Wooster Geologists on Camera — Spotlight on Dendrochronology

November 16th, 2012

WOOSTER, OHIO–Greg Wiles and members of his crack dendrochronology team from our tree-ring laboratory are being filmed today for a PBS program called “Our Ohio“. It is great fun watching the TV crew setting up their equipment, and our faculty, staff and students getting ready for their close-ups. We thought you might like to see a few pictures of the process. In the image above you see Greg thoughtfully listening to instructions from the field producer.

Here’s a closer view of the camera set-up, including a small monitor that shows exactly what the camera sees.

Jenn Horton (’13), looking stylish and Wooster-branded, is talking to the film crew as they set up the dendrochronology lab with lights. Tree-ring lab veterans know this room well! (I think it looks a little cleaner than usual.)

Greg Wiles and our ace technician Nick Wiesenberg at one of the dendrochronology stations prior to filming. Nick had just dated a particular barn in question as having been built in — spoiler alert! — 1845. A preliminary date, Greg quickly adds.

The TV crew van parked outside Scovel Hall this morning, greatly enhancing our departmental prestige on campus. (Everyone knows, after all, they didn’t come here to interview philosophers.)

We hope to have more photos later of the outdoor filming. Well done, Wooster dendrochronologists!

6 Responses to “Wooster Geologists on Camera — Spotlight on Dendrochronology”

  1. Kiton 16 Nov 2012 at 1:49 pm

    Yay trees-ring lab!

  2. Anne Krawiec '06on 16 Nov 2012 at 3:33 pm

    The lab’s expanded since my tree ring days. Looks good!

  3. Terry Workman '10on 16 Nov 2012 at 4:09 pm

    Woooo! Go Greg and the Dendro crew. The lab certainly has expanded.

  4. Tech Nickon 18 Nov 2012 at 1:35 pm

    Thanks for the extra press Mark! And nothing like a good humored
    ribbing toward our colleagues. Look out for some witty return fire!!

    I have learned that making TV is much more complicated than dating….
    structures in Ohio.

  5. Anna Muddon 20 Nov 2012 at 12:44 am

    Were this like Facebook, I would “like” Nick’s comment. 😀 Nice post about the lab!

  6. Fred Stockwellon 06 Oct 2015 at 2:20 pm

    Would you be able/interested in timeline dating a log cabin?

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