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    Harpers Ferry Center

Audiovisual Arts

Harpers Ferry Center's award-winning audiovisual productions offer a voice and a vision for National Park Service interpretation that informs and inspires the public. Voices from the past can speak, inaccessible peaks can be climbed, and complex processes can be revealed through this powerful medium.

AV programs range from large-format, surround-sound films to silent exhibit videos; from oral histories to multichannel soundscapes; from touch-screen interactive programs to expanded websites. In collaboration with park staff and subject matter experts, audiovisual producers plan, design and produce programs interpreting the significance of park resources. Shows can be produced and delivered in a variety of formats including high-definition video, standard-definition video, 16mm and 35mm film and interactive multimedia. We also provide foreign language audio tracks as well as accessibility features such as captioning and audio descriptions.

HFC offers parks a wide range of additional AV services including cost estimates, contract specifications, scopes of work, treatment development, production planning, research, scriptwriting and review, location filming, video editing, electronic graphics production and web development. Audiovisual producers also act as technical representatives (COTRs) on contracted projects, and can provide access to a nationwide network of audiovisual and multimedia production contractors through our Indefinite Delivery - Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contracts. NPS IDIQ Contracts

Harpers Ferry Center also maintains an extensive collection of film and video footage and sound recordings that parks can access, and provides transfer and duplication services in a variety of film, video, audio and digital media formats.

The AV Equipment Services branch designs, installs, and maintains audiovisual systems in theaters and as components of museum exhibits throughout the parks. The branch also works with the audiovisual depot system to maintain standard equipment with user-friendly replacements that keep audiovisual programs in the National Parks up and running.

B-Roll Archive

The National Park Service B-Roll Archive is an online resource designed to provide free, public domain, downloadable video images for multimedia use. NPS B-Roll Video Library

Release Form

Use this release form to get consent for someone to be filmed for National Park Service video projects: Photo Release Form PDF

Contact Us

Harpers Ferry Center has an initial contact point to assist parks with their media needs. Call or email us to request information on our audiovisual production services, to get answers to technical questions, to obtain cost estimates, or for HFC audiovisual assistance. Contact Us

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