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HEADS STONE HEADS DOCUMENTARY

Description to come (Original RT: 6 minutes)

A film realized by Charles Lyman.

 

PETER MELARAGNO CREDITS:    Editing.

HORSE INSTALLATION

Outdoor performance projection: on three linked twenty foot, mesh curtains flown over access steps to a dark, smooth flowing river. The curtains move in the wind and the images flow with currents of air and water. The abstractions are based on a horse, rider and shadows on a  snowfield in Colorado.  (Original RT 9 Minutes)    Photographed & Realized by Charles Lyman.

PETER MELARAGNO CREDITS:    Editing.

LADDER INSTALLATION

Outdoor performance projection on a  white cedar ladder 15 feet tall and  four feet wide, with nine 10 inch wide rungs. Images are projected on the rungs.  The theme is the great Elizabethan Ladder of Being, a 17th century philosophy which ranked all humanity on a ladder based on importance and closeness to God.  In this performance the filmmaker climbs and descend the ladder.  (Original RT 8 Minutes)  

PETER MELARAGNO CREDITS:    Editing.

ASHLEY BRYAN DOCUMENTARY

Ashley Bryan lives on the island of Isleford in Maine.  His studio is a fascinating collection of historical toys, merry-go-rounds, puppets, airplanes, pop-guns, on table tops, hanging from the ceiling or the stair case. Ashley, who taught at Dartmouth College, paints, prints, and writes children’s stories, is the delight to island children as he performs with his hand-made puppets, constructed of bird bones, driftwood & spindrift.   

(Original RT: 9 minutes)         PETER MELARAGNO CREDITS:    Editing.

DISTANT SHOTS DOCUMENTARY

"Distant Shots" concerns the early life of Charles P. Lyman, a Bostonian born in 1912, who grew up to be a sportsman, environmentalist, and a Professor of Biology at Harvard University.  It is composed entirely of found footage shot by himself and his family.  It recalls a vanished life-style, from preparatory school  to the moors of Scotland.   Directed by Charles P. Lyman Jr.  (Original RT: 12 Minutes)  

PETER MELARAGNO CREDITS:    Editing.

THE POET & THE PRINTER DOCUMENTARY

Description to come.   Photographed & Directed by Charles P. Lyman.    (Original RT: 1 Hour)

 

PETER MELARAGNO CREDITS:    Editing.

MY FRIEND JIM DOCUMENTARY

A portrait of Jim Pilkington, an Englishman who experienced a bitter Second World War, and spent the rest of his life farming, raising dogs, and hunting red deer in the wild mountains of northern Scotland. The film describes a traditional way of life, in daily harmony with the natural world and with gamekeepers and gillies who still make their living in the moor and forest.   Photographed by Charles Lyman.  Original RT: 13 Min.)

PETER MELARAGNO CREDITS:    Editing.

ANOTHER POINT OF VIEW DOCUMENTARY

In the year 2000, Charles J. Levin, a real estate attorney in Tampa, Florida co-founded (with Cindy Flowers and Vincent Sorrentino), the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts.  Wholly devoted to the photographic arts, it has grown to become a major force on the cultural life of the city.  This 15 minute documentary chronicles the first eight years of the museum's existence.  Directed by Charles Lyman.              

PETER MELARAGNO CREDITS:    Videography & Editing.

FROM HARPSWELL TO BARCELONA DOCUMENTARY

4-MINUTE EXCERPT (Original RT: 11 minutes).    Produced by Charles Lyman (for Atlantic Productions of Tampa) about the friendship of British sculptor Sir Tony Caro and his long-time patron Lewis Cabot.

PETER MELARAGNO CREDITS:    Editing.

 MY WORK WITH CHARLES LYMAN & ATLANTIC PRODUCTIONS