Presentation Guidelines

Because this is a class in visual analysis, I like presentations to be image based, limiting the number of words on slides to 10 maximum, with slides set to run at automatic 20 second intervals. This creates an abbreviated pecha kucha style presentation. Your presentation should allow for Q&A, whether through comments on YouTube link or showing up at a time on Zoom to show your video and answer questions (see sign up).

Abbreviated Pecha Kucha format: 2-5 image-only slides, set to run automatically at 20 seconds each (or 5-7 slides set to run at 15 seconds if using google slides). Have a title slide and a source slide, which do not count toward slide total. You may pre-record narration, or do a live presentation accompanying your images. Want to do more? True Pecha Kucha is 20 slides set to run 20 seconds, resulting in a 6:20 presentation!

Samples of Pecha Kucha to give you ideas:
1. Pecha Kucha  training video with humor

2. Pecha Kucha on avoiding typical mistakes in this style of presentation

3. How to set 20 second timing for Pecha Kucha in google slides.

Hitchcock, Welles and opening sequences

Want to study a couple of parallel works of these famous directors? Use these opening clips and Giannetti’s mise en scene analysis techniques (along with his “Editing” and “Synthsis: Citizen Kane” chapters) to see the masters–and their teams– at work establishing perspective/point of view, setting, and theme in the opening sequences.

Alfred Hitchcock
Rebecca (1940)
Rear Window (1954)

Orson Welles
Citizen Kane (1941)
Touch of Evil (1958)

Want to recap some ideas from the PPT lecture on Bluestone and film history?

Try these links, which were referenced and used in our class lecture today:

Filmmaker IQ YouTube video recapping many ideas from Giannetti’s chapter on Editing, including George Méliès “Trip to the Moon” and Lumiere brothers.

Alfred Hitchcock’s Rebecca (1940), full film on YouTube

Orson Welles, opening shot to Touch of Evil (1958)

Roger Corman analyzing Sergei Eisenstein’s Odessa Steps sequence in Battleship Potemkin (1925)

Actual Odessa Steps sequence without interruption

Brian DePalma’s Untouchables (1987) stair scene

Notting Hill (1999) “Ain’t No Sunshine” scene long take instead of montage

Student-compiled clips of montage