Film Industry Presentation ARTH334 Section 6120
Concept: You will submit a PowerPoint™ presentation and slide notes on a Word™ document, which highlight a significant aspect of the film industry. You will choose a topic from the Film Industry Presentation Approved List located in Content>Week Seven, which includes the following categories: (a) a critical film, (b) a film studio (c) a film director, (d) a cinematographer, (e) a film editor, a screenwriter or (f) a film process or equipment (sound effects, film editing, lighting styles, etc.) You must email your selection from the list to seek confirmation. No topic or subject may be repeated by another student. You will make the case that your subject has made a significant contribution to the film industry. If your topic is a person, you will not deal with his/her personal life. Your focus will solely be on the film industry and why that person has made a significant contribution to film.
Length: 12 slides minimum—15 slides maximum. Your presentation may include video and/or audio.
Project Selection: All subjects must be approved. Failure to get approval will result in a zero for the assignment. Do not begin this assignment until it is approved! Once your topic is selected and approved, it may not be used as a subject by any other student. Subjects will have made a significant contribution to the film industry. For instance, an Academy Award does not necessarily qualify as a significant contribution. As in your film blogs, you have to make your case with evidence.
Usage: PowerPoint presentations and notes will be used for an online discussion. You will be identified for this project.
Grade Value: 200 pts. 20% of final grade
- Your PowerPoint™ presentation may exceed the file size limit for LEO. If that happens, please email your file to email@example.com. Do not wait until the last minute to determine that need. You should still post your Word™ document with citations to your assignment folder.
- You may include audio or video in your presentation.
- Your first slide will include your name, date, course and the subject of your presentation. with image(s) establishing the topic.
- You will incur a pro-rata point deduction for a slide total less than 12.
- Your slide notes will carry the bulk of your textual information. Though each slide must have some minimal PowerPoint text, your notes will form what would otherwise be the oral element of your presentation. Consider the slide notes as a report, you might give to the class, were we presenting these live.
- Research sources (minimum 5 different sources) cited (per MLA format/12 pt. Times New Roman Font) –You do not need to provide a citation for every image file you’ve used. Just cite your research sources at the end of your slide notes on the Word™ document. Do not include citations on a slide. Home pages and search engines do not count as proper sources.
- Know your subject and do the scholarly research necessary to make a meaningful contribution to the class.
- No sentences – Use phrases and brief notes.
- 40 pt. minimum Ideally, it should be larger to fill the space.
- No vertical text.
- All slides should be graphic rather than text intensive though each slide must display both image file(s) and PowerPoint™ text. Text preexisting on an image will not satisfy this requirement.
- Maximize content and minimize empty space. Fill the slide with visual information.
- Check your spelling and grammar.
- Strong contrast – Don’t let the background colors or templates conflict with the readability of your text.
- If you use an image that includes embedded text – that also has to meet the 40 pt. minimum; otherwise select another image.
- Image files should be at least 200kb (uncompressed) and should not be pixelated if enlarged in your slides. This usually appears around the edges of an object in the image. The last sample slide will show evidence of this.
- No watermarks on any images.
- Do not alter the aspect ratio of your images. No stretch distortion. For instance, people shouldn’t appear skinnier or fatter than they naturally are. The last sample slide will show evidence of this. Even if you didn’t do stretch the images, they may not exhibit any stretch distortion.
- All slides must be content relevant. No slides indicating “Introduction,” “The End,” “Questions,” etc.
- No borders
- No repeated slides
“Form follows function” – Your slides have to communicate. Artistic value will never compensate for a failure to communicate.
Sample PowerPoint™ slides are posted under Content>Week Seven.
Formatting Criteria for Slide Notes:
- 1” margins top, bottom, left and right.
- Number your pages in the lower right corner
- 12 pt. Times New Roman font (normal, not expanded or condensed).
- Do not place anything in headers or footers (aside from page numbers)
- Upper right corner – Your name, course & date single-spaced (0 pts. before and 0 pts. after, under paragraph formatting in Word)
- Skip one line
- Subject (centered)
- Skip one line
- Begin your Slide Notes Double-spaced (0 pts. before and 0 pts. after, under paragraph formatting in Word)
- For example, print “Slide 1:” at the 1” left-hand margin followed by additional detail relevant to that slide.
- Skip a line and print “Slide 2:” and repeat for all slides.
- Cite all sources per MLA standards (handout under Course Content)
- Spelling checked with www.m-w.com
Be sure to email any questions – do not assume!