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College Video Projects

Methodist University

Sherman's March through North Carolina - March to April 1865

The class project was to come up with a 12 to 13 minute video about anything we wanted to make, the only condition was the final approval by the professor. We were tasked to used Adobe Premier for video editing and provided with the university's video cameras. We had to come up with proposal, outline, and storyline and provide examples of our project throughout the semster.

I mention before before being Civil War buff, I decided to create a documentary story of Sherman's March through North Carolina, since it began in the Fayetteville area. I was fortune enough to have reenactment presentation at Bentonville Battlefield in March, which greatly helped in making the video. The video covers the last three months of the Civil War to the final surrender of all Confederates forces under General Johnston at Bennett Place outside of Duraham, North Carolina on April 26, 1865. General Lee surrendered on April 9, 1865 at Appomtax. The original video was cut down to two minutes due to size of original video filmed in high definition and the video constraits of the web.

Music Video of Bentonville Reenactment Campsite

This music video was not part of the above project. I decided to put together a music video to show part of the reenactment that was not used in Sherman's March. This video is just about the campsite that reenactment crew had on display to show the life of the families and support personal following the troops. The music is done by a group called The Civil Wars and the song is called Barton Hollow. The original video was cut down to two minutes due to size of original video filmed in high definition and the video constraits of the web.