Ernest Bloch Legacy Project (2009 Historical) – HD Conversion

Recently, I was asked to provide the original video from a project I had forgot about in quite some time. The new project has something to do with Lincoln County Historical Society and Ernest Bloch. Curious to find out what it’s all about. Nevertheless, the key players were asking for the material so I began digging.

As a videographer file management is a process with best results when your highly organized. I rarely engage in paid freelance these days and I’ve got many files poorly spread across numerous hard drives. Fortunately, I found the native file sessions and appropriate folders – incorrectly name for text based searching.

The original video below was created published on January 18, 2008. It was created to be part of the celebrations commemorating the 50th aanniversary of Bloch’s death on July 15, 1959.

At the time internet and You Tube were pretty fresh. DV and TV was considered as publishing possibilities. The camera format was Mini Mini 3 CCD. However, no filming was required here. A photograph driven project. I channeled my best Ken Burns. And, still feel the work is well done.

I realized that this could be converted to HD so I set down an grinded it out. The result is much improved (above). Most of the time suck was reconsidering “safe areas” that were allowed for in the day to avoid cropping on TVs. But, the transition movement was essentially left unchanged.

The music chosen was music Bloch composed while living in Agate Beach, OR. David Ogden Stiers is the narrator.

During his lifetime, Ernest Bloch was known as “The Man from Agate Beach.” More about Ernest Bloch at: (

I just found this video – super cool… On July 21, 2018, the larger Ernest Bloch Memorial Wayside was formally dedicated, with the the 1976 Memorial being moved to and included in a new installation featuring a new monument, five benches, and an interpretive sign*, now referred to as Ernest Bloch Place. (