How to make a video

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Video Basics

A short video must be submitted to accompany the poster. The video should capture the student explaining the poster in no more than 5 minutes. The video is designed to have the judge watch the student present as if they were at an in-person poster session.  When filming, adjust the camera view so that both the student and the poster are captured in the shot. Please be sure that the video is not zooming just on the face of the student, or zooming on portions of the poster, or alternating between the student and the poster. The video can be recorded using a smartphone and then uploaded to YouTube.

Upload Requirements

Title your video, “AGU Virtual Poster Showcase Fall 2017 – Your Name.” In the description section of the YouTube video, include the title of your research, the abstract, and the following paragraph: “The Virtual Poster Showcase (VPS) is an online poster presentation opportunity hosted by the American Geophysical Union that allows students at the undergraduate and graduate levels to share their research without having to travel to a conference. Students are guided through the essential steps of an in-person scientific conference but in an online and asynchronous environment: abstract submission, poster preparation and presentation, and the peer-review process, during which they learn to evaluate each other’s research.  To learn more about how you can participate in Virtual Poster Showcase as a student, faculty member or judge, visit https://virtualposter.agu.org.”

The student will then post the YouTube link to the Virtual Poster Session platform when they upload their PDF poster file.

If you choose to upload a video rather than use YouTube, the video file cannot exceed 100MB.  Files that are too large cannot be uploaded and we suggest using a link to YouTube.

Accommodations for Students with Disabilities:

Students with hearing disabilities who benefit from use of an interpreter at their educational institution* should communicate their presentation through American (ASL) or International (ISL) Sign Language on camera with the assistance of an interpreter who will voice the presentation off camera (Support for interpretation services may be available at the campus Office of Disability Service). Please note, only the student presenter and the poster should be visible in the supporting video presentation.

If you require other accommodations for your participation, please contact us at vps@agu.org.

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