Catalog.Earth Behind the Scenes - Mid-Pacific Institute

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Catalog.Earth Behind the Scenes

Posted on September 30, 2016

by Leilani Sills on September 30, 2016

It's so easy for people to forget the actual "tough work" behind the fun parts of projects. It's not always glitz and glamour you see in the final project. It's quite impressive how this group of 14 eighth graders took on this challenge within the first two months of school! This is work that graduate level students are still learning how to do!

Since returning from our day trip to Hawaii Volcano National Park, the 9 students who did not go to Hawaii Volcano National Park been working hard in the classroom stitching their videos. This has been done behind closed doors, with little attention as students learn how to import and stitch footage in Kolor Autopano, get rid of the tripod in Photoshop, create the final video in After Effects, then inject the video with metadata so it can be viewed online.

If you are scratching your head, most would be with you. This process of learning how to stitch and clean up the videos is a big task that these students can now complete in 3-4 days. By the end of the school year, they will be able to do multiple videos at a time by balancing the rendering processes and complete it in 1-2 days.

To the students who haven't been the face of this project, I commend you for working so hard behind the scenes. Bravo!