Ryan Fitzgibbons, Multimedia Producer

Ryan Fitzgibbons

Contact Info

NASA Goddard
Bldg 28, Room N190
Greenbelt, MD 20771
Phone: 301-286-3944
Email: Ryan.P.Fitzgibbons@nasa.gov


Ryan produces web videos, short animations, data visualizations and live broadcast programs for earth science missions. Ryan has worked as a multimedia video producer for Goddard since 2008 and has been the lead producer for both the Global Precipitation Measurement mission (GPM) and the Ice, Land and Cloud Elevation Satellite 2 (ICESat-2) since 2011. In support of those missions, Ryan created a robust catalogue of videos, animations and visualizations to lead up to the launches of GPM and ICESat-2. After the launches, Ryan continued to produce videos showcasing the new data taken as well as the societal impacts of the instruments. He has covered such topics as hurricanes, snow storms, the water cycle, monsoons, ice and forest elevation and the change of elevation over time.

Over his career at Goddard, Ryan has experimented with ways to combine different sources and styles of media, including dioramas, single-take video and animation enhanced footage. He enjoys creating an opportunity for scientists and engineers to tell their stories in their own words, which Ryan believes humanizes science and fosters a connection with an audience.

Ryan grew up in southeastern Pennsylvania and received his BS in wildlife ecology from the University of Maine in 2002 and his MFA in science and natural history filmmaking from Montana State University in 2007. He currently resides in Ellicott City, Maryland, with his wife and three children.