|(Courtesy of Civil War Museum)|
The Civil War Museum in Kenosha, Wisc., is putting patrons in the thick of battle with the use of 360-degree technology and 11-foot-tall screens. The Journal Sentinel newspaper has detailed the feature and the related airing of an 11-minute movie, "Seeing the Elephant."
"Our idea was to produce a 360-degree film that puts the viewer in the middle of the action, sort of a living, breathing cyclorama," curator Doug Dammann, tells the paper. Eight projectors and seven speakers provide the experience.
Two hundred re-enactors helped in the production of the movie, which shows three men joining the Union army for different reasons.
• Read more about how the film was made