A Cool Civil War App

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There is a cool Civil War ipad app written about in this Tech Crunch posting. I think this would be super to have for the Rev War. Please let me know if you would like to work on this with me.

Soft launch of the new website

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OK, we just did a soft launch of the new website and already discovered an error.  The panorama identifying cannons as  Knox’s Cannons is in fact incorrect. As indicated on this page, the cannons are those left behind by the British at Fort Independence. There’s only two of us working on this, so please be patient and we’ll make the correction after July 4 when we return from vacation.

Battle of Lexington Re-enactment Rehearsal

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 This past Sunday, April 3 was the rehearsal of the Battle of Lexington.  Jeff Engel and I went to the Lexington, Massachusetts, Battle Green, to shoot some video of the event and to make a promotional video of myself introducing the Virtual American Revolution project. After several takes of me fumbling with my words, Jeff was able to video capture something decent. I used iMovie on my iMac to make the video clip.  I apologize for the amateurish look but I’m a professional virtual tour photographer, not videographer, lol.

Every year, the re-enactors try different things to make it a little bit of fun for themselves so there is typically an element of humor.  You’ll see it in the right foreground in the video shown.

The actual re-enactment takes place on Patriots Day at 6 am. Here is a link to the events at Battle Road.

The Virtual American Revolution

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The Virtual American Revolution is an educational multimedia project that aspires to show everyone what American Revolutionary War locations look like today. In some cases, the landscape has changed drastically from when our country’s forefathers declared independence from King George’s England in 1776. Shopping malls and neighborhoods sit on top of key locations while in other more remote locations, the grounds are not changed much.

This project began with a conversation that I had with Everen T. Brown, back in 2005, at the October meeting of the International Virtual Reality Photographers Association. Everen is a fellow 360-degree panoramic photographer and he was speaking about his 360-degree World Atlas project. I approached him after his talk and he asked me what virtual tour project I was willing to start. At that time, I had been thinking about creating a virtual tour of the locations in Lexington, Concord, and Boston, to show “where it all began”. Fortunately, Everen challenged me to think even bigger and to do the entire American Revolution locations. In hindsight, I would have expected nothing less from a photographer who had travelled all over the globe, and surely, I could just travel up and down the east coast of the USA.

Over the past few years, I’ve slowly traveled to all the significant locations and battlefields of the American Revolutionary War, photographing in full 360-degree panoramic imagery. These images will be housed at the website http://VirtualAmericanRevolution.com