Safety Orange Rocket Launch Video
Here is a link to the blog post I created for this video.
Info About Project
I was listening to Major Tom by Shiny Toy Guns in my car the other day. There’s a part in the song where she says,
“The count goes on
4, 3, 2, 1…”
When I heard those lyrics, I thought of the rocket launch I went to on January 14, 2012. Dmitriy and John, 2 other members of ML256, launched their rocket Safety Orange twice that day. I thought that it would be really cool to sync up the rocket taking off and the “4, 3, 2, 1″ part of the song.
So I started playing around with some video editing software. After a few minutes of editing the video that was taken from that day, I realized that the video editor I had wasn’t going to work for this project. So I talked to crashcartpro and he suggested I use OpenShot.
And away I went with the video editing. With help from crashcartpro, ratmandu, ramgraden, and korc I had a 2 minute and 24 second video in 2 days.
The rocket launch happens about 53 seconds in and at about 1:50 is where the rocket can be seen again deploying its parachute. Make sure you watch till the end…Dmitriy does a happy dance!
Here is a link to the video.
Here is some more info about Safety Orange.