Word Doc into Jpeg?

cheeseluver

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Okay. So I am trying to cut my demo reel, using iMovie 6.0.2. I have all my clips ready to go. But I would like to have one of the buttons on the dvd be my CV.(Using iDVD 6.0.2) My CV is a word doc. How do I turn it into a jpeg so I can open it in iPhoto and import it into iDVD? I am kinda lost. Any help would be AWESOME!!!!!!!
 

WildCowboy

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You could Print to PDF in Word, then open it in Preview and re-save it as a JPEG. Can't think of anything easier right off the top of my head.
 

cheeseluver

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thanks guys. its not a cv but resume, i guess would be a better word for it. And another quick question about resumes, if you were looking to hire someone, would you rather have a longer, 2 page resume or a one page resume? What is your take on resumes?
 

balamw

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cheeseluver said:
thanks guys. its not a cv but resume, i guess would be a better word for it. And another quick question about resumes, if you were looking to hire someone, would you rather have a longer, 2 page resume or a one page resume? What is your take on resumes?
Depends on the job. One page is preferable for most resumes two at most.

CVs can be longer, a lot longer.

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crees!

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WildCowboy said:
You could Print to PDF in Word, then open it in Preview and re-save it as a JPEG. Can't think of anything easier right off the top of my head.
How about just taking a screen shot if you want Word's interface in the JPEG? Otherwise a PDF should do it.
 

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crees! said:
How about just taking a screen shot if you want Word's interface in the JPEG? Otherwise a PDF should do it.
You could take a screenshot, but you'd have to have a monitor that displays the entire page at once at a reasonable size, and you run the risk of catching the blinking cursor in your screenshot. You'll get better quality if you actually print to PDF and convert to JPEG. But yes, if you want the whole Word interface thing in the pic, use the screenshot.
 

LethalWolfe

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cheeseluver said:
thanks guys. its not a cv but resume, i guess would be a better word for it. And another quick question about resumes, if you were looking to hire someone, would you rather have a longer, 2 page resume or a one page resume? What is your take on resumes?
Sending out a hardcopy of your resumé would be a better idea because the low res of DVD video is gonna make your resumé very hard (if not impossible) to read. Of course, you could probably copy your resumé and paste it into iMovie as a title (I assume iMovie can do rolling titles like at the end of movie/tv show).

As for resumé length for the entertainment industry it should no longer than a page, and, IMO, you should always include a cover letter (unless the job posting specifically says no cover letters). I've been in hiring position a couple of times and I like knowing why the person wanted the job, where they were coming from, what their goals were, etc.,. Boring, generic cover letters get you put in the "no" pile (unless your resumé kicks ass), but a good cover letter will get you put in the "yes" pile even if you resumé is lacking.

Once you become more established then you can forgo the cover letter because you'll be getting your interviews from networking and soon after that you won't even need a resumé any more really as word of mouth will be good enough. But if you are just starting out the order of importance, again IMO, is cover letter, resumé, demo reel.


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LethalWolfe said:
Of course, you could probably copy your resumé and paste it into iMovie as a title (I assume iMovie can do rolling titles like at the end of movie/tv show).
Now that idea I like!

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WildCowboy said:
You could take a screenshot, but you'd have to have a monitor that displays the entire page at once at a reasonable size, and you run the risk of catching the blinking cursor in your screenshot. You'll get better quality if you actually print to PDF and convert to JPEG. But yes, if you want the whole Word interface thing in the pic, use the screenshot.
Well if this is just for video and you're just going to show it at actual size and not zoom/skew you should be fine with just a screencap. As for the blinking cursor, if you're into editing video in programs just as after effects, motion, etc.. and you don't know Photoshop something isn't right. PS can easily take out any cursor or anything else you don't want in it.