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Mixed Reality in Museums

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During the 2017 SXSW Interactive Festival, the Cortina Productions team conducted demonstrations of the Microsoft HoloLens at two Austin museums. The goal was to explore the potential for mixed reality and holograms in museums.

INNOVATIVE MULTIMEDIA FOR MUSEUMS

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The TSMC Museum of Innovation in Taiwan explores how their advancements in semiconductor manufacturing has forever changed the way we work, play, and live. Cortina Productions and the TSMC team developed these gesture-based and transparent screen interactives exhibits.

Interactive + Film +

National Museum of African American History and Culture

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The award-winning "Follow the Green Book" interactive lets visitors experience what it was like to take a road trip as an African American during the Segregation Era. Cortina Productions produced a total of 4 films, 11 interactives, and 13 audioscapes for the new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC.

Media Design + Interactive + Film +

American Revolution Museum at Yorktown

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"The Siege of Yorktown" is a 4D theater that incorporates physical elements into this dramatic telling of one of the most important battles of the American Revolution. On display at the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, Cortina Productions also produced as part of this project 12 films, 7 interactives, an interactive website, and a mobile app.

Interactive + Films +

Anne Frank

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At the heart of the new Anne Frank exhibit at the Simon Wiesenthal Center's Museum of Tolerance is our film Anne’s Room. The intimate theater wraps around you to create an immersive and visceral experience.

Interactive + Films +

College Football Hall of Fame

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For the new College Football Hall of Fame, Cortina Productions produced 7 films and 19 interactive exhibits including the RFID-driven All-Access pass system that provides a custom visitor experience.

EDUCATIONAL & PLAYFUL INTERACTIVES

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We create interactive experiences that provide a reason to laugh, compete, and play while still meeting key educational goals. Our work ranges from mobile apps to STEM-based education centers. Photo: Agent 711: Revolutionary Spy Adventure App at George Washington's Mount Vernon

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Earl Scruggs Center

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The Common Threads interactive touch-table at the Earl Scruggs Center lets visitors discover the musical traditions of the South through a variety of video, photo, audio and contextual assets.

STORY DRIVEN MUSEUM MEDIA DESIGN

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We work collaboratively with museums, exhibit designers, and architects from the beginning of the design process to help craft content-focused media experiences in harmony with the physical space. Photo: Science Storms exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago

Films +

National Civil Rights Museum

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The National Civil Rights Museum has been fully transformed and Cortina Productions is proud to have been part of the team as producer of 18 films, 15 interactive video exhibits, and 11 audio programs.

Interactive + Films +

San Francisco 49ers Museum & Education Center

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The 49ers Museum presented by Sony is a 20,000 square foot space dedicated to showcasing the past, present, and future of the 49ers organization and its commitment to education and innovation.

FILMS THAT INSPIRE & INFORM

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We tackle complex historical events and capture the emotions experienced. By crafting archival and original footage together in unique ways, we create films that engage and inform. Photo: "LBJ: Force of Nature" introductory film at the LBJ Presidential Library

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Shipwrecked Theater

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Shipwrecked 4D Theater, produced by Cortina Productions for the Bullock Texas State History Museum, takes visitors on a journey with the great explorer René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle in 1684.

Film +

Making of An American Army

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Produced for the National Museum of the U.S. Army, this films tells the story of George Washington's army as it transforms into a united and successful entity.

Film +

Andrew Jackson's Hermitage

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Through live action sequences and dramatic landscapes, visitors gain an understanding of Jackson and his ideals, the dramatic changes taking place in America during his presidency, and his legacy for the future of American politics in the signature film "Jackson."

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A few members of the Cortina Productions team at our recent opening of the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum.

Software testing lead, Jordan Johnson, conducting tests with the Microsoft HoloLens.

Filming a live-action scene for the award-winning film "Liberty Fever" at the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown.

A 360-degree original film shoot for the National Museum of the United States Army.

The Inasmuch Foundation Uncover-Discover Lab at the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum teaches lessons in STEM.

Installation of media at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Cortina Productions is a full-service creative media design and production company specializing in the museum field. We strive to tell stories in compelling and innovative ways. Our work can be found in museums, cultural institutions, visitor centers, and aquariums across the world. From the National Museum of American History in Washington, DC, to the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, to Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame in Calgary, to the San Francisco 49ers Museum in Santa Clara, our films and interactive experiences entertain, engage, and inform thousands of people every day.

