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ERIC Number: ED316198
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Pages: 46
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Audiovisual Techniques Handbook.
Hess, Darrel
This handbook focuses on the use of 35mm slides for audiovisual presentations, particularly as an alternative to the more expensive and harder to produce medium of video. Its point of reference is creating slide shows about experiences in the Peace Corps; however, recommendations offered about both basic production procedures and enhancements are transferable to almost any subject area. The guide progresses from fundamental to more advanced topics, including the following: (1) choosing a scripted versus a "talk-as-you-go" format; (2) determining the focus of the show in the initial planning process; (3) writing scripts and cue cards; (4) dealing with difficult topics--e.g., avoiding cliches and stereotypes in photographs and music; (5) using music thoughtfully--e.g., juxtaposing music with narration; (6) recording a simple soundtrack; (7) editing slides; (8) arranging the logistical details of your presentation--e.g., arrangements to be made beforehand, equipment needed, tools to carry, preparing an audience; (9) selecting audiovisual equipment to purchase, rent, or borrow; (10) coping with equipment malfunctions; (11) having slides made from non-slide materials; (12) making title slides; and (13) developing a one-projector programmed show. Photography suggestions, books for further reference, and detailed technical notes are also included. (SD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council of Returned Peace Corps Volunteers, Washington, DC.