Award-winning 3D underwater film

HMAS Sydney (II) - inverted bow section. Image courtesy Curtin University and WA Museum. Copyright WA Museum.
HMAS Sydney (II) - inverted bow section. Image courtesy Curtin University and WA Museum. Copyright WA Museum.

A 3D video experience featuring extraordinary underwater images of two historic shipwrecks obtained by Curtin University and the Western Australian Museum has won the Best-of-Show Live Action Category at an international conference honouring 3D innovation.

From Great Depths 3D – Witnessing the Wrecks of HMAS Sydney (II) and HSK Kormoran was among 31 3D films showcased at the 28th annual SD&A conference held near San Francisco in 2017.

The dusk encounter between HMAS Sydney (II) and the German raider Kormoran remains Australia’s single largest naval disaster and has long been considered one of the world’s most significant wartime mysteries.

From Great Depths 3D was produced by the Western Australian Museum to form part of an exhibition exploring that story, and skilfully uses innovative 3D techniques developed by Curtin University to illustrate this very significant historical event.

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HMAS Sydney film wins international 3D film-making award