interesting presentation?

jer446

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Well i know its kind of easy, i could use power point, keynote, or others.. but i was just assigned a project in school to make a slideshow with just pictures on a particular subject in history..

So how would you do it.. i want to get a "wow" out of the teacher and what program did you do that in?! lol neeed to represent tha mac :)
Any suggestions?
 

2nyRiggz

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PowerPoint sounds like the app of choice and are you allowed anything else or just pictures. If your teacher only wants pictures then just go for it and give him/her some beautiful pictures with nice backgrounds.



Bless
 

Mr. Anderson

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powerpoint is fine, just try and avoid overdoing the transitions between slides.

I understand the interest in the 'wow' factor, but you'd be better off using cool images to get that instead of overly fancy transitions.

Good luck,

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jer446

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well i guess i could put in videos too, but where could i get stock historical videos?
 

heehee

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If you want an "interesting presentation", flash is the program to do it in. But if you don't know what you are doing in flash, don't even attempt. :p

I do most of my presentations in powerpoint. Don't over do the "animation", it's better to find high quality pictures and use points to introuduce them, don't put an essay in a presentation slide, no one is gonna read that. Good luck. :)
 

SmurfBoxMasta

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Over the years, I have learned that the #1 rule of PP presentations/slide shows is: K.I.S.S.! Keep it Simple, Stupid :)

Do NOT create slides with extensive amounts of text, or long, drawn-out explanations of whatever the subject is....BoRiNg/sNoOzE factor 4 u !!!

Nobody READS that sh*t anyway, they want to watch a slideshow just to see the pictures. If you have to have text, limit it to 4 or 5 bullet points and each point should be <<10 words.

As the others have said, use high-res, well-composed, and unusual but relevant pictures instead....that will get you your WoW factor :D
 

annk

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If it's a slideshow with pictures only, why not make it in iPhoto? You can burn it to a DVD, export it to QT, or just present from your own machine.