Abbott Meader Collection
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Creator(s)
Abbott Meader
Primary Format and Extent
film (12,749 ft.) : sd., col. ; 16 mm. print.
Collection Date Range
1969 - 1982
Summary
Collection contains two factual works and outtakes. "Orff-Schulwerk: American Odyssey" (1979) provides an initial look at the American Orff-Schulwerk Association, filmed in seventeen schools in seven states. "Stretching Out" (1982) was filmed at the Very Special Arts Festival held at the Pineland Center, a school for handicapped and developmentally disabled individuals in Pownal, and features poetry by Spindleworks, a Brunswick workshop for mentally retarded adults. Collection also contains educational/cultural works: "Portrait of Harriett Matthews" (1969), "Deep Trout" (1981), and "Spem in Alium" (1982). The films employ the Maine landscape as a vehicle for metaphoric and poetic statements. See also Huey Collection.
Biographical/Historical Notes
Credits for Portland-based MICA are: Abbott Meader, director; Bruce Williams, sound; and, Huey, camera. Abbott Meader has created numerous personal or experimental films since 1962. In addition to filmmaking and painting, he has taught art at Colby College in Waterville. Orff-Schulwerk is a non-traditional approach to education; founded by Carl Orff, it employs music as means to unlocking the creative forces in each individual.
Place(s)
Repository
Northeast Historic Film
Availability
The Collection is open for research.
Items in this collection: 9
Showing 1 - 9 of 9:
1) Orff-Schulwerk: American Odyssey
'An initial look at Orff-Schulwerk in America; filmed at seventeen schools in seven states. A cinematic and candid study, documenting students at various stages of the learning experien...more
2) Spem in Alium
Educational/cultural work, 10 min. running time.more
3) Portrait of Harriett Matthews
Educational/cultural work. Running time: 8 min.more
4) Deep Trout
Educational/cultural work. Running time: 43.5 mins.more
5) [Stretching Out A-Roll Elements]
This is a silent A-roll of Stretching Out. // In excellent condition, but has several loose splices that need to be redone. // 'Filmed at the Very Special Arts Festival held in Pownal,...more
6) [Stretching Out B-Roll Elements]
This is a silent A-roll of Stretching Out. // In excellent condition, but based on condition of splices in acc. 0249.0001, they may need to be redone. // 'Filmed at the Very Special Art...more
7) [Stretching Out Mag Track Elements]
This is a full-coat magnetic soundtrack for Stretching Out. // In excellent condition. // 'Filmed at the Very Special Arts Festival held in Pownal, Maine, 1981. An honest and revealing...more
8) Stretching Out (Soundtrack Negative)
This is an optical soundtrack negative for Stretching Out. // In excellent condition. // 'Filmed at the Very Special Arts Festival held in Pownal, Maine, 1981. An honest and revealing l...more
9) Stretching Out
Release print for Stretching Out. // In excellent condition. // 'Filmed at the Very Special Arts Festival held in Pownal, Maine, 1981. An honest and revealing look at the artists and pa...more
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