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Liberty Hall 360

Liberty Hall 360: Revolutionary Wedding is a 2020 NY Emmy-nominated film in two formats: ultra-widescreen digital HD and immersive 360° Virtual Reality.

► Watch in 360° Virtual Reality! Note: On desktop, you can click and drag to look around in 360°. On mobile devices, please open the link in the YouTube app to experience it immersively. Or, search for "Liberty Hall 360" on YouTube VR on VR headsets.


2020 NY Emmy Nomination

Experience Liberty Hall 360 at Kean University being nominated for a 2020 NY Emmy!

Photograph of scene from the Liberty Hall 360 feature film

BACKGROUND & PROJECT DEVELOPMENT

Witness a project 244 years in the making, conceived and produced by Kean University students, with support of faculty, staff, alumni, and neighbors. The film invites audiences to attend the wedding of future Founding Father John Jay to socialite Sarah Livingston, the daughter of the first elected governor of New Jersey. A colorful cast of characters leads the audience on an adventure around the mansion and grounds, as they experience the story through the eyes of "Lucius Horatio", a rambunctious young guest at the wedding.

Two versions of this film were created to give audience and museum-goers the exciting experience of feeling like they were actually there on this historic occasion.

The widescreen version was filmed with wide angle lenses and in first-person perspective to put the audience in Lucius' shoes. And the 360° virtual reality version takes that experience to the next level. Using VR headsets, audiences are transported into a fully immersive environment - with the sights and sounds of the day all around them. It is not just a movie - it's a time machine.

Liberty Hall 360: Revolutionary Wedding was created through the collaboration of students, faculty, staff and alumni of Kean University across multiple disciplines like graphic design, history, communication, writing and theatre.

Liberty Hall 360: Revolutionary Wedding represents the past, present and future of Kean University.

This story is based on actual events. In certain cases, incidents, characters and timelines have been changed for dramatic purposes. Certain characters may be composites, or entirely fictitious.

The mission of this project was to celebrate the history of Kean University, the state of New Jersey and the United States of America, and to use history to power new storytelling techniques for the future. This project was driven by students and guided by faculty and staff in the spirit of history, technology, storytelling and craft. This project was created for educational purposes only.

Copyright 2019 Kean University, All Rights Reserved.

TRAILER

360° VR TRAILER


CREDITS

This film was produced by the students, faculty, staff, alumni and neighbors of Kean University.


Cast

Kean University students, alumni, faculty and staff denoted with * (In order of appearance)

William Livingston - Danny Schoch

Annis Boudinot Stockton - Susanna Rich*

Robert Livingston - Lawrence Cortes*

John Jay - Jesse Dorfman*

Alexander Hamilton - Gary DeNoia

William Livingston Jr. - Connor McKenna*

Kitty Livingston - Brianna Torres*

Susan Livingston - Yvonne Pruitt*

Sarah Livingston - Elizabeth Thorsen*

Susannah French Livingston - Patricia Hurwitz

Kitchen Assistant - Hannah Gaston

Brockholst Livingston - Anthony Muccigrossi*

Kitchen Leader - Kerry Borowski*

Kitchen Assistant - Marta Ferreira*

Reverend Monroe - Mark Hurwitz*

Susan Livingston Kean Niemcewicz - Marissa Parrott*

Ann Fisher Miller - Cynthia Abbott Kauffman

Mr. Stockton - Henry Stankiewicz*

Oliver De Lancey - Ed Johnston*

Loyalist Wedding Guest 1 - Chris Diaman

Loyalist Wedding Guest 2 - Mary Diaman

Loyalist Wedding Guest 3 - Dakota Griffin

Members of the Third New Jersey Regiment, Brigade of the American Revolution

Chris Diaman

Mary Diaman

Dakota Griffin

Mark Hurwitz

Pat Hurwitz

and Cynthia Abbott Kauffman in the role of Ann Fisher Miller

 

Produced by

Ed Johnston

Emmanuel Vozos

Henry Stankiewicz

Jonathan Mercantini

Elizabeth Hyde

William Schroh Jr.

Rachael Goldberg

 

Production Manager and Director of Photography

Henry Stankiewicz

 

Directed by

Ed Johnston &

Emmanuel Vozos

 

Student Production Crew

Babajide Ajisafe

Daniella Almoneda

Kyle Bolton

Liam R. Elias

Jayse Lewis

Fraz Mahmood

Chris Nervegna

Sahil Patel

Allison Yuschik

 

Kean Media Crew

Ian Alfano

Lawrence Cortes

Scott Faranda

Bryan Pekarek

 

Liberty Hall Museum

William Schroh Jr.

