HTM 251 – Industry Externship Building a Business Assignment #1 – INDIVIDUAL By accessing this evaluation you agree to abide by Seneca’s Academic Integrity Policy and understand that any violation of academic integrity will be subject to the penalties outlined in the policy https://www.senecacollege.ca/about/policies/academic-integrity-policy.html. Due date: Sunday, 29 November 2020 at 23:58 A late penalty will be deducted for material submitted after the stated deadline. Late assignments will be accepted up to two (2) days after the due date; however, a penalty of 10% will be deducted per day. After this time, no assessment will be provided and a grade of “0” awarded. Saturdays and Sundays are counted as days late. Due dates will not be extended. E-mail submissions will not be accepted. Assignment: Individual training exercise Create a 5 (five) minute video of yourself conducting your training presentation. Submit via Blackboard. Each student will work alone to present a “train the trainer” presentation to train your new staff on a task of your choice. Pick a task / topic that you can give very detail instructions. This portion of the assignment is going to show what type of trainer you are. You are required acquire own supplies, props, etc. that you believe will assist in training your staff. Length: Your video can be no longer than 5 (five) minutes. If the presentation is longer than 5 (five) minutes, grading will stop at the 5 (five) minute mark. Original content. Aim to create your own resources. That means using your own drawings, pictures, music, animations, filmed scenes, and interviews. Where this is not possible, be sure that you use material which falls under Creative Commons license (that you can use and modify without breaking copyright laws). References. All artifacts (images, videos, music, sound effect, etc.) used in the video which you did not create yourself must be cited at the end. You do not need to use a complete reference; simply include a brief description of the item and a web address where the item was found (e.g., Picture of kitten www.spca.com). Be sure that all are subject to a Creative Commons license. Include a separate section where you credit the sources of information you used to research your video. This information should be cited using a complete reference. Credits. Acknowledge the people who contributed to the video, including yourself, your interviewees, narrators and actors, people who supported the production, and specify that the video was made within the context of this course (course number, institution, date). File format. Your video must be submitted via Blackboard in one of the following file formats: .mov, .mv4, mp4, .wmv. Note that these are rendered movies, that is, files that will play on someone else’s computer. Do not upload any ZIP files. Be sure to test your finished product ahead of the deadline. If submitting a PowerPoint (with voice) or Prezi (with voice) or Prezi Video. Blackboard accepts files in .doc, .docx, .docm, .ppt, .pptx, .odt, .txt, .rtf, .pdf, and .html file formats only. Do not upload ZIP files. How to Begin Your project will take place in three separate stages: 1. Planning. This is the phase where you research your topic and envision how your video will look and sound (using planning tools such as the script and storyboard). 2. Production. This means creating and collecting all the artifacts (e.g., images, videos, sounds, narration) you will need for the video. Feel free to use tools such as live demonstrations, maybe incorporate PowerPoint (with voice) or Prezi (with voice) or Prezi Video. Demonstrate something in your kitchen, backyard, or simply write on a whiteboard, flip chart, or chalkboard while talking to the camera. The creativity is left completely up to you! a) I DON’T HAVE THE TOOLS TO MAKE A VIDEO! No problem – you may use PowerPoint (with voice) or Prezi (with voice) or Prezi Video. Blackboard accepts files in .doc, .docx, .docm, .ppt, .pptx, .odt, .txt, .rtf, .pdf, and .html file formats only. Do not upload ZIP files. 3. Editing. This stage is done using video-editing software such as Power Point, iMovie, or Movie Maker, where you stitch the artifacts together and synch them in time with a narration or other sources. 4. Resources: The website www.desktop-documentaries.com provides a wealth of information on possible storytelling techniques, basic video structure, scriptwriting advice, and more. If you are drawing a blank, consider structuring your video as you would an essay (hook, thesis statement, arguments that support your thesis, summary). Elements that make a video effective at communicating information: Good Quality Audio 1. Narration is clear 2. Music does not detract from or obscure narration (i.e., avoid music with singing), and the volume of the soundtrack should be low compared with the narration). 3. If, for reasons that cannot be circumvented (e.g., wind at the time of recording), the sound is unclear, subtitles may help viewers make sense of the scene and remain engaged. Pacing 1. Slow enough to give viewers a chance to think about the information presented. 2. Pause between sections of the video that present different concepts to indicate a break (it is like starting a new paragraph on paper). 3. Show images for long enough that a view can make sense of them but change them periodically to ensure that viewers remain attentive. Relevant visuals 1. Visuals match the narration 2. The narration orients the view to the image (e.g., the narrator says “in the left-hand corner of the circle there is a blue dot that represents electrons…”). 3. Include subheadings or tag lines to emphasize new vocabulary or to introduce someone. 4. Avoids distractors such as fancy transitions, tangents, and audio-visual overstimulation. Appropriate for audience 1. Targeted to an audience of peers; it is neither too technical nor too simplistic. It should help your peer learn something new. 2. Go for depth rather than breadth. 3. Video is respectful; it does not denigrate others, use offensive language or imagery, or inappropriate humor. Tips for a Successful Presentation: Talk to us, do not read. You may use notes when you make your presentation, but you may not read from a fully written out text. Here is one way to make a successful presentation: 1. Do plenty of reading and research. Explore the topic as fully as possible. Make notes. 2. Read over your notes and think over the results of your reading. 3. Discuss your results with your team members. Tentatively plan the presentation in its general outlines. 4. On your own again, and setting notes aside, brainstorm and write down all the interesting ideas that you have come up with. 5. Organize these ideas into a coherent sequence. Return to your notes and add any information relevant to your major ideas which will illustrate or explain them. 6. Add an introduction, which tells what you will talk about, and a conclusion which sums up what you have discussed and learned. Cut out any irrelevant or uninteresting material. 7. Try out your presentation with your team members to organize and streamline the presentation. 8. Visualize yourself giving a talk to the class, going through all these ideas, in a comfortable and relaxed fashion. If you wish, practice talking about your subject to a mirror. 9. Using only brief notes give your presentation to the class and have fun!