Portfolio of Jesse Heinzen

This Must Be Hell
Immersive Environment
Minnesota History Center, St. Paul - 2009

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Visitors enter the fuselage of a real World War II era Douglas C-47 and are seated on the same bench paratroopers would have occupied during major invasions in the war. Using oral history excerpts from members of Minnesota's greatest generation, a story about paratroopers preparing for and executing the D-Day jump on Normandy unfolds. Visitors are confronted with accounts of life and death during wartime.

An immersive 16-channel sound system, video projection, and visual effects outside the plane windows provide visitors with a realistic representation of an invasion.
This Must Be Hell is the feature multimedia experience in the Minnesota’s Greatest Generation exhibit at the Minnesota History Center.

Award:
Silver, Multimedia Installations, 2010 American Association of Museums MUSE Award

Role:
Producer, Editor, Sound Designer, Visual Effects, Media and System Design, Installation
(On staff with the Minnesota Historical Society)
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