Hubble Memorable Moments: Producer, script writer, editor, on-screen host. This is a series of videos I’m producing for Hubble’s 25th Anniversary that showcase memorable stories from the perspective of Goddard engineers and flight operators. You can download the videos from their SVS page.
Summer 2015 Interns’ First Day: Producer, script writer, editor, on-screen host. This is the second year where I produced a quick-turnaround video in one day about the interns’ orientation. You can download the video from its SVS page.
Goddard’s Speedy MMS Instruments Will Measure Mysterious Physics: Producer, script writer, editor, on-screen host. This was a particularly complex physics-heavy story, and it was a fun challenge to find an engaging and concise way to present it. You can download the video from its SVS page, and find the video’s accompanying story.
Goddard Digital Learning promo: Producer, script writer, editor, narrator. I made this internal video to promote the available Digital Learning services to Goddard scientists and projects. The Digital Learning team had enough of a sense of humor to allow me to make this in a mock-infomercial style.
Exoplanets, Telescopes, and Aliens: I had a conversation with Drs. Michelle Thaller and Neil Gehrels about the search for habitable planets and alien life, and edited a cut for my own YouTube page. The video got picked up by Phil Plait’s Bad Astronomy blog.
Intern Profile videos: I produced and edited a series of four profile videos on summer interns. Instead of just showing their work at Goddard, I wanted to get the stories of how the interns got here and show the diverse challenges they have faced. You can download the videos from their SVS page.
Summer 2014 Interns First Day: A summer intern and I created this entire video within twelve hours. Together, we interviewed the interns, worked with our videographer, selected the background music, and edited the completed product. In the process, I briefly trained the intern on our project workflow. You can download the video from its SVS page, and find the video’s accompanying story.
GOES-R: Living With Space Weather: I assisted the producer in coordinating with the GOES-R clients, writing the script, finding the costumes, and operating the teleprompter. I did all of the editing, including all the green screen work. You can download the video from its SVS page, and find the video’s accompanying story.
Heliophysics Work-Study Students: This is the first video I produced on my own at Goddard. I coordinated with the program director, shot the b-roll of the students, interviewed the students and mentors, wrote the voice-over script, edited the video, and created the lower thirds. This is downloadable from its SVS page.
Mock meteor shower interview: This is an unscripted mock interview I did about the May 2014 meteor shower and the OSIRIS-REx mission.
RROxiTT web short: The third video I edited as a NASA Goddard production assistant, in Feb/March 2014, was a longer web short for the Remote Robotic Oxidizer Transfer Test (RROxiTT). I helped shoot one of the b-roll scenes, helped coordinate getting footage from Kennedy, arranged the story from the interviews, edited the video in Final Cut 7 and used Apple’s Motion for the title, text, and lower thirds, and uploaded it to the SVS page. You can view the video with its accompanying story here.
RROxiTT teaser: The second video I edited as a NASA Goddard production assistant, in Jan/Feb 2014, was a teaser video for the Remote Robotic Oxidizer Transfer Test (RROxiTT). You can see my blog entry about it here. I edited this in Final Cut 7 and used Adobe After Effects for the text, captioned it, and uploaded it to the SVS page. You can view the video with its accompanying story here.
Assembling the GPM Paper Model: This was the first video I edited as a production assistant at NASA Goddard in January 2014. I coordinated with the GPM (Global Precipitation Measurement) Education Specialist, chose the music, organized the footage into the ten steps, and edited together the final product in Final Cut 7. (But I didn’t make the text graphics – that would be the awesome producer, Ryan Fitzgibbons.) See the education webpage here, and the SVS webpage here.
2013 Community Connect Forum Promo: I made this simple promotional video within a few days for the UND Center for Community Engagement. This was the first professional video I produced, shot, and edited on my own. I shot this with a DSLR camera and edited with Adobe Premiere Pro.
NASA NSTI Interns: I coordinated the production of this video during my summer 2012 internship at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. This involved communicating with the NSTI interns’ mentors, the education director, and the videographer and editor, scheduling studio time and time for shooting b-roll, writing questions and interviewing the interns on camera, reviewing the footage, directing some voiceover work, and mediating between all parties to finalize the product. View it online here.
Japanese Science Cartoonist Hayanon Visits Goddard: This is a NASA feature story I wrote during my summer 2012 internship at Goddard. A Japanese science manga artist was visiting to interview NASA scientists to create some new comics about Earth science, and I, in turn, interviewed her to write this story. (In addition to this being my very first time as an interviewer, there was a bit of a language barrier since Hayanon had only recently started learning English and I didn’t know a lick of Japanese. Yay for challenges!) I also collaborated with the photographer to identify and caption pictures to include with the story. View the story here.
Conversations with Communities Spring 2013 Newsletter: I researched story ideas, helped organize the layout, collaborated with the Center staff and our graphic designer, and wrote most of what is included in this newsletter for the UND Center for Community Engagement. The newsletter promoted the Center’s spring Community Connect forum. View the newsletter here.
Katrina proved to be responsible, showing initiative, great working ethics, reliable, creative, and not afraid to take a challenge or learn something new. She impressed me with how focused she is on her dream to have her own science TV show one day. Everything she does in terms of her work is definitely one step forward to achieving her dream.
Silvia StoyanovaPresident, Amika Studio; former NASA Goddard producer
Katrina proved herself to be someone who takes initiative, who is persistent in reaching goals, who has very strong communication skills (including research, writing, and production), and who has a keen mind and eye. We came to think of her as our ‘buzz saw,’ someone who could be given a vague project idea and wish list only to have her turn it into an amazing finished package for review in a ridiculously short period of time.
We chose Katrina from dozens of other internship candidates because of her passion for science and her unique vision for sharing the results of our missions through popular media. … Katrina’s accomplishments in planetary and astronomical sciences coupled with her passion for media arts and performance are rare for someone at this stage of their career.