Alma, Alma the Younger, etc. What great faith and courage these faithful disciples exercised in testifying of Christ in their day! Great examples to us all.

  2. Did the crew say "light him up?"

    This looks amazing and i can hardly wait to see the finished product. Like literally, i can not wait.

  3. I can't wait for the new series to come out this is going to be exciting & it will touch so many lives for good.

  4. I am in awe and am so grateful for all the members of this crew that have prepared for years, months, weeks, days, and down to the hour, before the actor’s even begin to film! All the preparation, time, & commitment to make this come to life for you and I, the public, member or nonmember alike, for us to enjoy to increase our testimonies and commitment to the gospel & to ultimately bring all to our Savior Jesus Christ as I’m sure has been nothing short of a miracle, yet not impossible!! Thank you…seems like such a small token of my Gratitude.

  5. Me emociona mucho saber que pronto se publicarán nuevamente los vídeos del Libro de Mormón. Gracias por sus esfuerzos y dedicación. Mil bendiciones

  6. I will NEVER forget reading the Book of Mormon for the first time!! I wept when Abinadi died!!!! I had no warning!! No idea!! He's my hero!🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼

  7. So grateful for the men and women who give of their time and talents for us to see this masterpiece! I am a visual learner and with these videos and the come follow me program you have helped me come so much closer to the teachings of Jesus Chris. Thank you and May God Bless you!

  8. I am so glad they are giving a lot of time to mosiah and alma which basically make up half of the book of mormon themselves. And after this season, the most miraculous story of all… Jesus visits the Nephites

  9. I had the opportunity and privilege to participate in the filming of the Jacob chapters and it was an incredible and uplifting experience. I’m looking forward to these upcoming videos. 👍👍👍

  10. I dont know why but I feel like I need to say this. Its okay to doubt. Its okay to have questions about the church. Its okay if your testimony is shaky AS LONG as you keep working on it. You dont have to be ashamed that you cant move mountains or that you arent visited by angels. Faith is a workin progress. It requires hard work, careful study, and a lot of patience. Alma even said"yea, even if you can no more than desire to believe, let this desire work in you, even until ye believe in a manner that ye can give place for a portion of my words."

    God isnt expecting you to suddenly get up one morning and announce "The Book of Mormon is true!" All God is asking of us is just to keep working at it. It will take a while, it usually does, but we've just got to keep moving forward.

  11. I'm so excited for these new episodes! Everyone who has helped with the production of these Book of Mormon Videos are truly talented and are blessed of the Lord. Thank you for making these! I'm so so so excited to see these new ones! Alma the Younger is my favorite Book of Mormon character and i'm so excited how they are going to turn out! <3 Thank you again!

  12. Sadly, they need fewer stone buildings and more tents. It's easier to disprove a story if there are relics left behind to be discovered later on.

  13. The Book of Mormon is like are time which relates to the ten commandments of Moses. We are to know God thy Father and Son.

  14. The LDS are lucky to have the people and resources available to produce these. I am a reader of the Urantia Book and apart from a handful of songs and documentaries, there is very little Urantia Book based entertainment.

  15. Someone please tell me they are going to string all of the episodes together to make some sort of movie book of mormon timeline type thing. That would be AWESOME!

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