CU Science Update: "To Touch an Asteroid"
During the Fall semester of my senior year at CU Boulder I had the opportunity to take Paul Daugherty's Advanced Camera and Editing course. Despite the fact that the class was every Friday morning at 8am, it was, without a doubt, the best class I took during my time at Boulder. The class focused heavily on professional level production and editing. We used camera equipment such as the Canon C100, Canon XF300, DJI OSMO and DJI Ronin to film projects and then used the Adobe Creative Suite for post production. The class even exposed me the chroma key compositing.
This particular video is one one my favorites from my college career. At the beginning of the semester, we were told to start brainstorming ideas for projects we could do based around the OSIRIS REx mission to the asteroid Bennu. After a few weeks of thinking, I came up with the idea to research the cameras onboard the satellite that would capture images of Bennu and allow us here on Earth the ability to see them. My semester-long story took me to Ball Aerospace in Boulder, CO where I spoke with engineers who designed the HiRISE camera onboard the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. I was even able to connect with members from the team at the University of Arizona who actually designed the OSIRIS-REx Camera Suite (OCAMS).
Please feel free to watch the entire video and enjoy the work my classmates and I put into this video podcast; however, if you'd just like to see my part, "Show the Pictures," fast forward to 12:35. Enjoy!