From: "NewCastle, Alta Cal'a" firstname.lastname@example.org
A few years ago I was involved with the production of a video entitled The Hidden Wonder of the World, the Transcontinental Railroad
. That video dealt strictly with the old grade between Sacramento City and Tunnel 6 at Donner Summit.
That video has been broadcast over Public TV in Sacramento, Cal. many times, and they continue to broadcast it. You can see it on your computer by going to KVIE, then scrolling to VIEW FINDER, then clicking on The Hidden Wonder of the World, the Transcontinental Railroad
. The video on KVIE runs 26 minutes, 46 seconds.
I will be 73 this year, and feel the need to finish the work begun with the video mentioned above.
To that end, Bill George, the Producer and I have agreed to run the work to Promontory Summit, and work for free. In addition, he and I will individually put in $5,000 cash each; Mead Kibbey, a historian in Sacramento will fund $10,000 of the costs.
The California State Library Foundation
, headed by Gary Kurutz, will be the funding agency, as they have a 501(c)3 designation.
So we have $20,000 so far.
We will need to amend the initial video, and tidy up a few spots. We will then need to obtain more music rights, pay the film crew for 7 to 9 day work, pay expenses germane to the filming, then pay for editing, and reproduction.
The final video will run about 53 minutes, this to accomplish the one hour time frame that Public TV needs to fill a one hour program.
All involved feel that an additional $5,000 is needed to cover costs.
Our question, then, would anyone in the CPRR Discussion group have an interest in this project? They of course would have the rights of introduction to the video, plus credits at the end of the program.
Your thoughts are welcomed.
G J Chris Graves, Chairman,
Committee for the protection of "What is Truth" in Railroad History