Time to move 100 m below ground into the ATLAS cavern - "Refurbishing ATLAS".
Following is a short film about the technical Upgrade of the famous ATLAS Experiment at CERN (where the Higgs Particle was "found" in 2012) for the #LHCRestart, as well as footage from outside Geneva and the fascination of CERN.
This is a project I have been working on in several Sessions from January 2013 to February 2015 in Team with Vincent Breysacher (my 1st AD One-eye-vision.com) and later on with Babak Tafreshi of Twanight.org as well as with Support from Patrick Meraner and Matthias Hosp (at ArtFABRIK 3D/CGI Studio, Innsbruck).
Initially I was hired to produce stock time-lapse footage for the ATLAS outreach department and CERN CDS (Document Service).
So this we did, but over time, as we started to get more familiar with the large CERN Campus, we really discovered and learned what ATLAS is: not only a super-impressive one-of-a-kind most-complex man-made machine, but one of the Planets most outstanding particle physics experiments.
Regardless if you are an Engineer, Scientist or Filmmaker – at the very moment you step into CERN and ATLAS, you get totally soaked up by the omnipresent passion of all people involved there, the ever present spirit of Science and Particle Physics in detail – a world that totally immersed us.
Filming took place in several sessions, some of them quite last minute, as working schedules changed a lot – which is normal with such an immense project like ATLAS, where so many Staff and Scientists work on.
So from our own footage and with some additional footage by Science Journalist/National Geographic Photographer Babak Tafreshi, which joined in on one trip, I was finally able to produce/cut/edit this little film, and I do hope it shows some of the fascination of ATLAS.
A big thanks goes to Martin Kornmesser and Luis Calcada for the Nebula Intro provided by the friends at ESO.org.
Rodg – Didn’t Get Caught [Statement! Recordings]
Download on iTunes: http://bit.ly/1DMgOwF
Stream on Spotify: spoti.fi/1AzBASh
Equipment used during this production:
- Nikon D1X and D3s, D4, D700, D600
- Nikon AFS 14-24/2.8, AFS 24-70/2.8 and AFS 80-200/2.8
- GBTimelapse T-Bots with Canon 6D
- Emotimo, Dynamic Perception, Vixen Polarie, Kessler Slider
- Novoflex Tripods and Ball Heads and Custom Made Aperture Pull Adapters
- A Multitude of Pelicases
- Intecro Powerbanks
- iPad 2- and 3 / iPhone 5 & 6 for ShotPlanning
Processing Hardware & Storage:
- MacBook Pro, iMac, Mac Pro and Hackintosh
- A couple rock-solid Angelbird SSD2Go Pro‘s and SSD2Go Pocket’s
- PROMISE Pegasus R6 and R12 RAID
Processing, Rendering & Editing Software:
- GBDeflicker, FlickerFree, LRTimelapse
- PhotoMechanic 5, Better Rename 9
- Lightroom 5, Adobe After Effects
- FinalCut Pro X
Kids-of-all-Ages.de (Matthias Uhlig), Steiger Electronics – Innsbruck, Angelbird SSDs, Lustenau, Nikon NPS Vienna, Canon CPS, Vienna, LRTimelapse (Gunther Wegner), GBTimelapse (Dr. Mike Posehn).
A big thanks to all countless CERN/ATLAS Staff involved (see Film)!