4k Fulldome/VR, 5.1 Surround Sound. Duration:20:00/35:00
'East of Antarctica' (working title) is work-in-progress 4k/8k Fulldome feature film. Live action elements were shot on location at Cape Denison, Commonwealth Bay, Antarctica. It presents an immersive, aesthetic vision of the site of Mawson's Huts, exploring the extraordinary landscape and the relics left by the Australasian Antarctic Expedition (AAE 1911-14) over 100 years ago.
The immersive quality of Fulldome cinema imparts a deep sense of place - a place at the very ends of the earth, that once existed upon the brink of the geographical imagination: we explore the story of the scientific understanding of space and time - and the quest - for the location of the South Magnetic Pole.
The understanding of this mystery was a key moment for early 20th-Century science - with crucial ramifications for our 21st-century knowledge of our planet.
'East of Antarctica' envisions the Cape Denison site and the scientific quest of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition 1911-14: how we came to know where we are on the surface of Earth.
Created, Directed and Produced by Peter Morse
Special thanks to:
Mawsons Huts Foundation
Australian Antarctic Division
Crew of L'Astrolabe