The ep5 Educational Broadcasting Foundation

educational content for public radio and television

Demo Reels

The ep5 Educational Broadcasting Foundation has produced several mock-ups of public television documentaries as demonstrations. Please note that these were made with extremely limited resources and appear on YouTube, a hosting service using a fairly brutal compression method. Thus, image quality and playback smoothness are noticeably compromised.

We apologize for this; “free” never really is, is it?

To the Junction and Back - Part 2

This story, entitled “The Line in Winter” and shot in 2010, depicts winter operations on the Arcade & Attica Railroad. Both freight and passenger trains feature in this story, along with the winner of The Most Adorable Train Passenger Contest.

Why was Part 2 finished before Part 1? Could it have been because it was the easier of the two to do?

A Day in the Life of a Freight Train

We present the train crew’s view of the daily run to Rochester by a freight train of the Livonia Avon & Lakeville Railroad. At no extra cost, we throw in a little history as well as some extremely affordable homespun philosophy. This is a new & improved version of a television program we produced some years ago for the local cable system.

“To the Junction and Back - Part 1”

This episode, “Scenes From a Railroad”, features a variety of odds and ends from the short-line railroads we visited in 2010 during the shooting of footage for several planned public television documentaries. Production of this episode should be completed in late April. Perhaps May. By June, definitely. Honest.

“To the Junction and Back - Part 3”

Like all other businesses, small railroads must deal with the vicissitudes specific to their industry and their circumstances. In this final episode of the “To the Junction and Back” series, we examine some of these factors.

We will see how a small line constructs a new siding in one of its yards. We’ll discuss the costs of building railroads today, probably convincing most viewers to forget about their lifelong dreams of becoming rail magnates. After all, these days, we don’t build; we buy what the other guy has already made.

Completion is expected in mid-summer. Preferably, mid-summer of this year.

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