Bringing History to Life

History no longer has to be part of the past or an experience you can’t be a part of unless you travel there. 900lbs of Creative is proud to present the full-length 360 virtual reality motion graphics story of the Massacre of Goliad.

This 360 VR experience will put you in the center of a what happened during this historical event in 1836. 900lbs is working with the Texas Historical Commission to bring Texas history back to life.

Navigate throughout the 360º VR web video with a click of the mouse or by moving your smartphone around to see everything that happened during the Massacre of Goliad. While this experience is currently only offered online, the film was developed with future scalability in mind. Eventual uses include utilizing VR headsets and iPads for an even more immersive experience, placing you right in the middle of the Goliad Massacre story.

David Gravelle, the architect of the project, thought this was the way to enhance the storytelling of important stories of Texas history. “I was hired as a consultant to pursue this strategy. I chose the Massacre of Goliad due to its dramatic, but under told story even to Texans,” said Gravelle. “Most of the images you will see are taken from original artifacts. That adds depth and authenticity to the story”.

“With this initiative, we have successfully brought the subject of history into the future, and in the process expanded an important story to a brand new audience. This project demonstrated the innovation that is at the heart of 900lbs.”

 

 – David Gravelle

Steve Deitz, CEO/Founder of 900lbs of Creative, said, “Immersive visual content is the future of storytelling. The viewer can navigate all throughout the narrative and make it their own. Working with the Texas Historical Commission was truly a collaborative partnership. We worked with passionate historians, writers and collectors to bring Texas history back to life through this unique visual experience”.

Our sincere appreciation to the following who provided counsel and artifacts to this film:

Texas Historical Commission – Friends of the Texas Historical Commission – Phil Collins Collection – Presidio at Goliad – Frank and Carol Holcomb Collection – General Land Office – Texas Parks and Wildlife – Briscoe Center of American History – Dallas Historical Society – Silver Eagle Distributors – Summerlee Foundation – Gregg Dimmick – 1 Riot 1Ranger – More Than SEO – Stephen L. Hardin, PhD.