Designing your slides

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Preparing your slides - it might not be fun, but it is important.

If you are starting with a blank canvas, then there are templates we can provide which should help; however - most people, most of the time, will be re-purposing existing material.  The following guidelines should help you prepare high quality, readable, accessible and efficient slides.


Can we do this later?

It might be tempting to film something now, and fix the slides later.

This is not a great way to work - the production workflow does make it possible to fix errors after filming; but this is problematic and should not be the default approach.

When we film your presentation, the live output from your slideshow is recorded - this has huge advantages; you can use annotations, work with the digital laser pointer, use build animations to step through a process, and various other motion graphics to communicate your message.   Making  changes later in the process means that these motion elements may have to be re-recorded or removed.

You may think that a simple edit of one slide is not too much to ask, and that would be fine.  However, 2 or 3 changes per video, across a whole module - will very quickly escalate to a point where it is not feasible.

Even when you believe your slides are 100% correct, there are usually small changes made during the production process, so please do not entertain the idea of using slides that you know are less than 100% correct.  It will only waste your time later in the process, closer to the deadline, when less resource is available to assist.  It will also have a knock-on effect for your transcription review workload.

We can help check your slides

Let us help, early in the process.
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