The world is abuzz with the triumphs and tragedies of marine salvage as crews set to work on the Costa Concordia. We’ll get to that later this week [can’t wait? Check this out]. But first do take a look at this fantastic animated documentary about the equally difficult salvage of the SS Great Britain in 1970. It’s an amazing story and this telling is exceptional — enjoy!
According to Sophie Klevenow, the film’s director and production manager:
Completed and premiered in July 2010 the animated documentary “The Incredible Journey” about the homecoming of IK Brunel’s ss Great Britain is now available on vimeo along with animatics from different production stages.
The 15min documentary has been developed and produced at the University of the West of England within a collaborative project of the University and the ss Great Britain Trust, involving students, alumni and staff from the School of Creative Arts at UWE.
Based on the Trust’s Oral History Archive the animated documentary was produced in 3 parts & 3 animation techniques:
Part 1, The Salvage – 3D CGI
Part 2, The Journey – Motiongraphics
Part 3, The Homecoming – 2D Digital
while a team of Media Practice students developed the soundscape and edited the narrative tracks.