In November of 2006, the United Stated Marine Corps and the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation opened a new museum to honor the men and women who had served as “Leathernecks.” If you’ve traveled 95 between Richmond and Washington, D.C. you’ve no doubt seen the soaring structure in Triangle, Virginia. The architect wanted to evoke the image of the flag raising on Iwo Jima in World War II.
We were proud to have been invited to work with the National Museum of the Marine Corps on an interactive experience for visitors. We spent several days taking high-definition video of the exhibits and interior of the museum, and a great deal of still photography to be used in museum promotions. Perhaps the most rewarding part, however, was a series of interviews we conducted with veterans of The Corps. These were proud men (and now women!) that had served in conflicts from World War II, through Korea and Vietnam, and into our conflicts in the Gulf States. They were able to describe what it was like to be in combat, the importance of camaraderie, and how they used the equipment and materiel displayed at the museum. It was a truly humbling experience. Below you can view a short video Rocket Pop Media produced to announce the interactive portion of the museum.