360 Virtual Reality Shoot- MARYWARD
Here is a clip of that beautiful summer day off Collingwood filming the Mary Ward shipwreck. Part of a local historical awareness program, I got to use 360 cameras and be the dive model. This teaser trailer is just a snapshot of that underwater filming day and an insight in to what is available in virtual reality at the Blue Mountain Museum. Great local collaboration involving Fire and Rescue, GBD and Mountain Goat Film Company Inc. The Mary Ward grounded just off Craigleith on Milligan's reef during calm water on November 24th 1872. Shortly after midnight, the weather began to turn and by morning a fierce storm was blowing. Eight desperate men made for shore in a life boat, but were quickly capsized by the giant waves. Three fishing vessels launched from Thornbury and were able to rescue the remaining 19 passengers, before the Mary Ward broke up and sank.
This footage will serve as a great educational tool for visitors at the museum who would like to dive the shipwreck in virtual reality.