Action Stations Onboard Experience

"MOD delivered the on-board experience, in what was a challenging project with significant financial restraints, on time and within budget. Visitor feedback about their work is very positive with 90% of those surveyed stating they would recommend Action Stations to others."
Alexandra Gaffikin
Head of Interpretation and Design, Australian National Maritime Museum

Action Stations is an immersive interactive experience onboard the HMAS Vampire and the HMAS Onslow at the Australian National Maritime Museum.

Mod won the tender to design and build the onboard experience, spanning 41 locations across the two vessels moored in Darling Harbour, using our production platform Rack&Pin. 

Mod developed a new augmented set design process for Action Stations, allowing visitors to interact with audio, visuals and lighting, without obvious screens or buttons, which showcased the unique environments and the sensitive use of sets and props that our team provided. On Vampire, a magic realism experience is evoked through combining graphic novel panels, interactive sound and visuals, whimsical props and sensors that allow visitor movement to trigger changes. The experience highlights the work and experiences of the many people who served onboard. The experience onboard Onslow is inspired by the high tension 60s-70s cold war era. As visitors move through the claustrophobic interior, they are given a mission featuring sound and lighting that triggers in response to noise, highlighting the need for silence during operations.

2016 IMAGinE Award Winner

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