Viewfinder: Revisiting the Sinking of the Titanic
Does the world need another take on Titanic? When the response involves James Cameron and National Geographic, the answer is always yes, as long as charcoal drawings aren’t involved. This latest installment of Viewfinder combines James Cameron’s fascination with the ocean, and state of the art computer animation to reproduce, arguably, the most famous shipwreck of all time. Cameron and his team of scientists rely on a sophisticated understanding of H2O properties (and some flashy graphics) to more accurately plot the trajectory and chaos of The Unsinkable Ship’s descent into the deep. This short two minute clip doesn’t exactly play out like a steamy romance between two young and forbidden lovers, but it does surface some interesting and little known facts about the timeline of events on that tragic April 15, 1912 (insert uncomfortable death and taxes joke here). Perhaps there will now be an Emmy to go along with that Oscar.