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Communication Arts Interactive Competition

The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture’s Follow the Green Book interactive exhibit has been announced as a winner of Communication Arts’ 24th Interactive Annual Competition. Widely considered the most prestigious design competition for interactive media, …

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24th Annual Thea Awards

The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture has been announced as a recipient of a Thea Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Museum category. Given out annually by the Themed Entertainment …

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Cortina Productions Interns – Summer 2017

At Cortina Productions, our interns play a critical role in our productivity and culture. In the past, we have been fortunate to work with talented, hard-working interns with a great sense of humor– and …

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SEGD Global Design Award

Cortina Productions is proud to announce the receipt of the 2017 SEGD Merit Award for The Segregated Lunch Counter and Panorama of the Civil Rights Movement, an interactive media experience located at the Smithsonian …

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OKC Memorial Marathon

Cortina Productions was honored to contribute to this year’s Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon with an interactive kiosk that let marathon participants share with the city their reason for running. Conceptualized in 2001 by two …

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Four MUSE Awards

Cortina Productions is excited to announce the receipt of four MUSE Awards at the American Alliance of Museums’ 2017 Annual Conference. The Media and Technology MUSE Awards recognize outstanding achievement in museum media. Selected …

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Frost Museum Opens

Cortina is honored that we were able to participate in the creation of a selection of media and interactive experiences for the new aquarium at the Frost Museum of Science. These experiences include an …

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Holograms in Museums

During the 2017 SXSW Interactive Festival, the Cortina Productions team conducted demonstrations of the Microsoft HoloLens at two Austin museum clients. The goal was to explore the potential for mixed reality in museums. Mixed reality, or …

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Hermitage Introductory Film

On March 15, Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage in Nashville, Tennessee unveiled their new introductory film. A part of The Hermitage’s weeklong celebration of Andrew Jackson’s 250th Birthday, the 14-minute film features period art, interviews with …

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Holographic Demonstrations

Through the use of holographic computing technology, Cortina Productions will host a pair of on-site demonstrations with existing exhibits at the Bullock Texas State History Museum and the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library. Members of …

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AR at SXSW 2017

Cortina Productions will host multiple on-site prototype demonstrations to showcase the possibilities of Augmented Reality (AR) technology in museums. Working with existing exhibits at the Bullock Texas State History Museum and the LBJ Presidential …

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Aquarium Groundbreaking

On February 2, the Aquarium of the Pacific held a groundbreaking ceremony for their new Pacific Visions wing. The first major expansion project ever undertaken by the nonprofit aquarium, Pacific Visions, slated to open …

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The New Yorktown

In October, the Yorktown Victory Center debuted their new introductory film, permanent exhibition galleries, and their new museum name. Now known as the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, the finishing touches to the final …

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Nixon Library Reopens

The Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum reopened October 2016 after an extensive renovation featuring new technology, media, and innovative ways to tell the story of our nation’s 37th president. Including a total of …

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Called2Change

The Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum has partnered with the Oklahoma City Public School District to launch a new education program at the Memorial & Museum. The program, Called2Change, will allow every Oklahoma …

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African American History

“The African American experience is the lens through which we understand what it is to be an American.” – Lonnie G. Bunch III, Founding Director of the NMAAHC Our team has been on site …

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NC Aquarium Renovation

After a $6.5 million renovation, the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island reopened on August 10, 2016. The renovated exhibits offer aquarium visitors a more interactive experience. These additions include 14 media pieces designed …

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SXSWedu PanelPicker

The San Francisco 49ers Museum has put together a proposal for SXSWedu 2017 called How 49ers Use Football to Inspire STEM Learning. Focused on sharing how “the 49ers STEM Education Program provides 60,000 K-8 Bay Area …

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SEGD – Optimizing Exhibits

On August 18th, Cortina Productions’ principal and creative director, Stephen Platenberg, spoke at The Society for Experiential Graphic Design’s (SEGD) Exhibition + Experience Design event in Washington, D.C. Under the event’s theme, From Museums to …

