2014 | Spain | Animation,Documentary,Data Visualization

Supercomputing and eScience

  • English, Spanish English 15 mins
  • Director | Fernando Mucchietti
  • Writer | Fernando Cucchietti, Guillermo Marin, Andrés Locatelli, Anabel Herrera, Cristian Selvas
  • Producer | Andrés Locatelli

This documentary talks about the impact of supercomputers both in science and our daily lives.
Through interviews and data visualizations we are taken through a variety of research projects carried out in the framework of the european project Supercomputación y eCiencia. The research lines shown go from molecular dynamics applied to understanding cancer, to the study of supernovas, and passing through current hot topics such as personalized medicine, wind farm optimization, nanotechnology, and fluid simulation.

Special care is taken in the visualization of simulations: All the images that illustrate them are obtained directly from simulation data, reaching the highest possible visual and aesthetic quality, while maintaining legibility and without diminishing their technical value.

In a pedagogical but rigorous tone , and with polished realization, the video explains how supercomputing acts as a catalyzer thanks to which we can develop the ideas that will shape our future.

 

Supercomputers act as catalysts of the research projects shaping our future. "Supercomputers" is a shortfilm documentary that illustrates the impact of high performance computing on science technology and society. Through interviews and high-end data visualizations the film explains research projects ranging from molecular dynamics to astrophysics nanotechnology or personalized medicine.

 

Supercomputers act as catalysts of the research projects shaping our future. 
"Supercomputers" is a shortfilm documentary that illustrates the impact of high performance computing on science technology and society. 
Through interviews and high-end data visualizations the film explains research projects ranging from molecular dynamics to astrophysics nanotechnology or personalized medicine.

Credits:

Director/Producer:   Fernando Cucchietti

Director:   Andrés Locatelli

Screenplay:   Fernando Cucchietti, Guillermo Marin, Andrés Locatelli, Anabel Herrera, Cristian Selvas

Cinematographer:   Jorge Cosmen

Art Direction :   Sol Bucalo

VFX superviser :   Guillermo Marín

Senior 3D Artist:   Javier Mansilla

Montblanc animator:  Miguel Angel Corominas

Compositor:   Félix Bueno

Editing :   Daniel Sánchez

Colourist : Pablo Mejlachowicz

Motion graphics: Berberecho Productions

Dron camera operator: René Cortabitarte

Gaffer and key grip:   Xavier Aregall

Sound:  Joan Redondo

Production Manager:   Leire Larisgoitia

Music and Sound design :   Benjamin Boysen

Narration: Colin Morgan

English translation: Pilar Lopez

Data conversion: Carlos Tripiana and Xavier Sáez

Render technician: Carlos Tripiana

Marenostrum support: David Vicente

* Winner, Category Exact Sciences, Engineering, and Technology, 2014 Ronda International Scientific Film Biennial
* Winner "Muy Interesante" Award, Daroca&Prisión Film Festival
* "Official Selection", Science Film Festival 2014
* Winner, Best Short Documentary, Academia Film Olomouc 2015, (49th International Festival of Science Documentary Films) 
* Winner, Best Documentary, FICT Festival Internacional de Cortometrajes de Torrelavega (2015)

 

Supercomputers Supernovas Fluid Simulation Nanotechnology
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