• May 2008

    We’ve just completed our third round of rough cuts for all four one hour programs and have clearly identified the remaining “holes” still in need of images. The past 90 days have seen the insertion of hundreds of still images (photos, drawings, lithographs, maps), several minutes of color and black/white historic film footage (from newsreels, news programs, independent films) and animated graphics (created by our graphics guru Richard Tsai). Our sources include institutions around the country — from the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx and the Theodore Roosevelt Association on Long Island to the National Archives and Library of Congress in Washington to the Society of California Pioneers, California Historical Society and National Maritime Museum in San Francisco. A full listing of all our generous image providers will be available upon completion this fall.

    Additional aerial shooting was completed — some of it covering the Central Valley — although we still need to go up at least one more time. We are also working on sound design and sound effects which are being added as needed. KQED has begun testing the interfaces between our respective editing systems as we move closer to delivering edited programs for them to engineer for broadcast.

    Due to the scope of the project, we are still raising completion funding so please help support completion of Saving the Bay by going to the Donate button on the left side of the navigation bar. All funds go through KQED/Northern California Public Broadcasting and are tax-deductible charitable donations.