Linen Hall
Library

The Brief

Linen Hall Library is the oldest library in Belfast, founded in 1788. To this day it still operates as a free public library out of a former Victorian linen warehouse. This historical institution houses literature and artefacts documenting the past of the region and beyond. Linen Hall Library curates and hosts several exhibitions showcasing historical events through the artifacts they hold in their archives.

The Linen Hall Library wanted to incorporate video content into their Ireland Divided exhibition. The client needed a collection of videos describing and narrating each section of the exhibition, featuring their resident historian. The videos would be accessible via visitor’s device by scanning the corresponding QR code at each section. Also, the client needed the production of a promotional video to publicise the event across social media.

Industry

Independent Library

Location

Belfast

Involvement

Video Production
Social Media Marketing

Industry

Independant Library

Location

Belfast

Involvement

Video Production
Social Media Marketing

Linen Hall Library is the oldest library in Belfast, founded in 1788. To this day it still operates as a free public library out of a former Victorian linen warehouse. This historical institution houses literature and artefacts documenting the past of the region and beyond. Linen Hall Library curates and hosts several exhibitions showcasing historical events through the artifacts they hold in their archives.

The Linen Hall Library wanted to incorporate video content into their Ireland Divided exhibition. The client needed a collection of videos describing and narrating each section of the exhibition, featuring their resident historian. The videos would be accessible via visitor’s device by scanning the corresponding QR code at each section. Also, the client needed the production of a promotional video to publicise the event across social media.

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The Approach

Our focus was on creating a series of videos to engage and inform the visitor of what is displayed at each section of the exhibition. We conducted diligent research into the subject matter to establish the tone and pace of each video.

One on one meetings with the curator give us a sense of the content and what each video required in terms of scripted dialogue and cut away scenes to the artifacts. The videos would also be supplemented with graphic text to draw the information and visuals together. Using our camera, sound and lighting equipment, we shot the footage, featuring the curator, on site at the historic Linen Hall in the centre of Belfast.

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The Approach

Our focus was on creating a series of videos to engage and inform the visitor of what is displayed at each section of the exhibition. We conducted diligent research into the subject matter to establish the tone and pace of each video.

One on one meetings with the curator give us a sense of the content and what each video required in terms of scripted dialogue and cut away scenes to the artifacts. The videos would also be supplemented with graphic text to draw the information and visuals together. Using our camera, sound and lighting equipment, we shot the footage, featuring the curator, on site at the historic Linen Hall in the centre of Belfast.

The RESults

A collection of audio-visual content to compliment the artifacts and written displays, throughout the exhibition. Also, a trailer style promotional video for social media. All the videos were captured with crystal clear audio so it can be heard by the individual with the busy exhibition.

 Six videos were produced in total, fully shot, edited, colour graded and optimised for mobile use. The promotional video took scenes from each of the exhibition videos to give a clean and eye-catching teaser into what the event has to offer. Activating the event videos through QR code at each section of the exhibit allowed freedom and interactivity to the overall experience.