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Wow this is pretty impressive. Long at 2+ hours but really amazing what these folks have done.

 

From the creators:

 

Here it is!

 

After many hours of hard work, several sleepless nights, and lots of caffeine, we can now present our real-time animation of the sinking of the Titanic!

 

This animation is intended to go along with our real-time sinking podcast, to be held tonight, April 14th, at approximately 10PM Eastern Daylight Time. It will be hosted by Tom, Matt, and Kyle, and a special guest if they decide to join us. We will cover events of the sinking in real time, and we'll have our listeners play the video along with us so we all have a visual of the sinking's progression. Please note that the video is still processing and available only in 360p at the moment. Hopefully, by the time of the podcast, it will be available in up to 720p.

 

This animation was created as accurately as we could get it in the time we had. It shows the ship's general sinking progress, as well as lifeboat launches, rockets firing, and the Californian on the horizon. You'll see funnels falling and the ship breaking up in the final moments, and the final positions of the lifeboats at 2:20AM. This is NOT a sped-up animation or a short animation slowed to be real-time. This is a fully real-time recreation of the sinking, from just before the collision to just after the sinking. 2 hours and 41 minutes.

 

Of course the animation isn't perfect. Accuracy-wise, we've already spotted a few things to be fixed later. Animation-wise, it lacks some finer details, like wires or boat falls, better water and effects, and the camera might be bumpy in some places. It's not easy animating and rendering nearly three hours of events on short notice!

 

You can find the sinking video here:

 

And remember, 10PM EDT is when we begin our podcast! Start loading the video a little early, keeping it paused on 0:00 (or skim it beforehand if you prefer) and perhaps join us in the Mixlr chat room in the minutes leading up to the podcast. You'll find our podcast and chat room here:

http://mixlr.com/titanichg/

 

 

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Wow this is pretty impressive. Long at 2+ hours but really amazing what these folks have done.

 

From the creators:

 

Here it is!

 

After many hours of hard work, several sleepless nights, and lots of caffeine, we can now present our real-time animation of the sinking of the Titanic!

 

This animation is intended to go along with our real-time sinking podcast, to be held tonight, April 14th, at approximately 10PM Eastern Daylight Time. It will be hosted by Tom, Matt, and Kyle, and a special guest if they decide to join us. We will cover events of the sinking in real time, and we'll have our listeners play the video along with us so we all have a visual of the sinking's progression. Please note that the video is still processing and available only in 360p at the moment. Hopefully, by the time of the podcast, it will be available in up to 720p.

 

This animation was created as accurately as we could get it in the time we had. It shows the ship's general sinking progress, as well as lifeboat launches, rockets firing, and the Californian on the horizon. You'll see funnels falling and the ship breaking up in the final moments, and the final positions of the lifeboats at 2:20AM. This is NOT a sped-up animation or a short animation slowed to be real-time. This is a fully real-time recreation of the sinking, from just before the collision to just after the sinking. 2 hours and 41 minutes.

 

Of course the animation isn't perfect. Accuracy-wise, we've already spotted a few things to be fixed later. Animation-wise, it lacks some finer details, like wires or boat falls, better water and effects, and the camera might be bumpy in some places. It's not easy animating and rendering nearly three hours of events on short notice!

 

You can find the sinking video here:

 

And remember, 10PM EDT is when we begin our podcast! Start loading the video a little early, keeping it paused on 0:00 (or skim it beforehand if you prefer) and perhaps join us in the Mixlr chat room in the minutes leading up to the podcast. You'll find our podcast and chat room here:

http://mixlr.com/titanichg/

 

 

 

I just finished watching this. It was quite remarkable. My only observation, which becomes quite apparent early on, is the lack of images of people. To me the story of the Titanic is about the human toll. It's a little haunting to have the camera slowly circle the ship as it is sinking and not see any images of people, even as the life boats launch. I understand that might not have been technically possible or perhaps that wasn't the focus of the producers, but for me it was still odd.

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I just finished watching this. It was quite remarkable. My only observation, which becomes quite apparent early on, is the lack of images of people. To me the story of the Titanic is about the human toll. It's a little haunting to have the camera slowly circle the ship as it is sinking and not see any images of people, even as the life boats launch. I understand that might not have been technically possible or perhaps that wasn't the focus of the producers, but for me it was still odd.

 

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I was struck by the same thing. It was a bit odd that they had people screaming and crying but no people and you are right about the folks on the titanic being the true story. The funny thing is I started watching with the intention of watching just a bit then moving to the end but it was really compelling to watch and I ended up watching the whole video. I kind of regret not listening to their podcast at the same time. I did read afterwards that they plan on going back and adding more details which may include people.

