Sunday, May 17, 2009

We've started filming for Sand Shed

Yesterday we shot about 35 minutes of film for the documentary. This is our first real film. It took all day. Morning was up in the Middle Fork getting some solid "B-roll" footage while we spent the afternoon shooting the truck going to the Valley.

The most exciting thing though is Jan Hollenbeck, of the Forest Service, found ten tapes of loggers who worked for the North Bend Timber Company in the 1920's and 1930's being interviewed in 1989. I was able to digitize half of them on Friday and they are great. I have to get back to get the other half. Thanks, Jan, these are outstanding!!

Road is Open to 7.5

Middle Fork road is open to MP 7.5 (about 1/2 mile past the Bessemer mountain road with the blue gate). The road is in great shape and there are tons of people in the MF.

The new gate is at the boundary of the National Forest. Rumor has it the Forest Service is going to open to the road to the campground by Memorial Day.

The next step is to fix the bridge over the Taylor River. It's in pretty bad shape. This link on the Forest Service website shows the problem (this is the North bank of the river:

Same rumor says the USFS is going to go in to do the repairs in August.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Middle Fork Road is Open

Just got word (second hand) that the Middle Fork Road is open to about Mile 7.5. This is about a half mile past the Bessemer Road with the blue gate.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Sand Shed Receives a 4Culture Grant

We just received the exciting news that we have received a History Special Project Grant from King County 4Culture. This will allow us to do more on the film and apply some higher end film techniques.