Showing posts with label Reenactment. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Reenactment. Show all posts

Friday, November 29, 2013

Battle of the Hook, 2013 Now Over 1,800 Images Up Online

We now have over 1,800 images up online from the 2013 Battle of the Hook event.  That means we have finally managed to put a dent in our overall collection of images we shot at this event.  Our team was at the event for 3 days starting on Friday evening and didn't finish up until late Sunday afternoon.  We still do not have a final count on how many images we shot.  We had numerous cameras all over and the team was spread out everywhere.

  We have one of the most unique image sets out there as we shot in everything from straight on traditional pictures to panoramic views in various sizes.  Our team was not only at the battlefields we were also in the camps, up close and personal.  What we can say is that we are not even close to half way done with all of the images we have.  To date we have put the majority of finished images from the collection up on Flickr.  We have also shared the images through Facebook, Pinterest, Tumblr and Twitter and we just put up over 700 images on Google+ .

  Not to take anything away from other media outlets, we have seen some truly spectacular images coming from a number of places.  The Daily Press put up a tiny series that has some wonderful photos in it.  Minimeridith is the name of this particular collection, by Meridith of website.  She has a really nice collection of images taken at the battle of the Hook that are well worth your time to check out.  A number of great photos and further information about the Battle of the Hook and it's history is well documented on this Facebook page.  Another great place to check out photos.  These however are from the 2008 event but still worth the time to check out.

We will keep everyone up to date as we continue to put out more images.  It's going to take us several months to finish everything.  We still have not even finished our collection from Friday evening of the event.  Our initial count was around 5,000 images, however, we now know that it is closer to 8,000 images total at this point.  This set on Flickr has 1,575 images to it.  Some are duplicates.  We try not to do this, but with all the images we are working with, it's hard not to.  294 images starting with Friday evening showing set up for the event as well as the battlefield before troops hit it on Saturday.
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Sunday, November 3, 2013

Battle of the Hook, Farmhouse Burning Video - High Definition

We just got this video up the other day.  It's the raw footage we shot of the Farmhouse burning at the Battle of the Hook event that took place just a few short weeks ago.  The video starts before the farmhouse is burned so you can see the full sequence of events that lead up to the burning and then the video continues on with more of the battle scenes.  The video is full High Definition.  You can open the video up in full screen to view it.

  They burned the house down on Sunday, the last day of the event.  It was quite a site.  Overall, the numbers we got back show that there were a solid 1,500 reenactors that participated in this event and a solid 5,000 spectators over the course of the event.  We have other videos we put up as well including a fife and drum video featuring Cold Spring Guard.  We still have more to put up as well.  Enjoy.
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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Battle of the Hook, Ending Show, Liberty's Kids, 37, Born Free And Equal

The Battle of the Hook, American Revolutionary reenactment is now over, however, our ending show still has a few more episodes and we have plenty of stories to tell for some time to come.  So there should be no disappointments.  The only disappointment one could have is having missed this superb event.  Early indications are showing that this has been the nations largest American Revolutionary battle reenactment.  The event was spectacular with land, sea and cavalry battles unmatched by any other we have ever seen all in one location at one event.  Everyone who participated must be commended for an outstanding job.  They created the time machine that truly brought anyone who attended this event back to the time of the American Revolution itself.

  With that said, please enjoy Liberty's kids episode number 37, Born Free and Equal.  Unfortunately, in this modern day and age, the issues of being born equal has been for the most part robbed of us for it's original intentions.  What is not known these days about American History is that what being born equal, the meaning is one where no groups or titles were to be recognized by either our government nor our court system.  We all know that groups control both of these areas of the US these days and dare I say in violation of the original Constitution?  I dare say it but few will ever understand it.  Groups also control titles such as attorney, doctor, CPA and so on.  These were only considered professions with no group standings during the early days of this nation.  Call yourself an attorney today and try practicing law without a union pass and some union folks will pay you a visit very quickly and charge you with violations to their union laws.  The bar association is not a state  agency in any state that we have ever seen.   But we are not attorneys and not looking for a visit from the union folks.  So much for being born equal under the Constitution that has been usurped by tyrants.
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Friday, October 18, 2013

Battle of the Hook 2013 Early Photos

Early photos from the Battle of the Hook event here in Gloucester, Virginia.  We were allowed to go early and get photos while everyone was coming in and setting up.  We managed to take over 500 photos and have a lot to share with everyone over the coming months.  We expect to take over 5,000 photos before the event ends on Sunday afternoon.

These are just a few samples.  We have a lot more coming.  These are your early bird views.  Everyone who can make this, really needs to come out.  It's already an incredible site.
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Battle of the Hook Event Schedule

We have the event schedule and can not think of a better time to be posting it than now.  So here it is.

Return to the Hook Schedule of Events: Saturday, October 19 The Inn at Warner Hal

9 a.m.
Site opens to the public

9:30 to 10 a.m.  
Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Warner/Lewis Cemetery – Warner Hall Cemetery

9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Battalion Drill – All Armies, Respective Drill Areas

10 to 10:30 a.m.
Artillery demonstration, Main Battlefield

11 to 11:30 a.m.
French Boat Landing and Skirmish with Crown Troops - Boat Landing Battlefield

11:30 to noon
Colonial Ladies Program and Tea – Manor House Front Porch

11:45 a.m.
A Revolutionary Drama – “James and Elizabeth” – Manor House Stage (creek side)

1:30 to 2 p.m.
Cavalry Demonstration, Crown and Allied Forces - Main Battlefield

2 to 2:15 p.m.    
Encounter with Mrs. Whiting – Main Battlefield

2:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Battle of the Hook - Main Battlefield

4 to 4:30 p.m.
British Public Court Martial – British Camp

4:30 p.m.
Site Close to Public

6:15 to 6:30 p.m.
Dusk Artillery Demonstration - Main Battlefield

6:30 to 7 p.m.
Storming of Redoubt – Main Battlefield

Sunday, October 20

10 a.m.
Site opens to the public

10 to 10:30 a.m.
Period Church Service – Arts and Education Tent

11 to 11:30 a.m.
British Boat Landing, and Skirmish with Allied Troops - Boat Landing Battlefield

12:15 p.m.
British Brigade Sending for the Colours Ceremony

12:30 p.m.
Massed Military Music – Manor House Stage area – (creek side of house)

12:30 p.m.
British Artillery Drill – Main Battlefield

1 p.m.
Fashions of the Revolution – Manor House front porch

1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Attack on the Gloucester Redoubts – Main Battlefield, all troops

3 p.m.
Event closes
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