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Breakthrough Junior Challenge 2017 | Relativity & The Equivalence of Reference Frames

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The core concept of relativity is interesting in that it shatters the singularity in perspective that we have become accustomed to. Watch the video to learn more!

This is my entry to the Breakthrough Junior Challenge 2017. #breakthroughjuniorchallenge

Please leave a like if you liked the video and don't hesitate to leave some comments if you want to ask or say something! Thank you so much!

- Hillary, Philippines

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[THE BUMPER STICKER JOKE]

I hate to explain this joke but if you didn't get it yet, the bumper sticker is a joke about the Doppler Effect on light. ;)

If you drive too fast (at close to the speed of light) towards the pickup truck's bumper, the light waves of the sticker will get bunched up from your reference frame, therefore making it look blue for you. This is explained from 1:29 onward.

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[HOW I MADE THE VIDEO]

The process never formally started because I've been passively looking for topics since last year. Summer was the time I actually started building the script. After a lot of tentative topics and drafts, I finally managed to fit it into 3 minutes!

Then I had to shoot the video (~5 hours), edit the footage (~17 hours) and animate (~120 hours). I used Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2017 for editing and Adobe After Effects CC 2017 for the animations and compositing. This thing definitely tested my patience.

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[MUSIC]

Quirky by FalconshieldMusic
The Science by AlexanderRufire

[IMAGES/FOOTAGES]

All image/footage files used are slightly modified to better fit the purpose of this video.

Pickup truck by BSGStudio
http://all-free-download.com/free-vector/download/top-view-abstract-cars_311582.html

Sun by RYO Nikkeiz
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOBi85me2l8

Relativistic Doppler Effect by en:TxAlien (CC BY-SA 3.0)
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Velocity0_70c.jpg

EM Spectrum by Inductiveload (CC BY-SA 3.0)
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:EM_Spectrum_Properties_edit.svg

Participants Running For Race Event At The Olympics (Public Domain)
https://www.pond5.com/stock-footage/43440090/participants-running-race-event-olympics.html

Judge's Head by Joshua Earle
https://unsplash.com/photos/AZzfPBQA1Bk

Albert Einstein (Public Domain)
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Einstein_1921_by_F_Schmutzer_-_restoration.jpg

[SOFTWARE]
Sonic Visualiser by Chris Cannam and Queen Mary, University of London

[REFERENCES]
Fundamentals of Physics (10th ed.) by Halliday, Resnick, & Walker

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