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Documentary crew captures Capitol at night


If you drove by the state Capitol late at night during the first week of October, you probably saw the big lights, dolly and jib. A five-person camera crew canvassed the area capturing magnificent video of the Capitol. Clear skies served as a picture perfect backdrop for the three nights of shooting. Large lights and gels illuminated the building and accented the wonderful details architect Cass Gilbert carefully designed.


The footage will be incorporated into the FIRST documentary ever produced about the history of the state Capitol. “Temple of Democracy: West Virginia’s State Capitol” will be released later this year to coincide with the 75th anniversary of the completion of the current Capitol building. It will be distributed free of charge to all secondary schools and libraries in the state.

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