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“Seeing the Elephant” Filming Wraps

Fresh Coast Production Resources http://freshcoastproductionresources.com wrapped up filming of “Seeing the Elephant” this month. When completed, the 360 degree Civil War film will become a permanent installation at the Kenosha WI Civil War museum. http://www.kenosha.org/wp-civilwar

Produced by Boston Productions and featuring nearly 200 Civil War reenactors, along with a cast of professional actors, the 10 minute film will focus on the personal experiences and historical accounts of Civil War soldiers and their families.

Filming took place over 5 days at Old World Wisconsin – the open air museum in Eagle WI operated by the Wisconsin Historical Society.
http://oldworldwisconsin.wisconsinhistory.org

The special 360 degree camera rigs and pyrotechnics were brought in from out of state, but Fresh Coast was privileged to provided Key Grips, AC, SFX Makeup, Wardrobe, Script Supervision, Craft Services, and a small army of PA’s. In all, seventeen Fresh Coast crew people were on the shoot, and all of them from SE Wisconsin. Milwaukee’s Bodi Company and Electric Sun Corp. provided camera support and lighting.

Fresh Coast gears up for Civil War film shoot at Old World Wisconsin

With filming scheduled for mid June, most of our May was devoted to pre-pro for this very ambitious project. Produced by Boston Productions for the Kenosha Civil War Museum http://www.kenosha.org/wp-civilwar// ,the film will focus on the personal experiences and historical accounts of Civil War soldiers.

Nearly 200 Civil War reenactors from throughout the Midwest will converge on Old World Wisconsin http://oldworldwisconsin.wisconsinhistory.org// to recreate battle scenes that will be filmed with special 360 degree camera rigs being brought in from California. But most of the crew and other production gear will be sourced here in Wisconsin.

Battlefield Sketch for Civil War reenactment 360 degree digigal film production at Old World Wisconsin.

The film’s producer contracted with Fresh Coast Production Resources to provide all the local crew and production support. We’re happy to report that we’ve been able to fill every crew position they’ve requested, from Key Grips to SFX makeup, all from right here in SE Wisconsin. And with the help of Bodi Co. and Electric Sun Corp, we’ve been able to provide all the required camera support, grip and electric.

Filming is scheduled to begin on June 14. We’ll have an update in our next post.

Recreating the Civil War in 360 degrees Right Here in Wisconsin

On January 11, the Civil War Museum in Kenosha WI debuted its new million-dollar 360 degree Civil War film “Seeing the Elephant” which was filmed in Wisconsin with crew and production support provided by Fresh Coast Production Resources. http://freshcoastproductionresources.com

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The Kenosha Museum, nationally known for its Civil War exhibits, is one of the few museums in the country to offer this high-tech 360-degree digital film experience.
http://www.kenosha.org/wp-civilwar. The film’s trailer can be viewed at http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=JhWMNqe7hz8

Produced by Boston Productions, the 10-minute film focuses on the personal experiences and historical accounts of Civil War soldiers. “Seeing the Elephant” was the term used by these citizen soldiers to describe their first battle experience. More than a hundred Civil War reenactors from throughout the Midwest participated in the filming.

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Filming took place last June at Old World Wisconsin – a 600-acre open-air museum in Eagle WI operated by the Wisconsin Historical Society. http://oldworldwisconsin.wisconsinhistory.org Special 360 degree camera rigs and pyrotechnics were brought in from California. Fresh Coast provided Key Grips, AC, SFX Makeup, Wardrobe, Script Supervision, Craft Services, and a small army of PA’s. In all, seventeen Fresh Coast crew people were on the shoot, and all of them from SE Wisconsin. Milwaukee’s Bodi Company and Electric Sun Corp. provided camera support and lighting.

Filming was accomplished in five very long (and often hot) days, sometimes under difficult conditions, but our Fresh Coast crew rose to the challenge. All agreed that working on “Seeing the Elephant” was a unique experience they will not soon forget. Great job everyone!

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