Jul 2, 2009

Curator in McMichael Art Video Named Order of Canada

We just finished and posted a 5 minute video promoting the Challenging Traditions exhibit of Contemporary West Coast First Nations art at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection featuring curator Ian Thom when we learned that Ian has been named to the Order of Canada. Definitely an honour to have worked with him.

The video was shot in HD, edited in standard definition wide screen and then up-converted to HD again for YouTube upload. Backgrounds and music from Digital Juice. Some of the shots were keyed in Adobe Ultra, without any advance planning for keying, just working with enough of a difference between the walls behind the art and the art itself to pull a key. More planning might have produced cleaner edges, but the effect achieved works well for the intended medium. Probably would not have gotten permission to stick a green screen behind the art anyway.

It is listed on Open Book Toronto.