If you ever for some reason, in a bored moment or during a lazy day, have wanted to watch the Titanic sink into the Northern Atlantic Ocean in completely accurate real time, well then it is your lucky day. A video now available online to commemorate the 104th anniversary of the unsinkable ship’s sinking is a fully animated recreation of the event. It shows the Titanic’s entire descent into the icy seas in real time, which only makes the the tragic loss of over 1,000 lives that much more unnerving. The computerized recreation even incorporates a stunning starlit sky and the glassy ocean as it probably was on that fateful night in 1912.
The video isn’t just trying to exploit a tragedy in pursuit of surreal recreation though, as it also has an educational tilt as well. For people who until now got most of their knowledge about the sinking fromJames Cameron’s portrayal of the accident, this video also provides a blow-by-blow of the crash and sinking as it goes along. While watching the slow descent of one of the greatest ships ever built up to that point is excruciating, it also provides a greater understanding of just how prolonged and awful the tragedy actually was. For people who only know the sinking from Leonardo DiCaprio’s inability to fit on a piece of wood in freezing water, this could be an incredible opportunity to revisit the Titanic’s last moments in a more academic manner. Or a way to prep for the launch of Titanic II in just a few short years. If you get bored in the middle, just imagine Kate Winslet running through the halls looking for Victor Garber and avoiding Billy Zane.
(via Titanic Honor and Glory)