Festival Participants

EYMF File Preparation

You need to put your artwork into a format that can be posted to the Internet for judging. Because the classroom standard for the Escondido Union School District is Apple's iLife '06 Suite (iMovie, iPhoto, Garage Band), detailed instructions are given for that software (along with more recent versions). If you use other software to create and edit your work, general guidelines are given for that, too.

Video

You will submit a web-ready, compressed version of your movie when you enter the Festival. Video entries that are nominated will also submit a full quality version when asked for by the Festival organizers. We will work with nominees to see that that happens.

 Regardless of what program you use to edit and export your video, you should shoot for a display size of around 640x480 pixels and a file size of no more than 50 MB (after compression). Read on for specifics. It is best to export to an .mp4 or .h264 format, if possible. In iMovie, this has already been taken into consideration when you export.

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. Then click the Save button. It might take a while. Click here to watch a movie of the whole process. When it's done, burn that file to a CD.

In iMovie '08 or '09, it's even easier. 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. When it's done, burn that file to a CD.

For other software, you should shoot for roughly the same display and file size:  640x480 pixels and a file size of no more than 50 MB (after compression).

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

Deliver the File
Burn that file to a CD (the compressed version, under 50 MB) for delivery to the EUSD District Office. Be sure the CD has your first and last name, school, grade, and the title of the work written on it.

Make sure you have everything you need (step #9 on the Start Here page). Then deliver your finished submission to the Escondido Union School District Office (2310 Aldergrove Avenue, Escondido 92029; MAP). 



Photography

Your original image should be 2000 pixels or more in the biggest dimension; you will submit a smaller version for the judges to view.

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. 



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.

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

Deliver the File
Burn that file to a CD for delivery to the EUSD District Office. Be sure the CD has your first and last name, school, grade, and the title of the work written on it.

Make sure you have everything you need (step #9 on the Start Here page). Then deliver your finished submission to the Escondido Union School District Office (2310 Aldergrove Avenue, Escondido 92029; MAP). 


Music/Audio

If you are using GarageBand '06 or later, after your masterpiece is complete, choose Share > Export Song [or Podcast] to Disk. Deselect Compress before pushing the Export button.


If you use another program to build and export your project, export to .mp3 or WAV. 

Deliver the File
Burn that file to a CD for delivery to the EUSD District Office. Be sure the CD has your first and last name, school, grade, and the title of the work written on it.

Make sure you have everything you need (step #9 on the Start Here page). Then deliver your finished submission to the Escondido Union School District Office (2310 Aldergrove Avenue, Escondido 92029; MAP).