Walking Cinema: Murder on Beacon Hill
Walking Cinema: Murder on Beacon Hill is an iPhone application designed by Untravel Media, based on the Parkman–Webster murder case, where John White Webster was accused of the murder of George Parkman. The case was the first one to use the budding science of forensics. The iPhone application was recognized to be the first iPhone application to be accepted to a major film festival, based on the PBS documentary, Murder at Harvard. The application is a mixed-reality storytelling experience, combining a roughly one-mile walk with audio, video, a live map and location-based adventures to guide participants through the story.
Cast and crew
|Michael Epstein||Writer, Director|
|Eric Stange||Writer, Collaborating Director|
|Laura Pirano||Producer, Cinematographer, Editor, Art Director, Digital Effects, Animator|
|Sasha Mandel||Original Music, Sound Editor|
|Michael Born||Map Animation and Renderings|
|Raizlabs||Application Design and Software Development|
|Susi Walsh||Project Coordinator|
|Brooke Scibelli||Production Assistant|
|Paul Logan, Jr.||Additional Voices|
|S. Parkman “Parkie” Shaw||Descendent of George Parkman|
Stops on the tour
- The Etherdome at Massachusetts General Hospital
- The Liberty Hotel
- Black Ink
- Harvard Musical Association
- Acorn Street
- Parkman's House, 8 Walnut St.
- Appalachian Mountain Club, 5 Joy St.
- "Indie Spec New Media", 2010 Boston International Film Festival
- Ryan Gilbey (14 April 2010). "The first film made for the iPhone: Is this the start of a whole new cinematic genre?". The Guardian.
- "Taking a walk through history". MGH Hotline. 2 October 2009. Retrieved 20 August 2011.
- Baard, Mark (26 April 2009). "Immersive devices aid navigation in virtually every way". The Boston Globe. Retrieved 20 August 2011.
- Klein, Christopher (2 May 2010). "The crime scenes of the city's haunted and hunted". The Boston Globe. Retrieved 20 August 2011.
- http://parkmanmurder.com/Parkman_Murder_Application.html Description of the application
- "IMDbPro". Retrieved 13 January 2017.
- ""Walking Cinema: Murder on Beacon Hill" - 1849 Murder of Dr. George Parkman, Beacon Hill, Boston, MA iPod and iPhone walking tour!". Retrieved 13 January 2017.