Tech Video Showcase - a video contest for MIT students

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Here are some example videos made by people at MIT that approximate the range of subject matter and production styles appropriate for the MIT Tech Video Showcase. The inclusion of the following clips does not necessarily mean that they are deemed exemplary or should be used as blueprints. Rather, if you need a jumping-off point, take a look.

A "Profile" example: MIT Vehicle Design Summit
Another "Profile" example: MIT ASSIST (machine sketch interpretation)
Yet another "Profile" example: 2007 Lemelson-MIT Student Prize Winner Nathan 'Nate' Ball's invention

Note: clip is silent
One last "Profile" example: Mildred Dresselhaus
especially "The influence of Rosalind Yellow"
A "How Stuff Works" example: from Biological Energy Interest Group
A "How Stuff Works" example: Mousetrap

Note: When capturing video images, pay attention to the orientation of both the camera and the image.  In playback, you could have difficulty in turning it to the correct orientation.  (By the way, does anybody know how to do this?  When we tried, we could turn the image but not recapture the audio file. Let us know.)
An example of "Just for Fun": I/O brush
Another example of "Just for Fun": MIT Museum's 2006 Friday After Thanksgiving (FAT) Chain Reaction
Another example of "Just for Fun": MIDAS (MIT Dorm Automation System - Party Mode)
One more example of "Just for Fun": Walk through the Stata Center

Note: You don't need a video camera to make movies. This video was made from a sequence of still images shot with a digital camera.
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