The primary challenge was working around the artist's desire not to have his face shown during the film.
Cinematographer Rick Gershon, Director Brian Storm and Producer/Editor Tim McLaughlin identified a performance by Walid Raad at the Museum of Modern Art, as a potential shoot date for the film. Coordinating the coverage with MoMA, the MediaStorm team documented Raad’s performance, as well as his artwork. For much of the footage, Gershon avoided Raad’s face, but for those shots which did, McLaughlin blurred his face using Premiere Pro’s gaussian blur effect.
The films were shown on April 11, 2015 at the 2016 International Center of Photography’s Infinity Awards in New York and launched online on April 12, 2016.
The films available here are the full-length pieces. We also created shorter versions
to show at the awards ceremony.