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. 

Final Cut Pro X 

A simple solution is choose File > Share > Export File. In the first dialog box that appears choose Settings, change the Format to Web Hosting. Select the 1920x1080 or 1280x720 as your resolution (or if all choices are smaller, the highest resolution available). Then, after hitting the Next button, choose a name and location for the file. 

This movie gives you some information on your options. 

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. We will contact nominees for the larger version, if available.

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 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).