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Geek Mom – Spy App

“Our kids get really excellent interactive apps these days. Take, for example, the Agent 711 Revolutionary Spy Adventure at Mount Vernon. Y’all, that thing is magic.”  – Karen Walsh, Geek Mom …

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Summer Interns 2016 – Part 2

Each intern at Cortina Productions arrives with their own set of creative ambitions and career experience. Cortina Productions offers them an opportunity to explore the process of media design and production, while understanding the …

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Our 2016 Interns

It is summer time at Cortina Productions, which means intern season is in full swing. As part of our robust internship program, Cortina Productions employs interns from all over the nation in each of …

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Join Us at #AAM2016

Cortina Productions is very excited to be a part of the American Alliance of Museums’ 2016 Annual Meeting and Museum Expo. Come visit us at Booth #5024 from May 26-28 at the Walter E. …

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Pacific Visions Preview

Aquarium of the Pacific is in the process of adding a new wing, slated to open in late 2018. Pacific Visions is a 29,000-square-foot, two-story sustainable addition will include an immersive theater, special exhibition and art …

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Award for Oklahoma

Honored for helping to prevent terrorism through education and community awareness, the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum (OKCNMM) received the FBI Director’s Community Leadership Award on April 15, 2016. For more than two …

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On the “TODAY Show”

In a kismet moment, on March 30th world’s collided on the “TODAY Show” with their humorous coverage of Lorne Michaels, creator and executive producer of Saturday Night Live, and the George W. Bush Presidential …

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Preservation Award

During the 41st Maryland Preservation Awards on March 16th, the Maryland Historical Trust celebrated the state’s best efforts in historic preservation. They recognize outstanding education, restoration and revitalization projects, as well as organizational leadership. …

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2016 Conference in Virginia

Cortina Productions’ own producer, Brent Feito is participating in the Virginia Association of Museums’ (VAM) Annual Conference on March 12-15, 2016. A part of a panel, called Revolutionary Media, on how engaging, interactive media can …

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Uncover-Discover Lab

To commemorate the 20th Anniversary of the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in 1995, the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum opened its new learning lab. Focused on engaging students in …

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Learn with the Niners

The San Francisco 49ers are continuing to further their commitment to education with the launch of a new expansion to their award winning Learning Lab. The expanded space features a 4K interactive wall, 33 tablets, …

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Oppose or Appease?

A new interactive at the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles puts the visitor in the role of the Prime Minister of Britain during the days leading up to World War II and poses …

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Spy for General Washington

Have you ever wondered what it must have been like to be a spy in the Revolutionary War? Cortina Productions partnered with George Washington’s Mount Vernon estate to give visitors to the historic grounds a …

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Super Bowl Memories

To celebrate their fourth Super Bowl win, the New England Patriots once again turned to Cortina Productions to produce interactive, video, and audio experiences for their Hall of Fame at Patriot Place. Created as …

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Celebrating Saturday Night Live

Cortina Productions recently completed work on a new exhibition for Premier Exhibitions and Broadway Video, commemorating 40 years of Saturday Night Live.  More than 30 video exhibits take visitors on a journey through the …

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Summer Intern Program

The 2015 Cortina Productions summer intern program is back and  in full swing with a new group of talented college students. The Cortina intern experience puts students right into the action of our production …

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Tennis Hall of Fame Opens

The International Tennis Hall of Fame reopened to the public on May 20th after an extensive renovation of the exhibit galleries. Cortina Productions created several new interactive exhibits for the refurbished museum. The new …

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MUSE Award for College Football

College Football Hall of Fame’s “All Access” was honored with a Bronze MUSE Award at the American Alliance of Museum’s Annual Conference. “All Access” is a network of systems that serve as a brain …

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MUSE Award for “Responsibility Theater”

“Responsibility Theater” at the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum was honored with a Gold MUSE Award. “Responsibility Theater” is an interactive theater experience where visitors consider hypothetical scenarios brought on by the Oklahoma …

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Making of an American Army

Our new film produced for the National Museum of the U.S. Army tells the miraculous story of how citizen soldiers from the 13 disparate American colonies were transformed into a professional and united Continental …

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Testing with the Oculus

Cortina Productions is currently testing our custom 3D/360 content on our Oculus virtual reality headset. We are exploring ways to use this new technology in museum settings. To learn more about the technology, see …

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