Categories
Personal Portfolio

Big and (Mega) HD

This meeting was really great from a presentation standpoint: 84′ wide screen (3 project blend = 5700px wide x 1080px tall) with a 30″ x 7″ PPT. Then 16×9 PIPs for the presenter presentations (each a 1080p HD projection field). This is the general session look. For the awards, I was able to design the presentation to use the entire (Mega) wide screen (no PIPs).

(Yes, that is me)

– Troy @ TLC

Categories
Personal

3 Blend Projection

Here is an awards show from a recent meeting. The screen was over 80′ wide and was run from a single PPT computer (with a backup computer inline as well).

To do this and keep really high quality display, the screen uses three slightly overlapped projectors – 3 blend projection. There is a lot of specialty equipment between the PPT computer and the projector. But getting there creates a smooth, single image. If you look at this image, you can see the three projector fields (this is before the projectionist adjusted the levels to make all uniform).

– Troy @ TLC

Categories
Personal

Showsite “Office”

Backstage in Palos Verdes, CA (the Terranea Resort is a great property). Note the small 7″ USB monitor in the center of my show computers (not the 14″ version in the previous post).

– Troy @ TLC

Categories
Personal

Showsite/Travel Monitor

I work in a lot of locations that are not my office – where I have dual 23″ monitors, my favorite keyboard, mouse, track pad and really great speakers. What do I miss the most when I setup a temporary work station at a show? The extra monitor.

On the second monitor, for PPT, I run the slide show and edit the slides on primary monitor or if editing a highly animated section, I have a very large animation pane on it. I also use it for email, Windows Explorer windows and Lync.

For a few years, I have traveled with a small 7″ USB monitor, which was nice, but not really fully functional. Enter my newest “toy” – the Toshiba PA3923U-2LC3, a 14″ USB monitor that is automatically recognized by Windows 7 and Mac OS Lion. And it’s more portable than the smaller monitor by folding into a thin portfolio case.

Here is my production computer at my temporary, backstage “office” on showsite this week in Puerto Rico.

– Troy @ TLC

Categories
Portfolio

Quotes Should Not Be Bullets (A Before-and-After Example)

The supplied slide had plenty of great callouts end users, but in a bullet list it looks just like any other (boring) slide.

Taking a cue from IM (Instant Messaging) applications, each quote was put into a speech bubbles for a lively and visual slide layout. The key messaging of each is also bolded text to direct the audience.

– Troy @ TLC

Categories
Portfolio

Technology That is Not Clear (A Before-and-After Example)

This a slide from a presentation makeover project. The original slide was typical in that had some photos, screen captures and bulleted list text. The overall design was clean and (overly) compartmentalized the content.

The makeover used the same images, bullet list text and focused on grouping content. In the final slide layout, it is much easier to quickly identify the 3 topics and the bullet lists are easier to read with improved line spacing and alignment.

– Troy @ TLC

Categories
Portfolio

The Timeline Road (A Before and After Slide)

As part of the presentation makeover, I wanted to take this process, that was central to an entire section of the presentation, and create a layout that visually supported the presenter’s talk and was more engaging to the audience.

The core message was the process of engaging with a brand over many stages. The visual layout creates a road with the stages along it. Each stage is highlighted with supporting graphics.

– Troy @ TLC

Categories
Personal Portfolio

Presenting the New “TLC Creative Services, Inc.” Logo

As part of the new design offices and needing new business cards, signage and everything else, Lori took on the task of updating our company logo – which was last revised in 2006.

All the same information, just some updated styling on the “TLC ” spheres (now vector art) and a more streamlined and modern linear feel to the text.

Look for it on the blog, website and where ever else the TLC logo appears.

– Troy @ TLC