1. The Chicago Tribune: A history of logging for newspaper production VOD


    from lyndon smith / Added

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    Trees to Tribune is a vintage educational video which shows the way the newspaper production process for the Chicago Tribune, from the trees to the printing press, and every step along the way. Beginning with a detailed view of the logging setup of the Tribune, a map shows the location of the Tribunes own timber lands in Quebec. The film documents the transport of supplies by boat, wagon, and even sled to the various logging camps in the region. It also shows the logging camps, and how the trees are cut and transported to saw mills. The log pieces are floated downriver, with occasional traffic jams being freed by the use of dynamite, and then fed into revolving drums to have their bark removed. After being shipped to the pulp mills, the logs are cleaned and sent through wood chippers to be made into either chemical sulphite pulp or mechanical pulp. These pulps are then mixed to make the substance that is passed through rollers and made into newsprint. The Tribune had its own ships that transported the paper through the Great Lakes to a Chicago warehouse. At this point, the film shows a few of the editing offices, a scene of how they make an engraving of a cartoon, and linotype setting type. They make the stereotype plates, then load everything onto roller presses. After the paper has been printed, we see the process of delivery to newsstands and subscribers. Walking viewers from a tree in the ground to a newspaper on a doorstep, Trees to Tribune is a marvelously educational and informative exploration of Canadian forestry, logging history, lumber mills, newspaper printing supplies and production, and the operation of old newspapers.

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    • Saving Our Forests


      from Wild Dog Studios / Added

      Saving Our Forests is a short film about the decline of Ponderosa pine forests, its impact on rural communities, and what can be done to save both. To learn more: www.SavingOurForests.com Columbia Gorge International Film Festival 2012 Winner for Best Environmental Short

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      • Railroads, Logging and Lumber


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        A short slide program using some of our photos of logging railroads, wrecks and sawmills.

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        • Tea Party Idaho!


          from Michael Caditz / Added

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          Watch the owners of a natural food store in a small Idaho town explain the simplicity and safety of life in their community and their involvement in the Tea Party. They discuss their adamant support for gun rights, their opposition to government regulation, taxes, and building codes; and perhaps surprisingly, their support for the legalization of hemp and marijuana.

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          • Mother Forest sketches (Between the Ice Ages) - Savage Falls TN light-hike


            from Wes Rehberg / Added

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            Mother Forest sketches -- (Between the Ice Ages) We're sketching out a possible experimental film that would include a segment on the Applachian mixed-mesophytic forest and its challenges. The Cumberland forest is said to have served as the mother provider of hardwood trees and other forest life for the North American continent for 150,000 years but now has been decimated and fragmented. Threats are reported to include logging, development, mining, pulp and chip mills, genetic modification, quarrying, and air and water contamination. A good background on this can be found at the World Wildlife Federation web site. We're also keeping in touch with friends, family and other environmentalists to help guide us on this trail. Above, as a brief light-hearted start, with Eileen and our rescued dogs Mercury and Jillie, is a six-minute video sketch of a late April hike we took through a trail in the Savage Gulf State Natural Area in south central Tennessee to Savage Falls. The area is a mixed mesophytic forest preserve. Eileen has also gotten out her sketchpad and easel, so graphic art is also forthcoming.

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