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SpaceX Landing Montage Video
« on: 04/10/2016 05:57 pm »
Hey, NSF!
Over the weekend, I put together this little montage of all SpaceX landing attempts and experiments, let me know what you think!
Overall editing took ~20 hours, this is my first 'big' project I've worked on.



I'd appreciate feedback, and anything that I could improve in the future!

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Re: SpaceX Landing Montage Video
« Reply #1 on: 04/10/2016 06:33 pm »
Awesome. Very good job. I would suggest you include a credit screen with your name, as this will be re-posted many times and places I expect. As it is now, it looks like it is a SpaceX product, the way it ends with their name.

Re: SpaceX Landing Montage Video
« Reply #2 on: 04/10/2016 06:36 pm »
I'm fine with it being reposted, as long as it's linked to my youtube page. Just want more people to see it!

I will add a small annotation near the end though, glad you enjoyed it! :)

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Re: SpaceX Landing Montage Video
« Reply #3 on: 04/10/2016 06:42 pm »
Oops, now that I look again I realize that I missed seeing the (Fan-made) note on the opening screen.

Re: SpaceX Landing Montage Video
« Reply #4 on: 04/10/2016 06:49 pm »
Just added that!

You're right, don't want anyone confusing this for an official SpaceX thing.

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Re: SpaceX Landing Montage Video
« Reply #5 on: 04/10/2016 06:57 pm »
What a great video!! And it's awesome that you included the CRS-3 video reconstruction that was done right here in NSF!

Re: SpaceX Landing Montage Video
« Reply #6 on: 04/10/2016 07:00 pm »
How could I not? It's awesome how much everyone here was able to restore.

I wanted to make sure I got every experimental flight. The only flight I missed was Thiacom 6 (High velocity reentry test), because I couldn't find any footage from it!

(Also all the grasshopper and F9R tests, but I couldn't possibly put all those in there.)
« Last Edit: 04/10/2016 07:11 pm by jclishman »

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Re: SpaceX Landing Montage Video
« Reply #7 on: 04/10/2016 08:16 pm »
That's bloody marvellous work!
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Re: SpaceX Landing Montage Video
« Reply #8 on: 04/10/2016 08:30 pm »
Hey, NSF!
Over the weekend, I put together this little montage of all SpaceX landing attempts and experiments, let me know what you think!
Overall editing took ~20 hours, this is my first 'big' project I've worked on.



I'd appreciate feedback, and anything that I could improve in the future!

That's super cool and shows how far we've come in such a short period. I'll pass that around over here.

Re: SpaceX Landing Montage Video
« Reply #9 on: 04/10/2016 08:46 pm »
Wow, thanks for the response! Really awesome to know that this is being seen at SpaceX.
Keep doing awesome work! :)

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Re: SpaceX Landing Montage Video
« Reply #10 on: 04/10/2016 08:57 pm »
I hope you will have to edit it soon when the landing video from SES-9 gets released.
Any day with a rocket landing is a fantastic day.

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Re: SpaceX Landing Montage Video
« Reply #11 on: 04/10/2016 09:24 pm »
I hope you will have to edit it soon when the landing video from SES-9 gets released.

I don't think there will be much to see for that one.
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Re: SpaceX Landing Montage Video
« Reply #12 on: 04/10/2016 09:31 pm »
JCLishman That was really wonderful to watch! Thanks for your effort.
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Re: SpaceX Landing Montage Video
« Reply #13 on: 04/10/2016 09:34 pm »
Thanks for watching! I had a lot of fun making it!

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Re: SpaceX Landing Montage Video
« Reply #14 on: 04/11/2016 01:04 am »
Well done! SpaceX has came along way since the 250m Grasshopper flight in April 2013, to landing on the ASDS a little less than 3 years later. Excellent progress!

Re: SpaceX Landing Montage Video
« Reply #15 on: 04/11/2016 01:09 am »
Thanks!

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Re: SpaceX Landing Montage Video
« Reply #16 on: 04/11/2016 07:40 am »
Nice video. Was really hoping someone would do this. :)

Might be good to see an animation of the flight profile and a title/slide explaining how this approach returns 9 out of the 10 engines to be re-used*, and stops a spent stage from landing on any unsuspecting whales ;)   (polluting the ocean).

The extra context would be for those casual observers who can't see the significance of this approach (if/once it is ultimately successful). Not everyone watching this is a 'spacecadet'. Some may appreciate this like a cool, but essentially random, extreme-sports montage (or best fails video).

*and the impact on cost to orbit

This is a great example of persistence and incremental development, but such persistence  is better appreciated when contextualised by a 'sexy'/aspirational goal of consequence.
 
« Last Edit: 04/11/2016 07:41 am by gin455res »

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Re: SpaceX Landing Montage Video
« Reply #17 on: 04/11/2016 12:12 pm »
That video is awesome, but what stroke me was the music you picked for the video - M83, midnight city (original clip here - well worth a look by itself)

 

It's already a great song by itself, and spacex makes it even better.
« Last Edit: 04/11/2016 12:22 pm by Archibald »
Han shot first and Gwynne Shotwell !

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Re: SpaceX Landing Montage Video
« Reply #18 on: 04/11/2016 04:16 pm »
Great video!  Very complete, which I liked.  Helps reinforce that this wasn't an accidental success, but rather the result of a lot of unsuccessful previous attempts.

Only production note I might suggest is to have the music continue at a low-level under the applause at the LZ-1 landing, for continuity.  And then once you've set that pattern in the mind of the viewer, we sort of expect to hear some applause audio under the CRS-8 landing as well.  You could add that at a much lower level, to keep the swelling music foremost, just to maintain consistency.

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Re: SpaceX Landing Montage Video
« Reply #19 on: 04/11/2016 05:18 pm »
Awesome video!
One suggestion I would make is replacing the Grasshopper 2 video with the one which used the grid fins. The grid fins was a major breakthrough which enables precise landing.

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