Mount Vernon – 4D Theater
Two years in the making, we are proud to have completed our most ambitious Revolutionary War film to date. Mount Vernon’s Washington’s War, a 4D Theater Experience, combines stunning historical re-enactment footage, 3D animated tactical maps, a sweeping score, and booming sound effects that all culminate in a 4D physical experience, complete with fog, snow, cannon fire and theatrical lighting to transport the viewer back to the time of the American Revolution. The full length show follows Washington through the Boston, Trenton, and Yorktown campaigns and is available exclusively at Mount Vernon.
With a cast of over 200 actors and re-enactors, a forty person crew, and a stockpile of 18th century artillery, a production of this magnitude, though at times overwhelming, was a welcome challenge and learning experience for us all. Here’s a look behind the scenes.