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Level 10


  • Use Powerpoint
  • DO NOT use templates from powerpoint; create your own.
  • MUST Use a TOC; See this page for possible TOCs
  • Need to present (not read) your presentation
  • Need to listen to 75% of the other presentations that will be given in the class
    1. Structure
      • A Title Page will be the first page
      • Cover all of the levels that you have done and I have stamped
      • Level 1
        • Trailers and Opening Scenes

      • Level 2
        • Scripts

      • Level 3
        • Character Archetypes

      • Level 4
        • Devices and Plots and Genres

      • Level 5
        • Settings

      • Level 6
        • Lighting and CGI

      • Level 7
        • Shots, cuts, and Angles

      • Level 8
        • Sound

      • Level 9
        • Music

    2. Words per frame
      • No less than 5 words; no more than 30 words
    3. Bullets
      • Only use bullets if you have more than one item in a list
      • Do not center the text with bullets; bullets should be vertically in a line.
      • DO NOT use hyphens as bullets: Use hyphens only to connect two words
    4. No full sentences
      • Use fragmented bullet points
      • (except for quote slides, which need to be full sentences and quotes)
    5. No Reading at us
      • The only time you should, and must, read is on the quote slides
    6. Subheads
      • Each frame should have a two part subhead, which gives the section of the paper and a descriptive title to what that particular slide covers
        • Example
        • Settings: Verisimilitude
    7. Running TOC
      • Create a Table of Contents for the Body slides
      • Not for the title slide
      • See example at top of page
    8. Font sizes and colors
      • 2/2 rule
      • At all times try to restrict font types to one or two types throughout the powerpoint
      • At all times try to restrict color of fonts to one or two colors throughout the powerpoint
    9. Images
      • Images must pertain to the subject or theory of the slide
      • Every frame must have one image, either as part of the template or as an embedded image.
      • Do not use the same image for every slide; if your template is the same image, you'll need unique images for each slide
    10. Sound effects
      • None. Don't use them.
      • You may use videos with sound
    11. Slide Transitions
      • Things appear, things disappear. That's it.
    12. Spelling
      • Spelling errors for words that powerpoint would have caught with its spellchecker
    13. Clarity of text
      • Post-It Note Test
        • Hold a 3" x 3" Post-It note at arm's length and step back from your PC until the Post-It is the same size as the screen. If you cannot read the screen clearly, the font size or font color (compared to the background) needs changed.
    14. People's Names