The Gettysburg Story brings the battle alive for newcomers and experts. The film uses stunning aerial cinematography and 3D dynamic maps to give a basic understanding of the battle in less than an hour. Often watched by visitors before touring the actual battlefield, it will enhance your experience greatly.
It was originally broadcast nationally on Public Television for the 150th anniversary of the battle. The Gettysburg Story was created by filmmaker Jake Boritt, based on works of renowned historian Gabor Boritt, and narrated by acclaimed actor Stephen Lang (Avatar, Gettysburg, Gods & Generals, Don't Breathe). Presented by Maryland Public Television thru American Public Television.
The Battle of Gettysburg changed the course of American history. In 1863 George Meade's Union army defeated Robert E. Lee's Confederate army in the bloodiest battle in American history. Four months later Abraham Lincoln dedicated the National Cemetery by delivering his Gettysburg Address calling for "a new birth of freedom."
'The Gettysburg Story' dramatically tells the history of the greatest battle fought in the Western Hemisphere. The stories of characters who experience the battle come alive through dynamic, innovative imagery that captures the historic battleground as you have never seen it before.
Over the last 150 years, the Battle of Gettysburg has become the stuff of legend, told and retold using contemporary technologies of each generation: from glass plate negatives to woodcut prints, black and white silent films, bestselling novels and TV miniseries.
Now, using cutting edge technologies – including high definition radio control aerial drone cinematography, motion control time-lapse footage, dynamic digital geolocation graphic maps, and more – we are bringing the story of Gettysburg alive for the latest generation.
This film captures Gettysburg – a unique, timeless American place – in a new way. Through years of preparation and close cooperation with the National Park Service, we have been granted unprecedented access to the 6,000-acre battlefield. And the latest imaging and editing technologies allow the presentation and reinterpretation of the timeless Civil War narrative, capturing the iconic landscape of the town and battlefield, for a new generation of viewers.