BRIGET GANSKE

I am a Virginia-based photographer and filmmaker.

I create visual stories for publications, organizations, and individuals.

What drives my work is the desire to create meaningful stories that educate, inspire, and connect us to one another.

bganske@gmail.com
804.221.8329

Oakwood Arts

Posted on Jun 29, 2018

I recently taught a video storytelling workshop to teenagers through Oakwood Arts, a non-profit arts education center and gallery in Richmond’s Church Hill. The students learned about multimedia and how to weave words and images together. They storyboarded, wrote first-person scripts, shot video, recorded audio, and directed/assisted in the editing process. Here are videos from Mikaylah and brothers, Shammond and Jamond.

It was great to work with students again. I was impressed how quickly they learned how to use the cameras, how easily the Shammond and Jamond worked together, and how mature and clear-sighted Makaylah is for thirteen. Thanks to the good work of Oakwood Arts these young people are learning technical and artistic skills that help them express themselves.

Napoleon is Here!

Posted on Jun 8, 2018

Here is a seriously fun promo I produced, filmed, and edited for VMFA’s new special exhibition, “Napoleon: Power and Splendor,” opening this weekend.

Artist Profile: Jaume Plensa

Posted on Apr 10, 2018

To celebrate the one-year anniversary of the installation of Jaume Plensa’s “Chloe” statue at VMFA, here is the artist profile video I filmed and edited.

Artist Profile: Wosene Worke Kosrof

Posted on Mar 13, 2018

Ethiopian-born artist, Wosene Worke Kosrof, talks about his artistic process, techniques, and use of symbols and writings in his paintings.

Artist Profile: Willie Anne Wright

Posted on Feb 15, 2018

Willie Anne Wright is a native and resident of Richmond, Virginia. She received a BS in Psychology from The College of William and Mary and an MFA in Painting from Virginia Commonwealth University. She also studied photography at Maine Photographic Workshops, Rockport, Maine; Visual Studies Workshops, Rochester, New York; and VCU.

Wright’s paintings, serigraphs and drawings were her professional focus until 1972 when pinhole photography became her primary creative medium. Since then her lensless photography, pinhole and photogram, have been exhibited nationally and internationally, and have been included among numerous publications.

VMFA Kids

Posted on Dec 10, 2017

Some of my favorite videos I’ve made for VMFA are the ones we’ve done for kids. Here are a few highlights, plus the VMFA Kids playlist on Youtube:

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Inside VMFA

Posted on Dec 5, 2017

A new video series that explores and showcases the life and work of VMFA employees. Each short episode features a single employeeand gives a unique behind-the-scenes look at his/her position at the museum.

Terracotta Army

Posted on Nov 30, 2017

First discovered in 1974 by farmers in China, an underground army of nearly 8,000 life-size terracotta figures is known as one of the greatest archaeological finds of the 20th century. Discovered one mile east of the known burial site of the First Emperor of China (r. 221–210 BC), or Qin Shihuang, the terracotta army was created to accompany the emperor to the afterlife. This exhibition features ten majestic terracotta figures, including a cavalry horse, among 130 works that tell the story of China’s birth and one man’s lasting imprint on a nation.

Here are the broadcast commercials and social videos I produced for marketing the exhibition: