EYMF File Preparation

Important: It's vital that the digital file you submit to EYMF has been produced following the guidelines below. Files that don't follow these guidelines may be disqualified. If, after reading what is here, you still have questions, use the Contact EYMF link (sidebar, under Other Information) and we will get back to you. Make sure you include contact information.

How to Upload a file into the Entry form: All files (whether video, photo, or audio) need to be uploaded through an EUSD Google Account with either the Parent/Guardian or the student's teacher.  If you have ANY DOUBTS on how to accomplish this, watch this movie (it's very easy). 

Video


How to Upload a file into the Entry form: All files (whether video, photo, or audio) need to be uploaded through an EUSD Google Account with either the Parent/Guardian or the student's teacher.  If you have ANY DOUBTS on how to accomplish this, watch this movie (it's very easy)

Below is some information for exporting your movie from various movie making software. 

iMovie X (10.x.x)

In iMovie X, choose Share > File > Size > 540p [or 720p, 1080p, etc.]Click here to watch a movie of the whole process. 

iMovie '08 -'11

In iMovie '08, '09 or '11, choose Share > Export Movie. Give your file a name and choose a location on your computer so you know where to find it.  Choose either Medium or Large and then click the Export button. It might take a while. Click here to watch a movie of the whole process. 

iMovie '06 (HD)

In iMovie '06 (HD), when your project is finished, choose Share > QuickTime > Compress Movie for Expert Settings. Click the Share button to move on. Give your file a name and choose a location on your computer so you know where to find it. Set Export to Movie to QuickTime Movie and Use to LAN/Intranet as the setting. Then click the Save button. It might take a while. Click here to watch a movie of the whole process. 

Final Cut Pro X 

A simple solution is choose File > Share > Master File. In the first dialog box that appears choose Settings, change the Format to Web Hosting. Then, after hitting the Next button, choose a location for the file. 

For more control, choose File > Share > Export File. Go to the Settings tab and configure to taste. This movie gives you some information on your options. 

Final Cut Pro 7 and earlier

Choose File > Export > QuickTime Conversion. Set Export to Movie to QuickTime Movie set Use to LAN/Intranet (don't use Broadband Medium or High). 

If your movie was shot in widescreen, then click the Options button, then Size > Custom. Set the size to 853 x 480. If your movie is not widescreen, skip this step. 

Watch a movie of the process here.

MovieMaker for Windows

Here is a movie explaining how to export your video from MovieMaker (a common video editing program on a Windows machine).




Photography


How to Upload a file into the Entry form: All files (whether video, photo, or audio) need to be uploaded through an EUSD Google Account with either the Parent/Guardian or the student's teacher.  If you have ANY DOUBTS on how to accomplish this, watch this movie (it's very easy)

Below is some information for re-sizing and exporting your photo. 

You will submit a smaller 1000 pixel version for the judges to view and judge. However, your original image should be 2000 pixels or more in the biggest dimension; all of the nominated photographs will be made into posters and the extra resolution will help them look good. 

For submission, the key thing here is to get a version of your photograph that is no more than 1000 pixels in the largest dimension, is saved as a JPEG, and is of Medium quality. Regardless of the program you use, follow those guidelines.

To prepare your photograph for submission in iPhoto '06 or later, select the photo you want to export (by clicking on it) and choose File > Export. In the dialog box that shows up, set the settings to be like the picture below. Be sure to set the Size to Custom.



If you're using Photoshop or Photoshop Elements, this resource might be helpful, although the windows can vary depending on which version you are using. The key is to use the top part of the Image Size window to set the pixel size in the longest dimension to 1000. The other dimension will take care of itself. The bottom part of that window, including resolution, is irrelevant. So long as your picture is 1000 pixels in the longest dimension, you're fine.

If you are having trouble, load your photograph onto a classroom computer and then use iPhoto (above) to export a properly sized version.


Audio Storytelling



How to Upload a file into the Entry form: All files (whether video, photo, or audio) need to be uploaded through an EUSD Google Account with either the Parent/Guardian or the student's teacher.  If you have ANY DOUBTS on how to accomplish this, watch this movie (it's very easy)

Below is some information for exporting your audio file. 

If you are using GarageBand '06 or later, after your masterpiece is complete, choose Share > Export Song [or Podcast] to Disk. Select Compress if it isn't already selected. Choose either AAC or MP3 encoder  before pushing the Export button.


If you use another program to build and export your project, export to .mp3 or WAV (mp3 will give a smaller file size).