Is that us being awkward on camera?

Yes, that is Nick and me being terribly awkward on camera. We were finishing up a business lunch with our new Historical Adviser, Keith Harris, and he insisted on putting us on camera. We’re very excited about this collaboration. We find Keith’s vast historical knowledge along with his embrace of technology refreshing for the world we’ve been entering. Please check out his blog, CosmicAmerica, to learn a bit more about him and some great tidbits about American history. 

Why We Remember
Many people forget or simply don’t know why we recognize Memorial Day. There was a nice article in the NY Times reminding us why we’re not working & grilling out today. 

Why We Remember

Many people forget or simply don’t know why we recognize Memorial Day. There was a nice article in the NY Times reminding us why we’re not working & grilling out today. 

Manassas National Battlefield: Monument
Photograph by Brad Waldron, employee of Manassas National Battlefield. 

Manassas National Battlefield: Monument

Photograph by Brad Waldron, employee of Manassas National Battlefield. 

Manassas National Battlefield: Cannon in the Mist
Taken by employee of the Manassas National Battlefield, Brad Waldron. 

Manassas National Battlefield: Cannon in the Mist

Taken by employee of the Manassas National Battlefield, Brad Waldron. 

Cosmic America’s anticipation of “Gettysburg”
Excerpt: "The usual depiction of battle goes something like this – thousands of well-fed soldiers (with nice uniforms and good teeth) marching valiantly to their fate, clutching their chests when they fall, or catapulted into the air by shells exploding on the ground (as opposed to in the air, which is how things really happened)."

Cosmic America’s anticipation of “Gettysburg”

Excerpt: 
"The usual depiction of battle goes something like this – thousands of well-fed soldiers (with nice uniforms and good teeth) marching valiantly to their fate, clutching their chests when they fall, or catapulted into the air by shells exploding on the ground (as opposed to in the air, which is how things really happened)."

Test Shoot!
Resaca, GA - Our camera operator, David Torcivia, did some test footage this weekend. He also came out with some great images! Check our his Flickr for more!

Test Shoot!

Resaca, GA - Our camera operator, David Torcivia, did some test footage this weekend. He also came out with some great images! Check our his Flickr for more!

Test Shoot!
Our shooters met our producer in the field at Resaca, GA today to get some test footage! They got some great videos and pictures!

Test Shoot!

Our shooters met our producer in the field at Resaca, GA today to get some test footage! They got some great videos and pictures!

Our producer, Nick, in his first reenactment! - Resaca,GA

Our producer, Nick, in his first reenactment! - Resaca,GA

Will you be watching Gettysburg?

Monday, May 30th Gettysburg by Ridley Scott will be premiering on The History Channel at 9pm. We’ve heard a lot about the inaccuracies in this movie. What about you? What are your thoughts? Will you be watching?

I know it looks gorgeous but not sure if we’ll be tuning in.