Upon returning from a three month sojourn in India, I started editing for A&E at their HQ in Stamford, CT. At the time, History Channel was preparing for the bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln's birth, producing a series of videos that addressed various stages of his life. Directed by Terri Randall and overseen by Carter Figueroa of A&E, these cuts were shown at the Smithsonian Museum in DC.
Employing still images, re-enactments and Lincoln's letters, we explored his hardscrabble childhood, family life as an adult, Civil War and the Emancipation Proclamation, and his eventual assassination at the hands of John Wilkes Booth.
Narrated by Edward Hermann, this excerpt focuses on his family life and his use of photography to advance his political ambitions. Check out Terri Randall's work at terrirandallproductions.com.