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Elizabeth
05-03-2006, 02:43 PM
We are looking for Civil War reeinactment footage for use in a History Channel series. Specifically, b-roll footage of marching, battles, camping (in dry weather, but especially in rainy/muddy conditions).

MStuart
05-03-2006, 03:41 PM
I think you'll get more responses by expanding on who "we" are, and why/what it's for. Not sure just what "b-roll" footage is, either. We're all pretty good about helping others here, but your request leaves a lot of unanswered questions.

Mark

Elizabeth
05-03-2006, 04:35 PM
Right, to be more specific -- "We" are a production company in California that has a series on the History Channel "Man, Moment, Machine." We also produced "Tactical to Practical" on the History Channel as well as many other HGTV shows. One episode focuses on Lowe's "Intrepid" reconnaissance balloon and its use during thee Civil War. We do a lot of our own recreations for the program, but like to find other sources that we can add. We are looking for is any video/film of Civil War reenactments - from marching to battle scenes, both in dry weather as well as rainy/muddy conditions. By b-roll, I mean general scenes, not personal interviews-- hope this clears up any questions.

Sgt_Pepper
05-03-2006, 07:38 PM
Edelman Production's Internet site:

http://www.edelmanproductions.com/frameset.html

BobSzabo
05-03-2006, 10:26 PM
Contact Wide Awake Films

wideawakefilms.com

pazouave
05-04-2006, 03:56 PM
http://www.historicalentertainment.com - Historical Entertainment can get you what you need. Be it a B-Roll or Reenactors to film.

TheSignalCorpsGuy
05-12-2006, 03:05 PM
Elizabeth,

If you are doing a show on ariel recon during the American Civil War this includes TELEGRAPH. There were telegraph keys and sounders in the balloons which were used to communicate the information to the ground.

Since TELEGRAPH is part of my impression as a Signal Corps Officer I am quite knowledgable on these things.

I see quite a few shows done depicting Telegraph setups. Every one of them are WRONG!

It even took ME a while to get it right.

The picture linked here is a "Typical" key/sounder from the early part of the 20th century - and are the exact type used in MOST historical footage depicting Telegraph.

http://www.johnschultz.com/cwphoto/pics/ches04/003.jpg


However - now that I've researched and spent the MONEY I've upgraded to the correct kind of KEY. it's called a "CAMELBACK". It was the type used during the war.

Here are some pictures:
http://www.johnschultz.com/cwphoto/pics/endview1204/001.jpg
That shows my 'new' setup which consists of a Key, Sounder AND a Relay. That is typical for a civil war telegraph station.

http://www.johnschultz.com/cwphoto/pics/endview1204/002.jpg
That is a closeup of one of my camelback keys. Notice the 'hump'. And the key is all brass.


For the 'ground station' in your docu. it may have been like my set up. However, in the balloon they may have had a setup with only a sounder and key - it may have even been a "Pocket" set as pictured here.

http://www.beardsleetelegraph.org/plumphotos/museumplumphotos.htm

However - regardless of WHAT equipment they used - they had to have a battery.
http://www.johnschultz.com/cwphoto/box/014.jpg
That's a pretty accurate re-creation of a (non-operational) Daniells battery which were most common in the war. These 'six-celled' batteries were used on the main line. With balloons up with only a few hundred feet of wire - they most likely only needed 2-3 cells to make it work.

If you have any questions regarding Telegraph - please let me know. I'd rather you get it right!

jpbab
05-25-2006, 05:34 PM
We are looking for Civil War reeinactment footage for use in a History Channel series. Specifically, b-roll footage of marching, battles, camping (in dry weather, but especially in rainy/muddy conditions).

There is an entire week of events in Felton, CA capped off with a civil war reenactment this weekend. Bring a camera! :)