Feb 7, 2010

Tom Forrestall Artist interview at the McMichael


It is always a pleasure and satisfying to have the opportunity to interview a Canadian artist. Tom Forrestall's 2010 exhibition at the McMichael provided the setting for a micro documentary on the Nova Scotian and his work. Shot in HD, this was the first opportunity to put a new Ikan on-camera HD monitor to use. Stills of the art were shot with a Canon 5D. The 5D with a camera mounted Litepanels LED light provided enough illumination to allow natural looking photos to be taken at 1250 ISO without a flash. DSLR stills provide a much greater range of options to pan and zoom over the images than video camera still clips have on other projects.

Stephen Weir arranged the shoot. More information is on his site www.stephenweir.com and at www.mcmichael.com

Tom Smart, CEO of the McMichael had written a book about Tom Smart. My interview with Tom Smart 2 years ago about the book is on Youtube as well.