Behind the scenes—March 2019
Visitor Center Interpretive Film & Web Shorts Part of the Wild & Scenic River System, the Missouri National Recreational River preserves and protects a 100 mile stretch of the “Big Muddy”. This land is home to diverse wildlife, farmers, recreationalists, and American Indian tribes. We spent four seasons documenting the people, tribes, and government agencies … Read More
Visitor Center MediaHinchliffe Stadium is a national treasure: the only baseball stadium in the National Park Service, and one of a few remaining Negro League stadiums. Our team traveled to Paterson, NJ to capture scenes of the crumbling stadium—now under restoration—and interview residents about their experiences for a new video.A second video tells the story … Read More
Exhibit Media More than 5 million visitors from around the world visit Independence National Historical Park, and their visit begins at the visitor center. Argentine Productions was chosen to create five films about some of our nation’s most important landmarks: Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, Ben Franklin’s print shop, and more. Straining at the Heart of … Read More
Visitor Center Interpretive Film & Web Shorts The Niobrara River is a home to an wondrous diversity of wildlife; it is a crossroads where four ecosystems meet and mix; it is a revered ancestral homeland to the Ponca Tribe; and it is a place where ranchers have barns full of inner-tubes for visitors. A theatrical orientation film explores the … Read More
Visitor Center Interpretive FilmEndurance Without ReliefThe siege of Petersburg, the longest military campaign of the Civil War, took a terrible toll on both soldier and civilian. Dramatic first-person accounts, newspaper reports, and historic photographs and illustrations create an emotional theatrical film about this brutal siege.
A Place of OpportunityVisitor Center Interpretive FilmHopewell Furnace is the most thoroughly preserved representation of America’s early iron-making industry and community life. This theatrical film tells a complex cultural history story that spans 200-years. We paid particular attention to historical details: fitting costumes, finding props, and hiring a period wagon and carriage pulled by historically accurate Percheron … Read More
Manassas in 3DExhibit VideoAfter exploring Manassas battlefield, visitors enter a historic home and put on 3D glasses. This unique video was created by taking historic stereoscopic photos of the battlefield and processing them into red/cyan anaglyph images. It’s a great example of an economical but engaging approach to bringing historic media to life.
Paso Por Aqui Visitor Center Interpretive Film The Zuni Indians’ Puebloan ancestors called it Atsinna, Place of Writings on the Rock. The Spaniards called it El Morro, The Headland. American settlers called it Inscription Rock. Over the centuries, those who stopped at this reliable watering hole left carved evidence of their passage: symbols, names, dates, … Read More
Refuge of the American Spirit Visitor Center Interpretive Film The words of our nation’s “Conservationist President” are woven together with scenes of his beloved North Dakota badlands, a place “so fantastically broken in form and so bizarre in color as to seem hardly properly to belong to this earth.” We shot across the four seasons, retraced … Read More