You Have Got To Have More Than PowerPoint Skills

This is a continuation to the last post (…starting with PowerPoint and converting it to something else). Because all of the projects begin with PowerPoint, clients are counting on TLC Creative Services to develop a professional and dynamic presentation – that’s where the years of graphic design and PowerPoint expertise come in. But that is not enough. Now to develop the “something else” a design firm needs to have expertise in things like:
– CD mastering, for duplication.
– Autorun User Interface program development, for interactive CDROMs where a custom application gives users the option to view, install or edit presentations.
– DVD menu development, for interactive DVD menu’s and special options such as looping movies and custom playback hierarchies.
– Professional DVD mastering, so they actually work on consumer players.
– Web development, for converting presentations to webcasts.
– Web hosting, for presentations converted to webcasts.

And this is just a sampling of things that go on behind the scenes. As I mentioned last time, “I really enjoy the projects that are continuously flowing in. One reason is the variety; different clients, different visual needs, different requests.”

– Troy @ TLC

By |2016-09-16T11:33:34-07:00March 23rd, 2006|Personal, PowerPoint|

(Now) PowerPoint is Just the Beginning

I really enjoy the projects that are continuously flowing in. One reason is the variety; different clients, different visual needs, different requests. But as I look back over just the past 6 months or so, the big difference has been the variety of output needs. All of the projects revolve around PowerPoint, but PowerPoint is just the stage for creating the final product. I have some thoughts on that, but I will save those for later.

As information to think on, here are five of the projects that I have had within the past few months that all start with PowerPoint, but end up as something else:
1. Convert a PowerPoint presentation and provided video clips into a technical training DVD. Playback on consumer DVD, distributed around the world to train employees of a major Cruise line about the new safety doors and gangways being installed. The PowerPoint slides provided the technical content. Video clips demonstrated each step of the process.

2. Sync PowerPoint presentation with live video taping of presenter and convert to an online webcast.

3. Convert a PowerPoint presentation into a kiosk mode display for a tradeshow booth.

4. Convert a themed countdown timer presentation to a movie format for playback from a beta tape.

5. Create a themed announcement presentation (company logo, press event time, company slogan, press event time, etc.) into a looping DVD. Only the DVD was left running in between events.

Of course over the same months we have had plenty of the traditional speaker support presentations, templates, custom animation and clean-up projects too. But the world is changing and from my perspective the way PowerPoint is being used is evolving too!

Troy @ TLC

By |2016-09-16T11:33:15-07:00March 21st, 2006|Personal, PowerPoint|

Another look at “My Office”

A few weeks back I showed a fun interactive graphic of “my office.” Well I received a few emails asking what the stage looked like that all of the computers were used for. So, the page has been updated with a bit larger images and a photo of the staging – hope it all makes more sense now! See it here.

Troy @ TLC

By |2016-09-16T11:32:17-07:00March 19th, 2006|Personal, Resource/Misc|

Online Olympic event schedule

If you want to know when an Olympic event is happening, check here.

Click on a day to see the details of that day. Then click on the event for a complete detail of it, or click on the ‘scheduled’ link to see who’s competing. A good use of the internet.

PS: Happy Valentines Day!

Troy @ TLC

By |2016-09-16T11:24:01-07:00February 14th, 2006|Personal|
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