CERN Summer Webfest Credit: Citizen Cyberscience Centre
CERN Summer Webfest
Credit: Citizen Cyberscience Centre

It’s been a bit of a whirlwind few weeks, what with my dissertation, working with the team at Citizen Cyberlab, tagging along to SB6.0, moving into London and looking for jobs!

But now, things are getting even more exciting: next week I’m off to CERN, in Geneva, to film their WEBFest and collect footage for a film I’m putting together about Test4Theory, a volunteer computing project that literally runs the LHC simulation experiments on your computer!

Filming at CERN is something I never really thought I would get the chance to do, but now it seems rather close! things to remember from making Head Space are:

  • Film still background shots for at least 10 seconds
  • Focus camera
  • When interviewing someone, don’t leave their face
  • A face should always be in the same part of the screen, so if you start with them in a close up shot and their face is 1/3 in from the right, and 1/3 from the top of the screen, it should stay in that place when you zoom out
  • Get LOADS of cut-outs
  • Don’t forget to record sound!!

There are probably other things that I’ll remember to do whilst I’m there, but that’s all I can come up with right now.

After that, I’m heading to the BBC Radio 4 Science Unit, and with some luck I’ll hopefully be able to help produce some pieces for some of the shows.

It’s going to be an exciting couple of months, and I will be posting regularly about all the things I’m up to whilst I’m there.

Go to the orginal article here or listen below