Mike Bibbo and Tom Shortridge of the half-hour TV show "NASA 360" and Rob Lorkiewicz of NASA Langley's Office of the Chief Information Officer Media Services Branch placed in the top three in NASA's video production category. Bibbo and Shortridge, who work for the National Institute of Aerospace, came in second for the "NASA 360: Composite Materials/Edison2 Very Light Car" segment. Lorkiewicz came in third for his "Virginia Tech Lunabotics 2010" video. He works for Crewestone Technologies, Inc. Both are contractors at NASA Langley.
The "NASA 360: Composite Materials/Edison2 Very Light Car" segment tells the story of how new stronger, lightweight materials are used to make spacecraft and other vehicles more efficient. "Virginia Tech Lunabotics 2010" highlighted the Blacksburg, Va., college team's participation in last year's NASA Lunabotics Mining Competition, an event designed to excite university-level students about science, technology, engineering and math.
A panel of "motion media professionals" from NASA and national organizations judged videos in two Videographer of the Year categories: documentation and production. They rated the three-minute entries on professional excellence, technical quality, originality, creativity within restrictions of the project, and applicability to NASA and its mission. Other winners were from NASA's Kennedy and Johnson Space and Marshall and Goddard Space Flight Centers.
Awardees receive a trophy and/or a certificate. Winners were announced April 12 at NASA's digital TV working group meeting held during the National Association of Broadcasters 2011 conference in Las Vegas.
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