Video Clips Gallery
You will see several digital video projects that I worked on during my graduate studies at Virginia Tech in addition to several video clips of my past presentations, both while at NASA and NSTA. Several of the videos showcase synchronous web seminars I helped design and implement for NSTA and NASA, which are now conducted in partnership with NASA, NOAA, NSF, FDA and the National Science Digital Libraries.

With respect to my digital video editing skills, I am familiar with digital video capture and non-linear editing techniques using Apple Final Cut Pro and Media 100 systems, although it has been several years since working in-depth full time on these systems. I also have experience with post-production "scrubbing" for video and audio compression for output to varied media like DVD, CD-ROM, Web, and Pod Casts using tools like Media Cleaner, Peak Bias and Sound Soap, etc.

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video demonstrating students and teacahers discussing the two factors that affect snowflake formation, temperature and the amount of water vapor in the snow cloud.
Global Climate Change and the NSTA Learning Center,
Silver Spring, MD, July 2008

This 9-minute video highlights a kenote presentation on the first day of a 2-day NASA-NOAA-US Forestry Service, NSTA, and Sally Ride Science conferene on Global Climate Change.

The complete presentation is available as a 15 minute clip (298 MB) provided an overview of the Learning Center, and highlighted a Coral Reef Ecosystems SciPack and a single Flash simulation as one of the 3,000 resources available via the NSTA Learning Center. A one hour presentation was also delivered at the conference and we utilized the PD Plan and Portfolio tool as a way for attendees to document their participation at the conference and receive a certificate from NSTA upon receipt of a PD Plan document. An historical record of the conference is available online at:

video demonstrating students and teacahers discussing the two factors that affect snowflake formation, temperature and the amount of water vapor in the snow cloud.
NASA History of Winter Web Seminar,
Lake Placid, NY, February 2004

This 3-minute video provides a highlight of a live web seminar we did in partnership with NASA Explorer School teachers interacting with their students from across the US.

A longer 10 minute clip (44 MB) showcases the type of interactivity and experience that occurred during the 50 minute web seminar for NASA's History of Winter program provided via the NSTA Institute. As Director of the Institute I lead an exceptional team to design, implement and oversee the production, as well as serve as moderator for the live program. We pulled this program together within three weeks from the time NASA requested this event. We made great efforts to engage both the teachers that were on location in Lake Placid, NY, as well as the students back in their classrooms. The Student Pack, Seminar Slides, and Final Evaluation Report are all available as PDF documents.

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Web Simulcast, NSTA WebWatchers
NSTA Area Conference, Reno, NV, December 2003

This 3 minute video clip is an introduction of a one hour simulcast web event on the topic NSTA WebWatchers. We used Elluminate Live as our delivery medium and embedded live mark-up of PowerPoint slides, as well as poll questions and access to live web pages from within the tool for those at a distance.

In 2003, I assisted in orchestrating several live web casts from the exhibit floor of our NSTA conferences in partnership with several exhibitors. We called these virtual exhibitor workshops, which were simulcast events that involved local live participants interacting with vendors conducting hands-on activities and demonstrations, and simultaneously bridging in educators at a distance via web cast technology. Shown here is the first 3.5 minute introduction (20 MB) of a simulcast I conducted with our Executive Director, Dr. Gerry Wheeler, on our WebWatcher $1.3 million dollar NSF grant program. We found the exhibit hall floor a challenging environment from which to conduct an interactive simulcast via the Internet.
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One-one-One Learning Center Usability Review
Arlington County Public Schools, Spring 2008

This 10 minute video clip provides snippets taken from a one-on-one formative usability review used to help design the NSTA PD Plan and Portfolio tool. In partnership with Distilled Logic I helped to review and plan the tasks for analysis and served as the executive manager for the overall project with the assistance of other consultants. An Expert Review of the Portfolio Tool was also conducted by Dr. Helen Barrett under the direction of Dr. Greg Sherman.

I also secured the services of Distilled Logic to confirm my change request for the overall NSTA Learning Center. I was very pleased with the collaborative spirit in planning and design of the usability review. Improvements to the site were made based on recommendations that improved the navigability, messaging and ease of use of the Learning Center site.

NASA Aerospace Education Services Program
Lecture Demonstration, Chesapeake MD, February 1996

This 3-minute QuickTime video provides an example of the 30 minute lecture demonstration program I did as an Aerospace Education Specialist for the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center located in Greenbelt, MD.

During my first 1 year I traveled throughout the Northeast conducting professional development teacher workshops, classroom visits and demonstration programs like shown here. During my last 2 years I was assigned as the NASA state systemic liaison for Connecticut, Maine and Vermont. In this capacity I worked closely with the state departments of education assisting them in strategic analysis and alignment of NASA education resources that might assist them in their state-based efforts. Playback requires a broadband connection. Please be patient; playback will begin once downloaded. If you'd like to view the entire 30 minute presentation (184 MB) , that too is available.

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Virginia Tech Tennis Video

This 2.5 minute long video was a project created as part of my non-linear digital video course requirements at Virginia Tech.

I worked with the VT Tennis team to create a promotional video they then placed on VHS tapes and distributed to perspective incoming recruits. The video was created using a Media 100 system, with post-production sound and title work. A "home grown" special effect at the beginning of the video has camera following the tennis ball flying across the net after a serve. This was achieved by using a grocery cart with the camera mounted to it with a tennis ball mounted on an extended arm of a battery drill (out of the frame of the picture) and pushing the whole apparatus toward the net. I directed, produced and edited the video. You may download the QuckTime version if desired (8.4 MB).

video interview of a female engineering student discussing her enthusiasm as a team member of Virginia Tech's Baja Cart racing and design team.
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Virginia Tech Baja Cart Video Interviews

This 50 second video example of non-linear digital editing was created for a NASA education project call the NASA "Why Files". The web site contains videos from the Virginia Tech mini-baja club team members.

This digital video example is from a more advanced digital video project as part of my Ph.D. coursework. I interviewed "role models" that upper elementary level students could emulate as we seek to motivate them to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The web site that was designed to support NASA's "Why" files education program incorporating real world engineering experiences to motivate younger students to pursue careers in mathematics, science and engineering. Capturing interviews from the VT Baja Racing club was just the ticket. The high res version of the same video is also available as part of the entire web site where all the videos contained.

I created the overarching web site using Flash that supported this video project and went heavy on the "eye candy" with sound effects for the target audience. I executed all phases of this project from the analysis, design, development, and implementation. I created the shot list, story boarding, and script, as well as directed and shot the raw footage, executed post production and the instructional analysis for the teacher.