Demo Reel Presentation (CA4222)

The goal of Demo Reel Presentation is for students to prepare promotional materials for their Senior Portfolio Show. Students will finalize their business card, portfolio website, demo reel, resume, shotlist, print portfolio and postcard leave-behind. Additionally, students will build a trade show presentation for the Senior Portfolio Show. If you have a question or concern, please contact me. I generally respond to e-mails within a few hours of receiving them.

Resources that are STRONGLY recommended to successfully grasp the course material:

Demo Reel Presentation Week-by-Week Breakdown
Week 1: Prepare your demo reel.
Week 2: Good Friday. Class does not meet.
Week 3: First Draft of Demo Reel due. Syllabus Contract (signed) due. Flash drive design (with resume and designed shotlist) due.
Week 4: Resume and Career Services Evaluation Rubric due. Digital copies of business card, portfolio pages, and leave-behind designs due. Mock Presentations today. Be prepared.
Week 5: Midterm presentation. All deliverables due in digital format: Business card, portfolio website, leave-behind design, final demo reel, Flash drive packaging (includes resume and demo reel shotlist), and portfolio book design*.
Week 6: Domain name and hosting must be procured by today. Development of portfolio website starts in class today.
Week 7: Senior Show Trade Show booth plan due. Template page and working navigation due.
Week 8: Constructed miniature scale model of trade show booth due. Web Gallery Due.
Week 9: Website should be 95% complete. Dry run presentation.
Week 10: Final presentation. and MAA Rubric for Self Evaluation Photos of booth progress due. All print assets due. Website should be live on the Internet. Bring at minimum 6 Flash drives.
Week 11: SENIOR SHOW. Turn in a Flash drive with all data deliverables.
Helpful Resources
USB Memory Direct (flash drives) Kuler (color swatches) Interactive CSS Color Picker
Useful Cheats for Webdesigners PSDtuts Excellent Designer Portfolio Examples
Leave Behind Ideas FaveUp Pina Zingaro Portfolio Cases
Why Your Demo Reel Should Be Really, Really Short Just Say No to DVD Demo Reels SameDayFlash - for ordering Flash drives
The Art of the Graphic Design Leave Behind Embedding Flash Video using Dreamweaver Embedding Flash
50 Stylish Navigation Bars for Websites 70 Excellent Tutorials on Logo Design and Resources 20 Useful Typography Tools
Lovely Package The American Package Museum 45 Really Nice Packaging Design
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