Portfolio of Jesse Heinzen

Black Sunday Theater
Immersive Environment
History Colorado "Living West" Exhibit, Denver, Colorado - 2013

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Visitors enter a theater space depicting a 1930s house on the Colorado plains. Excerpts from oral histories and memoirs are used to narrate a story about the Black Sunday dust storm that engulfed the region on April 14, 1935. As the show progresses, visual effects out the window reproduce the giant dust cloud approaching the house until the space is overtaken by darkness. The combination of the visual effects with surround sound give visitors the sense of actually being in the middle of the dust storm.

Mountain-Plains Museums Association Technology Award

Director, Editor, Visual Effect Advisor, Sound Designer, Media and System Design
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