The Eclipse Megamovie
|Presented By||Google, UC Berkeley|
|Goal||Turn images of the 2017 total eclipse into a movie for science|
|Task||Skilled photographers are needed to help create the movie.|
Representing a collaboration among Google, UC Berkeley, the Astronomical Society of the Pacific and others, the Eclipse Megamovie Project will use photographs of the upcoming August 21st total solar eclipse to build a movie of the entire eclipse from coast to coast. Skilled photographers are needed to help create the movie as well as support solar science research. For more on the goals of the project, see UC Berkeley’s official press release: http://news.berkeley.edu/2017/02/21/megamovie-project-to-crowdsource-images-of-august-solar-eclipse/
|How to Join||
Our aim is to recruit over 1,000 photographers who will be on the path of totality on August 21, 2017. Official Photo Team members receive training and submit a practice image before the eclipse. Once you qualify, you will receive a pin to designate your status as an official photographer for the project. Your name will also be included in the credits of the final Eclipse Megamovie. If you want to participate as an official Photo Team member, please visit the project website at https://eclipsemega.movie and SIGN IN via the 5-step process below. For those looking to use their smartphones or other devices to image the total eclipse, please consider using the Eclipse Megamovie Mobile app available at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ideum.com.megamovie
HOW TO APPLY TO BECOME AN OFFICIAL MEMBER OF THE MEGAMOVIE PHOTO TEAM
We look forward to working with you on this history-making project! If you have questions, please address them to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll try to get back to you as soon as possible. For continuous updates on the project, please join our Google Group at https://groups.google.com/a/lists.berkeley.edu/group/eclipse/.
*Basic equipment and skills necessary for participating in the Eclipse Megamovie Project as an official Photo Team member:
THOSE USING SMARTPHONES AND OTHER DEVICES SHOULD DOWNLOAD THE ECLIPSE MEGAMOVIE MOBILE APP AT https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ideum.com.megamovie
|Project Timing||Team members receive training and submit a practice image before the eclipse (timing TBD). Images will need to be taken on the path of totality of the August 21, 2017 total solar eclipse.|
|Materials List||Camera:, Telephoto or zoom lens, Tripod, GPS Locator|
|Ideal Age Group||High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults, Families, Seniors|
|Ideal Frequency||Just once|
|Average Time||Several hours|
|Tags||2017 eclipse, berkeley, eclipse, eclipse megamovie, google, multiverse, total solar eclipse|
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