Support

The Great Exhibition at Home

The below information is additional support for those taking part in The Great Exhibition at Home challenge.

If you require any additional support please email 1851@big-ideas.org

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Creating your 1-minute video submission
  • Find a suitable video recording device – this could be a camera or a phone.
  • Students can create a video themselves, or your video can contain a compilation of student responses gathered remotely (consisting of images, or short messages, etc).
  • Upload your clips to a computer and search for a free editing program such as Windows Movie Maker, or iMovie
  • With help from these programs, you will be able to edit and cut together your clips to create your 1-minute final video
  • You can find easy ‘How-To’ guides for using these platforms linked above.
Submitting your entry
  • Once you have created your 1 minute video you will need to export and save it 
  • You can submit your video online to https://www.big-ideas.org/athome/. These files can be any size and you will need to provide some information about your child’s school
  • Alternatively you can email your submission. Most email has a message size limit of 25 MB. If your video is smaller than 25 MB, simply attach the file to your email message
  • If your video is larger than 25 MB you will need to use file transfer platforms such as WeTransfer, Dropbox or Google Drive to send your video
  • Send to 1851@big-ideas.org

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your entry please feel free to get touch!

Instructions for: How to make your own stereoscope
For Static Subjects 

 

 

 

When the subject of your image is still, taking a stereoscopic photo is very simple. Two photographs need to be taken from slightly different perspectives, ideally offset by the same distance as your pupils (about 63mm). 

The simplest way to do this is the one-legged method which is as follows: 

  1. Stand with the camera pointed at the subject of choice and transfer the weight of your body to one leg
  2. Click the shutter  
  3. Keeping the camera pointed at the subject, transfer the weight of the body on to the other leg 
  4. Click the shutter again 

This manoeuvre is the easiest way to capture two view of your subject from roughly the same distance apart as eyes.  

For Moving Subjects 

Creating a stereoscopic image of a moving subject is a little bit more difficult, but certainly doable. For this you will need two cameras (phone cameras may be easiest for this method). 

  1. Stand facing your subject 
  2. Take the two cameras (or mobile phones) and line each camera lens up with one of your eyes 
  3. Click the shutter of both cameras at the same time 

Once you have taken your stereoscopic photographs, please email them to 1851@big-ideas.org to be in with a chance of featuring on the 1851der app!