The Elk Country Visitor Center in Benezette, Pennsylvania is a joint project of the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and the Keystone Elk Country Alliance. The Magic Lantern was the audio-visual contractor and worked with the client for several years developing exhibits, producing software and installing hardware for the new center. Among the attractions is the "4D Story Theater" and over a dozen touchscreen interactives.

The story of the history of elk in Pennsylvania and the relationship between that story and our need to be good stewards of the land we have been given is presented as a campfire program featuring a family group of Lifecast figures and a three screen high definition video presentation with Dolby 5.1 surround sound. The show also features many special effects including rumbling seats, a fiber-optic star ceiling, snow and scents.

Working with the KECA and PA DCNR, The Magic Lantern developed and produced an array of touchscreen interactives that allow visitors to record sounds, snap wildlife photos, learn about PA flora and fauna and explore the state parks in the Elk Country area.

Below is a clip from the film.

Below is a clip from one of the interactives - "PA Icons," an interactive collection of interviews with conservationists, students, teachers and wildlife enthusiasts from in and around the Elk Country area.

The Magic Lantern
Film/Video Production • Script Development • 4D Theater Design & Installation •
Computer Interactive Design • Museum Audio-Visual

The Design Center
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Pittsburgh PA, 15213-1854

Phone: 412.391.4625
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