Film campaign

Three questions

We want to immortalise your part in the London March for Science by adding your voice to the short films we produce.

We want to know what science means to you. So we’re asking you to send in a video clip of yourself completing one, two, or all of the following sentences:

“Science is…”
“Without science, I couldn’t/can’t…”
“I’m marching for…”

And if you’re an active research scientist, we’d love you to send us a bonus fourth sentence:

“My science will…”

What to do next

  1. Before you press the record button, please take a moment to read the technical instructions below.
  2. When you’re ready to shoot, using a video camera, smartphone, or web cam, complete the sentences on camera (sticking to, where possible, a single sentence each). Don’t be too concerned with making it look professional – try recording on the go, in the lab, or even with friends! Have fun with it – it’s about what science means to you!
  3. When you’re ready to send, click the link and follow the instructions below.

How to use WeTransfer to send us your video files

The link above will take you to the WeTransfer website. WeTransfer is a free service that lets you quickly and easily send files that would be too large for email.

Click ‘Add your files’ (circle 1 in the screenshot), select the video file(s) you’d like to send us, and click ‘open’. Then under ‘Email to’ (2), type our email address: film.marchforscienceldn@gmail.com, and under ‘Your email’ (3), type your own email address. Finally click ‘transfer’.

WeTransfer upload form

Technical specifications

Video quality

Basic HD (‘1280 x 720’ or ‘720p’) is the minimum requirement. Please select the highest video quality your device can achieve.

iPhone (specific models may vary): Open Settings > Photos & Camera > Record Video and then select ‘1080p HD at 30 fps’ (preferred) or ‘720p at 30 fps’.

Android phone (specific models may vary): Open Camera > Settings > Video Quality and then select ‘Full HD (1920 x 1080)’ (preferred) or ‘HD (1280 x 720)’.

Webcam: Refer to manufacturer’s instructions.

Video format

Most common video formats (MP4, AVI, FLV, WMV, MOV) are OK.

Orientation

Please submit clips in landscape orientation (long edges horizontal).

Deadline

To be included in our films in the run up to the march, please submit your clips to us by the end of Sunday 9 April.

Any submissions received after that date may still be used in the main March for Science LDN film which will be released after the march.

Questions?

If you have any questions at all, feel free to email us using the subject heading ‘QUERY – [YOUR FULL NAME]’ at:

film.marchforscienceldn@gmail.com