c)2011 Judy Burgarella, Dawn Mill, Christine Thomas
NOTE: The Vero Beach Mural Project is being Sponsored by the Vero Beach Art Club, and created by Artist Volunteers Judy Burgarella (http://www.burgarellaart.com/) Dawn Mill and Christine Thomas. Examples of artists' work can be found on www.verobeachartclub.org/) The Mural consistes of six tretched canvas panels, 36' long by 8' high, each panel 8' x 6'. Created in and for the Community Center, in their "Florida Room." Visitors are welcome to watch the artists paint between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Mondays and Fridays.
Today was devoted to production of the video interview dialogue for the Vero Beach Mural Project, and by the time I arrived at about 9:00, Bob Barbour (videographer http://www.bobbarbourphotography.com/ ) was already in the process of setting his equipment up. He was assisted by Sue Webb, a professional photorapher, and Coley Coleman, who is an experienced videographer and an artist in his own right, having a portfolio filled with exquisitely rendered sculptures in stone and marble.
We didn't expect to not paint today, but the equipment setup and intereview sessions took most of the day. Sue Dinenno was the moderator, and she had drafted a dozen or so questions for me, Christine and Dawn and had sent them to us earlier in the week to study. While we waited for Bob to set up we rehearsed and discussed our answers and what important information we wanted to impart to the public.
It was the first time we were at the murals without paint on our clothes, faces and hands. We had lots of makeup on, our hair combed, clothes not rumpled or splotched ... we really cleaned up nice. But oh, when we saw the results of our interviews on the prompter it was rather shocking. All those chins and wrinkles weren't in the mirror this morning, so what in the world happened between leaving our houses this morning and arriving at the Community Center? What's worse is that nothing can be "Adobied" out. We can only hope that Bob Barbour is a kind editor and does right by all of us. However we laughed and joked about it all, and mused at our discomfort in front of all those lights and camera angles. Bob even had an "Action" movie clapboard which was so corny but fun.
|Mayor Jay Kramer looking at himself in the Mural|
|Production Assistants Susan Webb, Coley Coleman, and Videographer Bob Barbour planning angles, lights, etc.|
|Rolling the cameras with Christine Thomas's interview|
Below is the interview session with Dawn Mill. We all were posed different questions, with runthrough twice, and it will be interesting to see how Bob edits all the different answers and camera angles. It's surprising how you can be posed the same question twice, and the second time a completely different answer comes out!
|Rolling the camera with Dawn Mill's interview|
In any case, we will get the job done, as we are committed professionals, and we are anxious to get this work out there for everyone's enjoyment ... especially the children. Stay tuned!
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