Geography and time have brought enormous changes to the art of transforming raw logs into useful lumber. Producer-archivist Don Olsen has spent over two decades amassing rare footage spanning 50 years, which detail logging by railroad on the West Coast - with a focus on equipment and techniques. His dream has become a reality with the release of this 2 volume set of DVD's.|
Jim Sabol spearheaded a team who provided research on the subject. Filmmaker Warren Haack directed this unique program which is presented in 16x9 widescreen format with stereo sound.
Volume 1 covers the building of the railroad, felling, topping the spar tree, rigging, and the evolution of yarding. Footage of operations include the logging railroads of the Westside, Pickerling, Long-Bell at Keasey, Rayonier, Fruit Growers, Union Lumber, Weyerhaeuser, Crown-Williamette, Michigan-California, Holmes-Eureka, McCloud and Yosemite Sugar Pine. Rare footage includes new sequences from 16mm film never seen befor
|Overall rating for this DVD?
|The rest is optional but appreciated.|
|In your opinion, how was the narration level?
There was no narration.|
Could have used more.
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Narration can be turned off.
|Aside from the content of the DVD, how would you rate the image quality (sharpness, camera steadiness, etc)?
A little rough around the edges.
|How would you rate the VALUE of this video?
Overpriced for the amount of enjoyment I got out of it.|
Seemed a little high, but not too bad.
|Last question. Would you recommend this DVD to others?
Not unless they REALLY were interested in the subject matter.
A "Must Have"!
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