Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Wrapping up the semester

With less than three weeks left in the semester I wanted to sum up the projects left for our class:

Video Projects
We will have popcorn and movies for our last class on Wednesday, April 27th.  You will need to submit your video to me before that class, or bring it on a thumb drive that morning.  Because of the size of video files, do not depend on emailing it to yourself.  Next week we will spend some time in class dealing with any technical issues you may be having with your video.

Powerpoint slides
Your individual Powerpoint slides will be due on Friday, April 29th.  You should have 3-5 slides that tell some story about a topic covered in our assessment test that you want to learn more about.  Your slides should be useable for a 5-minute presentation on that topic.  Use this project to practice some of the Powerpoint slide design techniques you have read about or that we have talked about in class.  And remember the story telling tips we have covered in class this semester.

In addition to your slides, you should add a final blog post that describes what you would say if giving a presentation using these slides.  You can use your slides as images in your blog post, or deposit your slides as a Powerpoint file on our course Angel page.

As always, let me know if you have questions.  I can't wait to see your videos.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Start drawing those storyboards

Here is a quick reminder of your assignments for next week's class:

  1. Develop the concept for your group video project and be ready to pitch it to the class
  2. Start working on your storyboards, which will diagram the shots for your video
  3. Read appendix 2 in Randy Olson's book
  4. Decide on a topic for your powerpoint slides
  5. Read over these "Top Ten Slide Tips"
  6. Be sure to read and comment on each other's posts.  And listen to those audio projects
See you Wednesday