 

Every time I read up or watch stuff about the titanic it makes me really sad all those lost lives.

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Every time I read up or watch stuff about the titanic it makes me really sad all those lost lives.

 

Yes...and I was struck by how the producers focused on the number of life boats that went out half full. That's not a story you always hear. Very tragic...I also realize that there will always be numerous and conflicting accounts of what really happened that night in regards to Ismay, the chairman of the White Star Line. Some accounts paint him as a coward, the official British account claims he is a hero. I couldn't help but noticed that in this video at least, they chose the British version...

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._Bruce_Ismay

 

At any rate, thanks for the post, it was worth the two plus hours.

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I know I shouldn't say this, but the thought of watching the progression of a tragedy in real time (except perhaps by a commission hoping to set up ways to prevent a similar occurrence) is somewhat sickening. I find it akin to watching the burning of the Twin Towers after they were hit by the planes. There seemed to be an unnatural fixation by the TV audience to watch a situation in which victims were forced to jump to their deaths. It is even worse here if, as is explained, in most cases you can only hear the victims as they go to their deaths.

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So it's now felt that the ship didn't break in half before sinking as depicted in "Titanic" and other documentaries?

 

No...The video shows the Titanic starting it's final plunge at 2:34 and at 2:39 they show the ship breaking in half. I don't think there is any dispute about whether or not it split in half on the surface anymore. How and why it split is still up for debate however.

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No...The video shows the Titanic starting it's final plunge at 2:34 and at 2:39 they show the ship breaking in half. I don't think there is any dispute about whether or not it split in half on the surface anymore. How and why it split is still up for debate however.

So the dramatics of "Titanic" my be conjecture and simply "good for the audience". Nothing new about that. LOL

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So the dramatics of "Titanic" my be conjecture and simply "good for the audience". Nothing new about that. LOL

 

Well I wouldn't necessarily agree with that. LOL... I've done a fair amount of research on Titanic, even visiting the Cemetery in Halifax where many of the victims are buried, so admittedly my approach to the subject matter is probably different than most.

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How and why it split is still up for debate however.

You sent me to the Googles. Found this interesting piece in the (fascinating in general) Encyclopedia Titanica...

 

The Break-up of the Titanic: Viewpoints and Evidence

A detailed discussion of structural failure as the Titanic sank.

http://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/breakup-of-titanic.html

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You sent me to the Googles. Found this interesting piece in the (fascinating in general) Encyclopedia Titanica...

 

The Break-up of the Titanic: Viewpoints and Evidence

A detailed discussion of structural failure as the Titanic sank.

http://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/breakup-of-titanic.html

 

Thanks for the link AS. I will read it in it's entirety later this afternoon. Gotta run off now.

From the article...and for the record

the Discovery Channel documentary, Titanic: Answers from the Abyss (1999).

This in my opinion was an excellent documentary.

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Makes me so emotional. I grew up watching this movie, The Lost Boys and Ghosts of Mars. Such strange taste I have. Oh and The Grimlins.

 

Does anyone else cry during the Titanic ? The necklace is symbolic, when she knows Jack is gone, ALL hope is gone and the necklace is tainted. I know my soul would have died looking at the necklace after I was rescused. Definitely a movie no one can ever remake. If they did id protest it.

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I watched a documentary that said the air temps created a sort of mirage. That among many other variables made it impossible to see the Iceberg in time. Then there was the other ship that missed the SOS communication because of the air temps were messing up their communications. Just allot of BS that happened in a chain of fuck ups.

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Makes me so emotional. I grew up watching this movie, The Lost Boys and Ghosts of Mars. Such strange taste I have. Oh and The Grimlins.

 

Does anyone else cry during the Titanic ? The necklace is symbolic, when she knows Jack is gone, ALL hope is gone and the necklace is tainted. I know my soul would have died looking at the necklace after I was rescused. Definitely a movie no one can ever remake. If they did id protest it.

Cried like a baby !

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Disaster porn: We never feel more alive than in times of distress.

 

http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2012/10/30/the-strange-allure-of-disaster-porn/

 

This is spot on. For me it is hard to explain, but I feel a real need to understand how and why disasters occur, and in many respects, it helps me come to terms with them. I've survived three major disasters in my life. I watched my parents home get buried in a mud slide, and I barely survived two major earthquakes in LA. My parents house came apart in the first earthquake, and mine came off the foundation and almost slide down the hill during the Northridge quake... and here I am decades later, still talking about it and reliving it. There is often no real closure, I am fixated by it all, and yes, it does make me feel alive.

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