2010 USEIT Documentary
The task of the 2010 Media Team was to capture the experience of the USEIT intern class and demonstrate how students from across the country came together for eight weeks to achieve the “Grand Challenge”. We collaborated with the other multi-disciplinary teams to accurately portray the roles of each group in achieving the Grand Challenge for this year, which was to produce a seismic crisis visualization system based on SCEC-VDO.
In order to accomplish our task, we first learned how to operate the camera and audio equipment as well as how to edit audio and video using media editing software. The first stage of the movie making process was to draft the script. As we went through multiple revisions of the script, we were challenged to effectively describe USEIT and the Grand Challenge. It was important for us to portray the struggles that the interns faced to show our audience the nature of the USEIT program. Coming from different backgrounds, the interns learned to collaborate and develop software used by scientists. Finally, footage obtained over the course of the internship was edited and assembled into a final product.
To help the interns remember their summer experience, a SCEC intern t-shirt was produced for everyone, which we oversaw. We were also responsible for assisting in planning the USEIT poster session at the SCEC Annual Meeting so that the posters and computers were presented in a logical manner.