The Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron, commonly known as DESY, is one of the leading research laboratories in Germany and one of the world-leading accelerator centers. As a national research center in Germany that operates particle accelerators to investigate the structure of matter, DESY conducts a broad spectrum of interdisciplinary scientific research in the areas of particle and high energy physics, photon science, and the development, construction and operation of particle accelerators.
DESY engaged us to produce a 2-minute documentary-style video which included filming interviews with department managers, capturing the working atmosphere in the research facility, and showing a behind-the-scenes look at their operations.
We only had several hours to capture 5 interviews and B-roll footage of 10 locations to add dimension to the narrative, which meant adopting a “run and gun” approach to cover as much ground within the shortest time possible.
The completed video features a series of interviews with prominent heads of departments sharing highlights of their specialised work, interspersed with B-roll shots of employees in their daily working environment, as well as close-ups of the facility’s equipment and machinery.