Color slides are a popular and effective media for presentation. Much of the
artwork you produce for a viewgraph, you may use for a 35mm slide with
little alteration. At times, you may produce slides by directly photographing
a scene or machinery. Slides are often the most appropriate method to
One of the advantages of a slide presentation is economy, particularly if
multiple copies are needed. Their compact size makes them easy to transport
and distribute. Users can adapt or combine presentations merely by adding
or deleting slides. You can reverse the slide sequence or select any slide in a
tray at any time during a presentation. Projected slides are large visual
displays that make it easy to point out specific elements.
The primary disadvantage of using slides in a presentation is the requirement
to dim the light to achieve maximum color saturation of the projected image.
The format of the artwork created for 35mm slides is different from the
format for art created for use in a viewgraph. The format for art intended as
a 35mm slide is 6 4/10 by 9 1/2 inches. Create the artwork on a horizontal
format to maximize the total viewing area. Keep in mind that some theaters
and classrooms are not set up to project a vertically oriented slide without
silohetting overhead structures or bleeding on to the deck. Do not mix
horizontal and vertical formats in the same presentation.
You create artwork for a 35mm slide using any and all methods and medias.
You may have to travel to a job site to photograph machinery or scenes the
originator wants to include as part of the brief. When you create art for
color reproduction as a 35mm slide, no stray marks may appear and the
image surface must remain scrupulously clean. The sensitive nature of color
slide film reproduces every flaw including fingerprints.
Create a layout sheet as previously covered for veiwgraphs and use this sheet
to layout all master artwork. To improve convenience and versatility, select
the aperture that corresponds to the majority of the media you produce and
use the same aperture for every piece of art.
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