Melpignano named new manager of Ayer Public Access

AYER — David Melpignano of Groton is the new Public Access Manager for the Ayer Public Access Corporation.

Melpignano, who has extensive experience writing and producing film and video for broadcast, will be responsible for assisting residents who want to use APAC facilities and equipment to create their own videos for broadcast on Comcast Channel nine. He will promote and organize classes in videography, video editing, and assist residents and town employees in writing and producing their own public access videos.

A video editor, producer and writer, Melpignano has edited over 100 films and broadcast videos for major corporations and networks, including Fidelity Investments, Digital Equipment Corporation, the Discovery Channel, the History Channel, and most of the major television networks, as head of his own video production company. He currently runs his own videotape stock footage licensing company, Stock Video.

“We are pleased to have someone with Dave’s depth of knowledge, experience, and engaging personality launching our renewed efforts in building our membership and resident participation with APAC and its resources,” said Bob Colman, chairman of the APAC board.

Melpignano has already begun meeting with residents and town employees and plans to run videography and editing classes at the new APAC facilities in Ayer High School.

In addition to producing film and video for a broad range of audiences, Melpignano has also taught cinematography, video production, studio production and broadcast writing at Boston College, Boston University and Bridgewater State College. Recently, he taught video production, digital Imaging, broadcast journalism and film studies at Groton Dunstable Regional High School.

Ayer Public Access Corporation is a 501c3 non-profit corporation that provides access, training, and assistance in the production and cablecasting of television content for residents and organizations of Ayer — programming known as PEG access (Public, Education, and Government) in the parlance of the Federal Communications Commission.