Model Scouts submitted their entry for Phase I of the MoonBots 2012 competition. Luckily, Moonbots gave teams a three day extension; we used the time to polish up our video a bit. We also had to make some minor changes after we reviewed the long official rules with our video.
The script, storyboard, lego model and team member video clips on green screen was easy for us. We watched many video clips on JPL and NASA to find the best ones for our video. The video filming of the Phase I to Phase 4 robotic lunar base on green screen was more of a challenge. The lunar base time sequence filming was a bit harder. The blueprint was created with Photoshop on a still of the lunar base.
The hardest part for us was finding the right music. Luckily we found Kevin MacLeod at Incompetech Music after doing a Google search for “creative commons instrumental music”. We wanted to use Star Trek music but our team sponsor was concerned about publishing a video with copyrighted music or copyrighted non-government funded groups (like NASA, JPL, ESA) photos or video clips on You Tube.
We used OpenShot Video Editor for our project. It runs on Linux operating system and was FREE. Our team captain recommended it. Our team sponsor arranged a donation to them on our behalf after we successfully used it on this project.
We also used Adobe Photoshop (educational license) on Windows for special effect work.