Rachael Goldberg

Jeff Eckert

Maryellen McVeigh

Lacey Kohutich

 

360° Virtual Reality Crew

Lead Producer Liam R. Elias

Foley Artist Daniella Almoneda

 

360° Virtual Reality Research Team

Daniella Almoneda

Liam R. Elias

Christopher Navetta

Ed Johnston

Henry Stankiewicz

 

Widescreen Feature

Post-Production Supervisor [Sound Editing, Color Correction, Credits]

Bryan Pekarek

 

Student Editor

Chris Nervegna

 

Historical Research Leads

Elizabeth Hyde

Jonathan Mercantini

William Schroh Jr.

 

Kean University Archivist

Erin Alghandoor

 

Archive Graduate Assistant

Frank Harpster

 

Student Researchers and Screenwriters

Sarah Roberts

Megan Tobias

Matthew Wapelhorst

Tyler Kerekgyarto

Christopher Perez

Samantha Bernardi

Matthew Griffin

Josue Simao

Juliana Reents

David Turon (Research Intern)

 

Shooting Script

Liam R. Elias

Emmanuel Vozos

Ed Johnston

Henry Stankiewicz

 

KEAN THEATRE CONSERVATORY

Costume Coordinator

Karen Lee Hart

 

Assistant Coordinator & Lead Wardrobe

Ryan Strack

 

Assistant Wardrobe

Sarah-Elisabeth Stein

 

Costume Construction

Victoria Matthies

Karen Lee Hart


Crew

Latisa Harriott

Melanie Flores

Patricia Romano

Sarah-Elisabeth Stein

Kayla Hunt

 

Alterations and Stitching

Ryan Strack

Joshua Dunn

Brianna Martinez

Arly Rubens

Nicole Angell

 

Wig Stylist

Brianna Javis

 

Wig Assistant Stylists

Lisa Burgos

Ryan Strack

 

Make-Up

Ashleigh Becker

 

Music

YouTube Audio Library

Intended Force by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100195

Artist: http://incompetech.com/

Cello Suite #1 in G - Prelude - Classical Whimsical by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100298.

Artist: http://incompetech.com/

Sneaky Snooper by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license

(https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Artist: http://audionautix.com/

Minstrel by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Artist: http://audionautix.com/

Sound Effects Freesound.org

 

ANIMATED OPENING SEQUENCE

Illustrator

Daniella Almoneda

 

Motion Graphics

Liam R. Elias

 

Voiceover

Deepika Bakshi

 

End Credits (Widescreen)

Bryan Pekarek

 

KEANLIFT CAMPAIGN


Student Researchers

James Wright

MacKenzie Peters

Erica Whyte

 

Campaign Management

Ed Johnston

William Schroh Jr.

Rachael Goldberg

Kean University Foundation


KeanLIFT Promotional Video

Kean Media Production Team

 

KeanLIFT Contributors

Denise Anderson ’88

Edward A. ’69, ’72 M.A. and Mary Esposito

Susan Gannon

Gail Ghere

Amy Goldberg

Rose Gonnella

Lawrence Johnston

Jodi Kashmann

John Kean

Laura Kelly

Bonnie Knox

Craig Konyk

Robin Landa

Kristin Leu

Carolyn Luczak

Miller Montealegre

Christopher Navetta ’04

Linda O'Shea

Mark Patterson

Ryan Quinn ‘18

Mike Richison

William Schroh Jr.

Robert Sommers ’76

Howard Sweeney

Margy Sweeney

Maureen Sweeney

Shari & Patrick Sweeney

Timothy Sweeney

Brian Tarpey

Ryan Wariki

Maxine & Charles Waughtel

Vanessa Wheeler

And anonymous contributors

 

VR EXHIBITION TEAM

Raymond Hogrelius

Jacqueline O’Connor

Sara Passafiume

 

SPECIAL THANKS

This project was supported by multiple grants from the Kean University Office of Research and Sponsored Programs and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Thank you President Dawood Farahi, Provost and Vice President for Faculty and Research Jeffrey Toney, Vice President Karen Smith and the Office of University Relations, Lynette Zimmerman and the Liberty Hall Academic Center and Museum Staff, the Kean University community, and everyone who has supported or contributed to this project.

Special thanks to John Kean Sr. and the entire Kean family for the opportunity to create this project.

This project represents the past, present and future of Kean University, and we are proud to bring it to you.

- The Liberty Hall 360 Team

This project was filmed on location at Liberty Hall Museum at Kean University in Union, N.J.

This story is based on actual events. In certain cases incidents, characters and timelines have been changed for dramatic purposes. Certain characters may be composites, or entirely fictitious.

The mission of this project was to celebrate the history of Kean University, the state of New Jersey and the United States of America, and to use history to power new storytelling techniques for the future. This project was driven by students and guided by faculty and staff in the spirit of history, technology, storytelling and craft. This project was created for educational purposes only.

Follow Liberty Hall 360 on Twitter: https://twitter.com/libertyhall360

Copyright 2019 Kean University

All Rights Reserved.