Since 1857 London Science Museum has housed exhibitions, iconic objects and stories of incredible scientific achievement.
Science Night is a regular event hosted by the Science Museum that makes fiction reality – a real life night at the museum, where kids can spend the night adventuring through the empty galleries many of us know and love from our childhood, and sleep among some of the earliest planes and space shuttles which have been to the moon and back. We wanted to create a film that would capture some of the magic of this event.
Wanting to create an Indiana Jones or theme park ride sense of adventure to the unveiling of the museum after dark, we track alongside a young girl as she moves through the museum, allowing the audience to share her sense of discovery. Using slow edits and seamless transitions creates the sense of a constant, sprawling building alive with magic and intrigue, before cutting to faster edits in the second section to demonstrate the energy and excitement of the event itself.