Video Workshop

Title: Work, Rest & Play - Gainsborough

Client: Bristol Museum & Art Gallery

Brief: To facilitate a group of people’s panel members (approx. 5-8 adults) to create and produce 4 videos to accompany the national gallery touring exhibition - Work Rest and Play.  The key role of the people’s panel was to interpret a painting in the exhibition through video incorporating their own personal experiences of work, rest and play.  This video is an interpretation of Thomas Gainsborough's, The Market Cart:

How We Did It

The challenge of the project was for the People’s Panel, who were a group of people that rarely used the museum's resources to interpret paintings through video, a medium none of the participants had ever worked in previously.

We spent time planning and informing all of the participants about how to make a video and assisted them all in hands on learning by using the camcorders and other equipment we provided. We supported the participants in the scripting and storyboarding stage and discussed various places to set their videos along with the use of music, sound effects and spoken word to explore their interpretations.

Each of the participants was taken to a voiceover recording studio to record introductions to their video pieces, they also recorded scripted narrative to guide visitors through the touchscreen environment.  All of the participants were involved in the filming process of their individual videos.

Delivery Method

Developed into a touchscreen installation within the “Work, Rest and Play” exhibition at the Bristol Museum. A touchscreen monitor empowered the visitors to interact with the interpretation of their choice.

We are able to provide your project in a range of formats.

Video formats include:

DVD Format
.AVI File Format
.FLV Flash Video Format
.MOV File Format
.WMV Windows Media Video Format
.MPEG4 Video Format

Audio formats include:

.MPEG3 Audio Format
.WAV Audio Format



Over four months A JEM Production worked with Bristol's City Museum & Art Gallery and a diverse group of adults to develop video interpretation for the National Gallery Touring exhibition, Work, Rest & Play. The partnership showed great commitment to the project and ensured that all the participants really enjoyed themselves as well as creating imaginative video responses to the paintings in the exhibition. All the participants were new to video, A JEM Production put them at their ease and built up their skills and confidence to work in a new area.

- Bristol Museum & Art Gallery

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