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we're trying most of the fruits of supplies without the cold war because we could and flow of troops going into the southern confederacy that are one of the first week and i'm praying the work to the people in the world and we're saving early initially when that
thing's for cleo are primarily felt we find something like the warmth and pledges were from him nice each
year old reporter of a million sightseers and campers visit tannehill state historical park which is located between birmingham and tuscaloosa they come to see the history of alabama's iron industry does believe in the alabama iron and steel museum or to capture the pioneer spirit among the pioneer homes church and chris nolan reconstructed on the car history comes alive here people like michael smith a beggar demonstrate pioneer class where visitors a one thousand acre park there's the name of an indian tannehill who helped develop the iron industry here during nearly eighteen hundreds of three tannehill blast furnace is produced molten iron that was molded into farm equipment kettles skillet and other production peaked during the civil war and tamil verses became the major source of iron workers the confederate army
right in eighteen sixty five union forces led by general jay h wilson destroyed the furnace is putting an end to the production of confederate munitions at tannehill one of the stone furnace is has been fully restored and each year the furnace and nearby cab has served as the setting for an event which recalls a gallantry and the tragedy of the war between the states all raw at others worry
or are the purpose be things three years later and
he's sort of fifty years richard just a company a reference and all of the syrup soldier steel mill the men and women who participated in the civil war reenactment tannehill are hobbyists who travel all around the country to take part in authentic portrayals of civil war battles the tannehill event that lasted for two days in a battle for spectators thank
you originally people are using original infield and as the people began to research more uniform from a twenty year span now we have progressed to a very high standard this cartoon form is concerned others are involved in an unfettered and yet they didn't all the teamwork and the weapons we use our political repercussions there we go remember last week we ask the question about what really amazed and bad thanks to hollywood but that's not the way it really is never
going to answer a couple people as informers or slime with rats that journalist like your answer will unleash your head you know this is just going to use those weapons and all the money and the
plan that he had that early voters so we're in a lab right now and most of our lab late october jerusalem will roll out the player so so long it's been
the point it's been here they need those blue salamone man who is important for the country so that the real fighters who were telephone calls to great britain votes are apportioned that we have of that we just have a great job we weren't buying an ambush on no position based on the grave in the mail or even though and we can make your character oh i'm
so here we have done ourselves terribly outnumber unfortunately we would do our best to buy a building in new york it's been in this country more difficult for people to play the inside you find human were simply season the movement the part of the group that's going to go to her regular rationing a lot
unintentionally in baltimore another very unfortunately she apparently feeling it a real respect and know what they went through and the people you were enslaved were answered
and we guessed that it is possible with ultimately the public aim is to educate the public and what the conference in life is to behead a scant one hundred and twenty five years ago here's a preventive infield question must have been like going back there basically eons there are so many casualties were typically used in the sixties and police troops use move or muzzle loading musket up his musket are not effectively accurate beyond the range or so you consider the fact that you have to marshal in nature and the case in that century to i'm sure your honor and then consider
the comments a one hundred yards to actually engage use those tactics in eighteen cities with a weapon problematic parts of the reasons you'll find lists are so i mean there's a tremendous water on both sides i guess what we're trying to do here is simply portray a little bit of that law appreciation li li li li is it and
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he says there's more to come on tonight that town and country but we would like to invite your comments ideas and suggestions drop was a line of campaign country vox ex university of alabama every night waiting for the second portion of our program it's been said the nation for me for me
well that's my job and it's a fine job but i'll have to admit there are times when things are really hectic your work that i'd rather be at home just watching television like everybody else town and country his show you how everything from potato chips cigars are made right here in alabama and tonight we're going to turn the cameras on ourselves and show you how a town and country has made nice nice
town and country is one of five week the program's produced by the university of alabama television services our organizations born in nineteen fifty four to reduce programs for the alabama public television that were relocated on the university's campus in tuscaloosa in the old union building which is currently being renovated we recently moved into a newly remodeled portion of the building and construction continues all around our offices when construction on the building is complete it will consolidate offices for all of the university's school of communication which is one of the nation's largest training facilities in the field of communications producer director charlotte moakley and i share of the responsibility for creating features four of town and country each feature story begins with an idea and the ideas for our
teachers come from many sources including letters from viewers we received a press release announcing the civil war battle re enact the mechanical part and decided to contact the coordinators of the event to discuss our interest in videotaping this for the program after a few phone calls our plans were set and but on the day of the event in our crew assembled at an early hour and began unpacking equipment and our production staff consists of camera operators or videographer as we call them and student assistance we employ many students on a part time basis and others volunteered their services to get practical experience which complements their study of broadcasting at the university in the word that we use is a portable but it isn't like so when we finished loading everything we were ready to set back and relax during
