21 May 2011

The Battle of Groton Heights

About three years ago I made this video as part of a series on my family's history. The visual work is sometimes awkward and experimental, it contains one of my early uses of CGI (Computer Graphics Imagery), but the story is a factual recount of one of the last battles of the American Revolution, one of the more significant events in 18th Century Connecticut history.

The contemporary photography shows the battle locations as they are today. The CGI attempts to show some of these locations as they would have been in 1781, helping the viewer understand better the circumstances of the battle.

The Battle of Groton Heights
6 September 1781
Groton, Connecticut