A three month time-lapse documenting the creation of the mural "The Atlas Detector" by Josef Kristofoletti. The Atlas Detector is painted on the CERN particle physics laboratory in Geneva, Switzerland which houses the worlds largest particle acceleration and research facility. This facility has garnered national attention for confirming the existence of the Higgs Boson particle, creating man-made black holes, and expanding the boundaries of what we understand about particle physics in general.
Designing and editing this project presented some unique challenges due to the nature of the project. In the parking lot of the CERN facility, there was an all-weather camera installed which captured a new frame every hour. Once the mural was finished and the footage was shipped across the ocean to me in Austin TX, I needed to cull trough all the frames and remove unwanted shots. From there I needed to stabilize each shot because the all-weather cam capturing the creation process was bumped from time to time. Then I needed to remove the fish-eye effect/reduce the angle of view which was distorting the scene and showing too much of the sky/parking lot. After that, I edited the time lapse using time ramping and then color corrected and color graded the finished video.
Check out more information about the mural here
Currently, Kristofoletti is designing a mural for the Formula 1 race track in Austin TX that is meant to be viewed at 200 miles per hour. Learn more about the artist here.
Music: "Das Geheimnis" by Modeselektor
Post Production: Video Editing, image manipulation and restoration
Software: Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere Pro, Red Giant Magic Bullet Looks