our drive containing real park reducing features four of town and country we traveled all over the state of alabama in an effort to present a variety of interesting people places and things around in the state are at odds when we arrive at tannehill park we met hank mcardle who guided us to union most of the federal troops had already left the camp to prepare for the battle but we found a few three attackers who were eager to answer our questions while i talk with these people videographer julian elmore captured their images without camera powered by the batteries around his waist student assistant kyle hicks operated the microphone and the videotape recorder which records both sound and picture revel after several interviews at the union camp
time for the battle to begin was drawing near so we prepared to move on from your mongering we were warmly accepted at the confederate camp where hot innocence to was being served by james tolbert student assistant constance harrington samples to as videographer daddy farmed recorded be a beer while our cameras were shooting pictures in the camp i talked with confederate major larry davis who explained what would happen during the battle the entire battle had been planned in advance by the officers of the reenactment groups to record the battle we used three cameras and three video tape recorders placed at strategic positions around the
battlefield debbie and constance reported the action from the vantage point of the audience love julian and kyle rolls through the wooded area i operated a camera position high on the furnace platform and student consistent liane will invest operated the third record after the battle we returned to the camp of the victorious rebels are a few more interviews and then we packed our equipment i'm headed back to tuscaloosa to play the part i mean
i began the process of looking at all of the tapes which we had recorded several days after the battle occurred our recordings were made on video cassettes which contain a take that is three quarters of an inch wide where slightly larger than the betamax or vhs tapes which are used in home video recorder each shot was timed and loaded on the tape was after viewing all of the tapes various shots in interviews were like the pieces of the puzzle which i had worked together in the us but for the future as the pieces came together i wrote narration help introduce the story and chose music ms
bier no the music had to be recorded on an audiotape real for editing and the narration was also reported some of the rooms in our new facility in the old union buildings are still under construction unfortunately one room that has not been completed if the audio production right in your narration would normally be recorded we have had to improvise to isolate the narrator from unwanted sound and the closet in our scenery storage area has become a makeshift announcers at this point all of the program elements were ready to be combined into the program and the process of electronic editing began by coordinating the operational to video tape machines to feature was assembled on a three quarter inch video cassette one shot at a time
as one machine will use the other switches from playback to record and admit it is night each change in the picture or sound represents an end and this is a very time consuming process although the battle reenactment the tour lasted only eighteen minutes it required over thirty hours of editing the addition of special of that occurred as the edited three quarter inch cassette played and was copied on a one inch wide videotape this is the tape the place back on the air the title and names were produced by a character generator which was operated by charlotte mosley videotape editor tony hawk inserted the slow motion pictures and the feature was completed the finished program is actually played back in tuscaloosa by student assistant steve higginbotham a microwave really sends a signal to the alabama public television
networks headquarters in birmingham from beirut is microwave to all the public tv stations in the state each uptown in country program is the product of the combined efforts of many people just knowing that you're watching and enjoying our program makes our effort worthwhile thank you for watching and join us again for a town and country i mean
Uptown and Country
Gone for a Solider
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University of Alabama Television Services
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University of Alabama Center for Public Television and Radio (CPT&R) (Tuscaloosa, Alabama)
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Part One: Located between Birmingham and Tuscaloosa is the Tannehill Historical State Park home of the Alabama Iron and Steel Museum as well as reconstructions of pioneer homes and a church. While it is a favorite spot for 1,000s of campers and visitors each year, another special group uses it as the site for a civil war reenactment. Setting of the battle is at Tannehill because of Tannehill Furnaces, which were the major source of ironwares for the confederate army during the civil war. The confederate soldiers in this two day long civil war reenactment are protecting the iron mills from being destroyed by union soldiers. The piece includes interviews with confederate and union reenactment soldiers on topics like uniforms, some of the history of the war, confederate and union soldiers, what the reenactments means, and more. Part Two: Viewers learn how Uptown and Country is made with the help of the producer/director of the University of Alabama TV Services Max Shores. Shores leads viewers through pre-production talking about equipment and prep. Footage is shown during production explaining how the production team set up and captured the footage they needed. For post production, Shores talks about creating scripts for a feature, selecting music, writing narration, editing, adding special effects, and more. He also talks about all the other people who play a role in creating a feature for Uptown and Country and what it is they do.
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A series about the interesting and colorful people who make up Alabama and the inspiring stories they have to tell.
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Interviewee: Kindred, Jim
Producing Organization: University of Alabama Television Services
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Chicago: “Uptown and Country; Gone for a Solider,” 1983, University of Alabama Center for Public Television and Radio (CPT&R), American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed June 21, 2024,
MLA: “Uptown and Country; Gone for a Solider.” 1983. University of Alabama Center for Public Television and Radio (CPT&R), American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. June 21, 2024. <>.
APA: Uptown and Country; Gone for a Solider. Boston, MA: University of Alabama Center for Public Television and Radio (CPT&R), American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Retrieved from