Voyage of the Vasiliy Golovnin Ep.5
Episode 5. January 22 2006.
10th day at sea. The Vasiliy Golovnin is almost brought to a standstill in the pack ice – which extends in all directions – the most magnificent vista. Penguins, a Leopard Seal, a Wandering Albatross, a romantic sunset. New friendships. Next day we arrive at Casey Station.
A videoblog of the Voyage of the Vasiliy Golovnin on a continental resupply of the three main Australian Bases, Casey, Davis & Mawson in 2006.
I was fortunate to receive the Australian Antarctic Arts Fellowship in that year, where I shot a stereoscopic 3D movie and a number of high-definition panoramas. It was a great adventure, fulfilling a life-long dream to experience the frozen continent at the bottom of the world. The blank spaces on the map.
The videoblog was shot on my trusty Canon Powershot Pro 1 camera – an 8.3 Megapixel device. It could shoot video at 320x240px @15fps for max 3 minutes; 640x320px for ~ 30 seconds per shot, recording 11Kz mono audio.
Basically, the video was pretty dreadful (as you can probably see) – but it was good enough for blogging with – and I managed to post a few videoblogs from Antarctica via satellite, when I was at the bases. But I shot a lot more than I ever uploaded. This is that other material.
It’s a ‘digitally restored’ version using current software tools, mainly for posterity and also for the friends I made on the voyage – and for anyone else out there who cares to watch. I hope you enjoy it.