A Celebration of Cinematic Scale


In honor of the flim Powers of Ten by Ray and Charles Eames, we are encouraging friends, colleagues, film students, neighbors children and you to contribute to the celebration.

As a way to examine scale in a homemade, playful way, the Exploratorium invites you to submit your own short film about scale to be presented as part of the museum festivities on October 10. The sky’s the limit when it comes to topics concerning scale and what you might submit, but your film should be scaled to between 10 and 100 seconds long. Think of it as a visual treasure hunt, a visceral and speedy way to express your relationship to the scale of things, from the infinitesimal to the cosmic. On a scale of 1 to 10, what’s most important to you? What’s beyond the sky? What’s inside your shoe? We’ll have a community screening of short works to compliment our big-screen showing of Powers of Ten on October 10th as part of weekend celebrations at the museum.

Please e-mail your submissions to by October 9. If your file is smaller than 25 Mb, you can attach it directly to the e-mail; otherwise, send us a link to the file. We should be able to read most common file formats, but we recommend H.264 codec for video, AAC or mp3 for sound, in an mp4 wrapper. If you have questions or need help, send a message to the email address above.

To get you inspired here's a example made by the learning studio film club.

This should be fun! Thank you! I will start working on my submission.
Kind regards.

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