‘Frozen in Time’ Antarctic Fulldome
‘Frozen in Time,’ was shown at the Melbourne International Film Festival on Friday August 6th 2010.
It was showing at the Melbourne Planetarium as part of a curated program of fulldome screenings.
This is a a short preview version of “Frozen in Time.”
Frozen in Time (dir. Peter Morse, 7 mins)
Frozen in Time is the first fulldome movie shot in Antarctica. It documents the site of Mawson’s Huts, Cape Denison – where the historic remains of the buildings erected by the 1911 – 14 Australasian Antarctic Expedition survive to this day. These remarkable wooden structures have survived nearly 100 years in one of the most extreme environments on Earth – Cape Denison is the windiest place on our planet at sea level. The buildings are filled with evocative artefacts left by expeditioners, providing a fascinating insight into early Antarctic exploration.
Peter Morse has created ultra-high-resolution panoramic images of the site, capturing some of the essential beauty of this remarkable place, using cutting-edge visualisation technologies in pioneering applications for fulldome visualisation.
It has previously screened at Horizon – The Planetarium at Scitech (Perth, WA.) and the Association of Science and Technology Centres (ASTC) Fulldome Video Showcase, 2008 and 2009 at planetaria in the USA..
Produced, Directed, Visualisation and Audio by Peter Morse, with thanks to Paul Bourke (Western Australian Supercomputer Project (WASP), UWA); Pete Wheeler & Carley Tillett (Horizon): Horizon – the Planetarium at Scitech.
Especial thanks to the Mawson’s Huts Foundation (David Jensen and Rob Easther) and the Australian Antarctic Division (Bruce Hull) for making it all possible.