The Making of the Digital Interactive: Rebuilding Titanic

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What would it take to rebuild one of the most iconic structures of the 20th century — the 50,000-ton Titanic? Tonight on Rebuilding the Titanic, we will find out when four modern-day metalworkers and engineers employ the same techniques and materials used a century ago to actually rebuild massive, full-scale parts of the ship by hand.

But since we all can’t physically experience the extreme conditions and challenges faced by the dedicated laborers who originally toiled to create the biggest, most luxurious ship the world had ever seen, we’ve come up with an alternative for the rest of us curious souls. Now, you can rebuild the Titanic without lifting anything more than a finger. We have constructed a miniature Titanic with extreme detail, filmed it every step of the way with stop motion photography, mixed it with CGI effects, researched day and night to bring you the most interesting and little-known facts surrounding each stage of development and every structure in the building process, tracked down the rarest photos (shout out to National Museums of Northern Ireland who provided the images) all to bring you this amazing interactive experience. You’ll have to wait for tonight to find out the level of effort that went into recreating the full-scale version, but you can find out what went into making the miniature version right now in this behind-the-scenes video made by our friends at Neo-Pangea:

Be sure to tune in to Rebuidling the Titanic tonight at 9P et/pt.


  1. john treadgold
    April 15, 2012, 1:18 pm

    a very good program. finding all of the trades that would have been used to build the Titanic. including the horse teams that carried the items to the shipyards.Mixed in with newsreel footage of the original workers and their conditions