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Spirits in the Wood: Film Facts

1991, 3/4 inch videotape: U-matic
28 minutes, Color
Description: An in-depth portrait of a man, his art, his philosophy, and his creative process, this work cuts across folk and fine art boundaries to explore the energized world and works of chainsaw artist J. Chester "Skip" Armstrong. Skip describes the forces that drive him: "The chainsaw allows you that moment of thinking translated immediately into the act of creating."
Featuring: J. Chester "Skip" Armstrong
Copyright: 1991, Sharon Sherman
Filmmaker(s): Sharon R. Sherman
Produced by: Sharon Sherman
Cinematography: Sharon Sherman
Editing: Sharon Sherman
Sound: Steven Zibelman
Acknowledgements: Original music: Steven Zibelman Production Assistant: Bill Goldsmith
Awards: Slatioara International Film Festival, Romania, 2003. National Fine Arts Video Festival 1992, Honorable Merit Award (200 entries, 10 awards given). Oregon Council for the Humanities Chautauqua Program, 1995-1999. Juried screenings at

Distribution: Sharon Sherman
1129 Taylor Court Eugene, OR 97402
Distributor Email: Contact
Distributor Website: Sharon Sherman
Distributor Telephone: (541) 346-3966

Archives & Stock Footage: Sharon Sherman
1129 Taylor Court Eugene, OR 97402
Archives & Stock Footage Email: Contact
Archives & Stock Footage Website: Sharon Sherman
Archives & Stock Footage Telephone: (541) 346-3966


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