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A Different Perspective

Updated: Nov 6, 2023

My new film explores public monuments through eye-level angles, offering a unique perspective on the work of the Piccirilli brothers. This approach allows me and the viewers to appreciate the sculptures as the artists saw them in their studios, detached from the larger architectural design. For that purpose I recently visited the Brooklyn Museum and the Fireman's Memorial in Riverside and experimented with A Different Perspective.

I will very much like to hear your thoughts on these two sequences.

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I thought they were both powerful. Few will ever see the Brooklyn Museum sculptures so close up and clearly presented arising out of the haze. The detail of the deceased fireman is stunning. For people of faith, I have to imagine Attilio announcing as he did when Furio won the prize for his seal sculpture; "We have won the prize," thanks to Eduardo-Montes Bradley! Don Partington

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Thank you for your message. Indeed, it is quite a site to be able to observe these sculptures at eye level. I will try to do the same with the six magnificent sculptures on top of the NYPL one of these days.


Margaret Sano
Margaret Sano
Oct 26, 2023

I found the Fireman's Memorial sequence incredibly compelling and moving. The close focus and very slow movement of the camera allowed me to really stare at and notice details. The music selection is excellent, it sharpens the focus rather than distracts.

The Brooklyn museum 25 sculptures segment was interesting but it was harder to stay focused on the sculptures because of distance and pan speed.

I am really looking forward to seeing the complete documentary.

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Thank you for making a reference to the speed of the pan. I completely agree. Sometimes I struggle with the need to move forward at the expense of a more detailed observation. I will pay more attention to the speed in the future, and will revise this particular sequence to allow for more time to process what the audience sees.

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