Date: Saturday, December 8, 2018
Time: 11:00 am
Location: The Onyx Theater
107 Argall Way
Nevada City, CA 95959
Contact: Bill Bowen 530-559-4118
Speakers: Jason Howard, Andrew Rolland & Sandy King – Production Team for Technically Improbable!
Early Preview of Excerpts from the “Technically Improbable!” Documentary
Technically Improbable! is a three-part documentary series that attempts to answer the question of how high technology happened in and around Grass Valley, California, as well as explore its impacts on the world. The series is currently in production and is scheduled for release in late 2019.
You can find a teaser trailer for the documentary at http://technicallyimprobable.com/
Breakdown of the Episodes:
Episode 1: Origins
The story of how high technology came to Grass Valley is really a tale of two men: Charles Litton, Sr and Dr. Donald Hare. What they brought to Grass Valley, both in terms of inspiration and perspiration, set in motion more than sixty years of local progress in various high technology fields.
Episode 2: Fun and Games
Beginning in the early 1970’s, several companies in the Grass Valley area made an impact on the world of entertainment. From toy trains, to electronic instruments, to the venerable Atari 2600, 400, and 800, you’ll meet the people who made these things possible.
Episode 3: Explosion
In 1973, Dr. Donald Hare’s company, the Grass Valley Group, was sold to Tektronix. This set off decades of innovation in television production technology. Ultimately, the success of the Grass Valley Group in the region would create multiple successful spin-off companies that made even further significant contributions to television.
About the Speakers:
Jason Howard is, among others, two things: an audio/video geek and a computer programmer. He has been for as long as he can remember. These two interests are the reason he's now on the quest to tell the story of Grass Valley tech. In a way, he's also seeing the modern part of the story unfold while working as a programmer for AJA Video.
Andrew Rolland has had a passion for Cinematography since he was young. That passion has lead him to direct award winning films such as "A Net Positive" and "Bruins Away". He is the Head of Production at Nevada County Media, a non-profit organization with a mission to bring media production to Nevada County residents.
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