Deadline for submissions: September 9, 2011
The CNMS is planning to present the 6th edition of its popular RidgeDance NanoScience Film Festival during its 2011 User Meeting. The festival features entertaining, short videos depicting nanoscience research submitted by CNMS users, meeting attendees, colleagues abroad, and CNMS staff. (See last year's RidgeDance program here.) You are invited to submit a video for the festival as described below. The submission deadline is midnight, September 9th. However, if you have a late submission, please email Chris Rouleau to ask whether it can still be accepted.
1. Please assist our planning by letting us know of your intention (not binding) to submit media for the RidgeDance `11 NanoScience Film Festival. Use the convenient web-fillable form.
2. UPLOADING YOUR VIDEO. Maximum upload size is 300MB. If your material exceeds 300MB, please choose another video format or simply mail us a data CD or data DVD. Once your file size is correct, go to this link http://www.ornl.gov/~ncsgroup/fileupload.shtml and do the following: After you click a browse button, choose your file(s), and click the Upload File(s) button, you will see a page called File Upload Results. Note that the File Upload Results page may take a long time to appear as the delay is entirely a function of your file size and network traffic. Once the page appears, enter your email address in the first box, leave the subject box as-is, and then enter email@example.com in the second box. The last box is optional, and may be used to provide Chris with additional information concerning your material. Once complete, press the Send email button.
3. Our goal is to receive standard definition* videos, with titling and stereo soundtracks, that have sufficient quality to be viewed and heard in a large screen venue. Although epics are welcome, run times normally range from 3 to 7 minutes. However, this is simply a goal, and one shouldn’t opt out simply because you think your material misses the mark.
4. If you don’t have a video - no problem - we will accept stills, and with your permission, will put together a montage. The same goes for other material that you wish to show, but haven’t found the time to render to video – we’re actually pretty creative and willing to work with you to create a short video, so please zip it up, send it, and we’ll see what we can conjure up (with your permission, of course).
5. In our experience, we can handle all mainstream video formats and codecs, so simply use whatever is familiar to you. That said, keep an eye on file size, and therefore format/codec, if your goal is to get us your clip via file upload.
6. Once completed, you can upload your video or zipped folder of material to us, or if you prefer, mail us the content on disk ( CD or DVD).
7. Most of all, have fun!
*Standard definition is 480 lines, which means your clips must be 480 pixels high. If you render to anything else besides DV, which is 720 pixels wide, please use a width of 872 pixels, if you like widescreen, and 656 pixels, if you prefer full screen.
Examples of short descriptions to be read before playing your clip (please include with your submission but note that our MC reserves the right to improvise!):
“A simulated dodecane fluid gets caught between a rock and hard place, and does the only thing it knows how – it phase transitions, of course.”
“Carl Sagan once said, “Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were, but without it we go nowhere.” That’s exactly where this little chlorine atom is going – nowhere!”
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