Tom had the assistance of two very knowledgeable
and capable high school students, Chris Lemcke and
Dominick Forsello. 'We couldn't have done this without
them. I was very impressed. They knew more about
the equipment than the company that rented it to
us.' In the photo above Chris monitors the three
Apple computers used to run the slide show, and
record what was captured on both cameras and the
sound track of the entire event. 'Nick' and Chris
coordinated a lot of diverse pieces of AV equipment
to made sure there were seamless transitions from
one portion of the class to another.
Above Nick and Chris confer during an early break
while Portrait Society of America.
Co-Ambassadors Victoria Moore Abbott (left) and
Deborah Kepes (right) chat with Atlanta artist Laura
Christine Egnosti, Executive Director of The Portrait
Society of America and Chelsy McCarty, Special Programs
Assistant and Heather Walls, wife of Atlanta artist
Charles Walls greeted and signed in the registrants
as they arrived Saturday morning.
CNN intern Matt Mc Williams manned the # 1 camera
throughout the workshop.
Long time friend and fellow artist, Nancy Honea
assisted with many of the Keynote slide preparations.
Here she applies white paint to half of Tom's face
as he later would point out the workings of light
and shade and color under various lighting conditions.