People are being asked to adopt their favourite sleeping positions in the window of a south Devon bed shop and in full view of passers-by.
The film, lasting one hour seven minutes, will be shown on a loop
The project, which launches Adult Learners Week, was inspired by artist Sam Taylor-Wood who filmed David Beckham while he was asleep.
Volunteers are being photographed on Monday at Ron Campion's Brixham shop.
The results will be used to create a montage for a community art project at the adult education centre in Brixham.
Adult education tutor Anita Wren, said: "We saw what Sam Taylor-Wood did with David Beckham in a hotel and we thought it might be nice to do the same in Ron Campion's bed shop.
"David Beckham was naked from the waist up, but we won't be asking people to do that."