Old fashioned video storytelling, mixing history, visuals and a few simple words
Old Strand specializes in telling stories... from long form documentaries on PBS stations, to videos for online use.
We focus on the photography,the writing, the music and the other tools that tell a simple story -- with an eye to history and natural history.
The key to our stories: The People. We are just launching a major new project called "Saving History." It will focus on the men and women who are working to protect the old stories, the old buildings, the old photos and trails and ships and ways of life, that make up our past.
"Hunting the old Pioneer Trails" tells the story of volunteers with Trails West and the Oregon-California Trail Association, who research and then mark the emigrant trails used by the Wagon Trains in the 18 hundreds. Using diaries of the actual pioneers they have found the old trails, and some of the historic artifacts left behind. They have also found some of the graves of the pioneers along the route. It's living history using a shovel, a compass and the notes of the pioneers.
"Saving Mission Control," introduces us to a unique team that has spent years saving and restoring Apollo Mission Control in Houston. The goal: to make it look EXACTLY how it looked on July 20, 1969, the day America first landed on the moon. The $5 million project was finished just in time for the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. Says Apollo Flight Director Gene Kranz of the effort, "Overwhelming. All of a sudden you were 50 years younger, I wanted to get to work."
The team, made up of architects, historians, technicians, engineers, electricians and paint historians from all over the country, have an amazing story to tell about Saving History.
DVD "Lost falls of Yosemite"
DVD "Sturgeon's Mill: Alive Again"
DVD "Guadalcanal: Island of the Big Death"
Paying tribute to the veterans of America's first battle of WWII