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juanm
Feb 17, 2008, 08:21 AM
Hi. I need to send a resume with some videos. What would be the best way to send them?

- a Pages document with the videos embedded?
- send a DMG with an HTML document and the videos in a separate folder?
- to publish it online and send a link? (I don't really like the idea)
- a pdf, and links to download said videos?

Any other ways you can think of? I don't much time, so doing a good Flash animation would take too much time.

Thanks for your help.



xUKHCx
Feb 17, 2008, 08:25 AM
Options 1,2 assumes they use macs
3 you don't like
So that would leave option 4

juanm
Feb 17, 2008, 08:54 AM
Sorry, yes, they use Macs! :apple:

heehee
Feb 17, 2008, 08:55 AM
I would make a portfolio, burn a DVD and send/drop if off to the company. If they like your portfolio, they'll most likely watch the DVD. :)

decksnap
Feb 17, 2008, 09:37 AM
I don't even know any designers that have pages installed. Emailing pages docs might be a separate problem besides.

DVD or website is the best bet. As someone who reviews a lot of resumes and portfolios, I don't want to receive some big files in my email or some random pages doc. If I like your resume enough, I'll pop in your DVD or go to your website.

LeviG
Feb 17, 2008, 10:07 AM
A video hosted online is the only one I would want. However the format of choice might be an issue, I would expect flash or quicktime I suppose for cross platform viewing.

How it gets to the client - set up a password protected area of your site or hide the page within the site, setting the robots.txt to ignore the page etc.

Send a link in email and make sure the files on a good server

juanm
Feb 17, 2008, 10:30 AM
A video hosted online is the only one I would want. However the format of choice might be an issue, I would expect flash or quicktime I suppose for cross platform viewing.

How it gets to the client - set up a password protected area of your site or hide the page within the site, setting the robots.txt to ignore the page etc.

Send a link in email and make sure the files on a good server

Thank you all... I think this is how I'm gonna do it.

Thanks again.

mbrellisford
Feb 18, 2008, 10:13 PM
You can create an interactive PDF which allows you to embed Video, Audio, SWF'S, Rollovers, etc.

If you open the PDF in Acrobat and choose View> Toolbars> Advanced Editing, it will open up the palette. One downside is that embedding video can make the filesizer much larger.

motulist
Feb 18, 2008, 10:20 PM
Unless you're applying for a job that is highly video-centric, I'd suggest not trying to shoehorn videos into your resume.

RedTomato
Feb 19, 2008, 05:19 AM
I've submitted video on DVD with a paper or emailed resume.

Make sure it matches what they're looking for. e.g. if they say they will only watch up to 5 minutes of video, don't send them an hour of material.

The nice thing about making a dvd clips compilation is that you can keep it around and send off to other people. If you store the iMovie or FC project somewhere, you can tweak and update it in future.