Extreme Machines and Strange Cooking Habits

Synopsis

CERN is preparing for the largest science experiment ever, and a group of young scientists and engineers are at the forefront.

But what do brilliant researchers actually do in their spare time? Or do they have that at all? In very personal diaries, they give an insight into their everyday lives in Collider Diaries and don’t stop at showing what drives them, how they live, and what they do when they’re not working on the world’s largest particle accelerator. Vanessa is one installment of a 6 part series called Collider Diaries, airing every other Thursday in the summer of 2021.

Review

3/5
Meet Vanessa. An Accelerator Researcher.
Markus Mooslechner’s short documentary film follows the video diaries of Vanessa Andreina Garcia Diaz, an Accelerator Researcher working on the new 100km long particle accelerator (under Lake Geneva) with the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). The short is a continuation of the 6-part series titled ‘Collider Diaries’ – following on from ‘Unvarnished Diaries of a CERN Scientist’ and ‘Seek and Destroy – My Life at the Biggest Science Project Ever’. The docushort is a collection of self-taped video-diaries and interview questions to educate and inform viewers of Vanessa’s scientific career and personal life.

The 7-minute film introduces us to Vanessa from Venezuela and her experimental role in Sputtering – where plasma at high pressure is shot towards a target to eject metal atoms. These atoms are then observed. Outside of her dream job, Vanessa speaks candidly about her mother’s advice; to touch the ground with her feet whilst reaching for the stars. We witness her love of blue/turquoise in the apartment she shares with her husband, her transition to vegetarianism and Venezuelan cuisine.

Extreme Machines and Strange Cooking Habits
‘Extreme Machines and Strange Cooking Habits’ is an insightful documentary that would not only interest and engage aspiring scientists – this is a film for everyone. Vanessa is confident in her field and her friendly persona makes for entertaining viewing. We recommend checking out the full ‘Collider Diaries’ collection on the YouTube channel.

Cast/Crew

Director(s): Markus Mooslechner
Writer(s): Markus Mooslechner
Cast: Vanessa Andreina Garcia Diaz
Producer(s): Kerstin Koenigsberger, Markus Mooslechner, Nina Holler
Director of Photography:
Editor(s):
Animation:
Sound:
Music:
Miscellaneous: Roland Mittermueller

Specifications

Genre: Documentary
Subjects: Adventure, Exploration, Futuristic, Science, Space, Technology
Country: Austria
Language: English
Year: 2021
Published in February 2022

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Cast/Crew

Director(s): Markus Mooslechner
Writer(s): Markus Mooslechner
Cast: Vanessa Andreina Garcia Diaz
Producer(s): Kerstin Koenigsberger, Markus Mooslechner, Nina Holler
Director of Photography:
Editor(s):
Animation:
Sound:
Music:
Miscellaneous: Roland Mittermueller

Specifcations

Genre: Documentary
Subjects: Adventure, Exploration, Futuristic, Science, Space, Technology
Country: Austria
Language: English
Year: 2021
Collections:

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Extreme Machines and Strange Cooking Habits

Synopsis

CERN is preparing for the largest science experiment ever, and a group of young scientists and engineers are at the forefront.

But what do brilliant researchers actually do in their spare time? Or do they have that at all? In very personal diaries, they give an insight into their everyday lives in Collider Diaries and don’t stop at showing what drives them, how they live, and what they do when they’re not working on the world’s largest particle accelerator. Vanessa is one installment of a 6 part series called Collider Diaries, airing every other Thursday in the summer of 2021.

Review

Meet Vanessa. An Accelerator Researcher.

3/5
Markus Mooslechner’s short documentary film follows the video diaries of Vanessa Andreina Garcia Diaz, an Accelerator Researcher working on the new 100km long particle accelerator (under Lake Geneva) with the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). The short is a continuation of the 6-part series titled ‘Collider Diaries’ – following on from ‘Unvarnished Diaries of a CERN Scientist’ and ‘Seek and Destroy – My Life at the Biggest Science Project Ever’. The docushort is a collection of self-taped video-diaries and interview questions to educate and inform viewers of Vanessa’s scientific career and personal life.

The 7-minute film introduces us to Vanessa from Venezuela and her experimental role in Sputtering – where plasma at high pressure is shot towards a target to eject metal atoms. These atoms are then observed. Outside of her dream job, Vanessa speaks candidly about her mother’s advice; to touch the ground with her feet whilst reaching for the stars. We witness her love of blue/turquoise in the apartment she shares with her husband, her transition to vegetarianism and Venezuelan cuisine.

Extreme Machines and Strange Cooking Habits
‘Extreme Machines and Strange Cooking Habits’ is an insightful documentary that would not only interest and engage aspiring scientists – this is a film for everyone. Vanessa is confident in her field and her friendly persona makes for entertaining viewing. We recommend checking out the full ‘Collider Diaries’ collection on the YouTube channel.

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