Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Museum's 'living, breathing cyclorama'

(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

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