Purdue University’s “World’s Largest Drum”

Inside the drum

For an IndyStar video timed with the 90th birthday of the famous “World’s Largest Drum” at Purdue University, I produced several animated clips of the instrument for use as B-roll.

The animations gave viewers a rare look at the inside of the cylinder without the drum’s membrane attached:

The inside of the drum features the original stamp of the Leedy Drum Company and signatures of past drum crew members.