NASA is a sponsor of the OPTIMUS PRIME Spinoff Award. In this contest, students submit videos about NASA Spinoffs. A spinoff is NASA technology that is being reused in different ways.
The Making Your Video page of the contest website has five videos with tips for creating a video. You and your students may use these tips as you create productions with DIY Podcast modules.
Watch simple tips to improve the quality of your podcast episode
Tip 1: Enough is enough! This tip discusses the ideal length for your clips.
Tip 2: Get framed. Discover techniques on framing the subject of your video, including how to choose the best angle for and distance from the subject.
Tip 3: What was that? Learn how to avoid audio issues, including background noise.
Tip 4: Movin’ on. Get tips on transferring videos from the camera to the computer.
Tip 5: Cut! Begin editing your video.
Each video lasts less than two minutes but gives enough information to help even the novice video producer create a better product.
Check out the OPTIMUS PRIME Spinoff Award site, and submit your video. Registration is open to students in grades 3-12, and the registration deadline is Jan. 3, 2012. Video submissions must be received by Jan. 17, 2012.
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