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Science Video of the Week! NASA Technology Test

Feb 12, 2014

Welcome to the Science Video of the Week feature! I do realize I’ve skipped a couple weeks; see my note at the bottom.

Before you watch the video:

Here you get to see a video I worked on! Editing this short video has been one of my first projects as a production assistant here at NASA Goddard, and it was just released to the public this afternoon, so I thought I’d share it with you. This is a teaser video for the Remote Robotic Oxidizer Transfer Test (RROxiTT), which is testing technology to refuel satellites in space.

Watch the video:

After you watch the video:

Let me ask myself the same question I ask the other producers for Science Video of the Week – were there any particular challenges in creating this video?

Sure! I’m learning editing and how all of the technical stuff works at Goddard (the Final Cut Server, the captioning, the exporting, the interface for uploading everything onto the internet) along with the logistical stuff (getting approval from this person and that person, getting updated animations that don’t show specific details of the technology, various steps to getting the video released,) all while trying to create the video that the producer has in mind with my limited but always expanding skills. Probably the most difficult part for me about editing this video was figuring out how to find and use an After Effects template for the text.


I’d love to hear from you any interesting stories you have about starting work at a new place and/or about learning new video production skills!

About Science Video of the Week:

On Wednesdays, I will post an interesting science video with some comments from either myself or the producer, and will conclude with some questions for discussion. I started this feature for the Women in Film and Video of Washington, DC email list, and I really want to hear your comments as well!

If you created a science video you would like to share, especially ones that had interesting challenges you’d like to discuss, send it to me and we can chat a little about how you approached the production!

** The Science Video of the Week will no longer be every week, but instead will be just when someone shares a video with me or when I happen upon a video I’d like to share. (With a full-time job now, I’d rather not feel obligated to seek out a video each week.) If you do want to share a science video with me and talk about how you made it, please don’t hesitate to send it!

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