Film award for FAIR drone video

World Media Festival Award for time-lapse of FAIR construction site


The "Longterm Dronelapse 2018-2020" with which GSI/FAIR document the progress on the FAIR construction site was awarded the "Intermedia-globe SILVER Award" by the World Media Festival. 811 entries from 41 nations were submitted to this film competition.

Using a sophisticated filming technique that is not yet widely used, GSI/FAIR have been creating annual longterm time-lapse videos since 2018 to show developments at the construction site of the FAIR (Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research) particle accelerator facility. The jury of the "WorldMediaFestival | Television & Corporate Media Awards" judged the video to be an outstanding contribution in the category "Public Relations/Research and Science" and awarded it the "Intermedia-globe SILVER Award". 

With the new technique of "Longterm Dronelapse", the progress on one of the largest construction sites for fundamental research in the world becomes particularly tangible. For this purpose, Lars Möller from the interdisciplinary media production "Zeitrausch" from Breuberg regularly flies the same routes over the FAIR construction site with a drone. Several moving time-lapse videos are then combined into a single video. In the World Media Festival award-winning video, drone movies recorded over three years, are superimposed thanks to GPS support, so that the progress of the construction activities can be experienced in an impressive way.

The WorldMediaFestivals are located in Hamburg, Germany, and are an initiative by intermedia. According to their official website the WorldMediaFestivals | Television & Corporate Media Awards honor excellence in Television, Corporate Film, Online and Print productions on an international scale. These Awards are acknowledged internationally as symbols of the highest production standards and are one of the world's highest honors in visual competition. Experienced professionals from around the world serve in a volunteer capacity as judges. Decisions are based on both creativity and effectiveness. The criteria they use include for example writing, sound, editing, visuals, insights, and above all the extent to which the entry meets its stated goals, i.e. how well the defined target group is being addressed. (LW)

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