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Photos of VIDEO/A-V Workshops in the Rotation Model

Learn more about the Video/A-V Workshop in the Rotation Model.

See a list of Video Workshop Decor ideas, furniture, and sources.

In the Rotation Model, the Video Workshop is sometimes called the "Theater" or "Cinema" Workshop. Typically it is where videos are shown.  In some Rotation churches, it is where videos are MADE and viewed (sort of a "drama workshop"). A variation on this idea is the "News Studio" where Bible stories are turned into news programs/commericals, and videotaped. Another variation is the making of visuals, such as, cartoon transparencies, or making an audio recording/reading/song.

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As you can see, SEATING varies in various Video or Cinema Workshops. Some workshops are used for other activities during the week or become another workshop on certain Sundays so they need flexible or quick-change seating and decor. In one Rotation "Video" Workshop, the church put in 10 stackable plastic "adirondack" chairs that kids loved sitting in. Others use rugs or cushions. Surprisingly, real theater seats are easy to find in many metro areas as theater companies switch out their seating.

Director's chairs, "rollie" chairs, theater seats, stackable plastic adirondack chairs... the idea is COMFORT and FUN. Most Rotation churches would agree that floor cushions might induce sleep, and bean bags can be a bit noisy.

Popcorn machines are popular in the Video Workshop, and thus, so are vacuum cleaners!


Because of the increasing popularity of LCD projectors, most Video Workshops these days do not use projection screen, but rather, simply have a white space on a wall.

LCD Projectors have dramatically come down in price over the years. What once cost a Rotation church $4000 is now just $400.  By comparison, a film projector in 1990 cost $700.

You can find Bible movie posters on Ebay, or make your own as a special project.



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The first few photos I took while I was visiting State Street United Methodist Church in Bristol, VA  (You should be able to click on a photo to view a larger image.)


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Theater seats labeled with names from the Bible




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Along the walls were the books of the Bible done on "film"




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Someone had made this neat sign over the door to the workshop




ElmGroveB-VideoElm Grove Baptist, Bonner KS' Video Workshop sign.




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United PC, Sterling KS

Our Starry Night Cinema - We opted for folding camp chairs for several reasons - small budget, place for kids to set their drinks while eating popcorn, and they are easily moved to another workshop if needed.

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Ready to begin class in our New Movie Room!!!!. Although we had to roll a TV in for the first day it was not long before we had a screen and projector mounted to the ceiling.



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