Video Highlight – The Michigan Bicentennial Archive

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Lessons Learned and Technical Challenges

Designing, creating, and launching the first ever space time capsule

This video highlight features the student led team behind the Michigan Bicentennial Archive (M-BARC), a time capsule that will be launched into space and orbit the Earth for 100 years (Why?? Becasue Go Blue :D) Working with Michigan Media and directly with the M-BARC team leads, Kohlitz produced, edited and shot the broll for two videos. The first video introduces us to the M-BARC team and asks them their aspirations for this “first-of-it’s-kind” project. The second video, asks them about the technical challenges they faced and what they learned from the experience. The video highlight premiered on the big screen at the official unveiling of the time capsule event which was attended by University of Michigan President, Mark Schlissel.

Creating the Video Highlight

Kohlitz was given producer role on this project under Michigan Media. This meant Kohlitz worked with not only the team at Michigan Media but also directly with the subjects of the video, M-BARC. In addition to Kohlitz’s usual tasks of video shooting and editing, Kohlitz helped organized scheduling of interview shoots between the M-BARC and the videographers at Michigan Media, prepared and asked interview questions and was the contact person for M-BARC. All this was accomplished within a narrow window of 20 days!

Credits

Produced // Kohlitz and Michigan Media
Broll Video // Kohlitz
Interview Video // Jeremiah Devlin-Ruelle and Ed Hamlin of Michigan Media
Edited // Kohlitz
M-BARC Team Leads //
Hashmita Koka- Project Lead, Aerospace Engineering Department

Aakar Sheth- Electrical Power System (EPS) and Nano-fabrication Lead, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department

Connor Bluhm- Project Manager, Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering Department

Weiyau Tee- Systems Engineer, Integrative Systems and Design Department

Zhusheng Wang- Command and Data Handing (CDH) Lead, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department

Eishaan Gakhar- Structures Lead, Mechanical Engineering Department

Dr. Aaron Ridley- Faculty Lead, Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering Department

Summary
Video Highlight -  The Michigan Bicentennial Archive
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Video Highlight - The Michigan Bicentennial Archive
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This video highlight features the student led team behind the Michigan Bicentennial Archive (M-BARC), a time capsule that will be launched into space and orbit the Earth for 100 years!