Deep Oceans Exhibition

Decomposing whale flesh? Count us in! As part of the Deep Oceans Exhibition at the Australian Museum, Hackett Films combined realistic matte painting with 3D animation to show an underwater ecosystem feeding off of and growing around a decaying whale carcass.  We bring to life the ugly, disgusting and purely fascinating creatures of the deep oceans in a realistic timelapse spanning over 50 years. Handling preserved specimens, scientific reports and research into stomach-emptying footage was used to keep this close to the facts, but more fascinating than fiction.

Scope 3D Animation, Matte Painting,


Australian Museum

The Team

Director James Hackett
Producer Matt Pearson
Animation Rob Moffett,
Mary Benn, Greg Hunsburger