Module 5 Presenting Work Professionally

WEEKS 14-16

Outline: In this section, you’ll learn to present your work to industry standards.

Class 5A Final Cover Proof

BEFORE CLASS

PRINT Your cover at @one (in the basement of the knowledge center). To print sucessfully, follow these steps:

  1. Export your indesign cover file as a print pdf (File/Export/Format:PDF for Print).
  2. In the Export Adobe PDF dialog box:
    1. Choose Adobe PDF Preset 'High Quality Print'.
    2. In the Marks and Bleeds screen, select the check box 'All Printer's Marks'.
    3. Hit the Export button.
  3. Copy this pdf to a thumb drive, email (as an attachment) or cloud storage.
  4. At @one, log in to a computer connected to the color printer - ask @one staff if you are not sure which computers these are.
  5. Open the pdf on Adobe Reader, and choose File/Print.
  6. In the print dialog, choose scaling option 'do not scale' and for size, choose '100%'.
  7. If in doubt, ask an @one worker to help you. Show her/him these instructions and they should be able to help you print your cover.

No readings this week

DURING CLASS

TECH

REVIEW questions & discussion

PROCESS

TOOLS Pen & sketchbook/ Word, scalpels & cutting mats.

INTRODUCE

5A Final Cover Proof
1. Export your indesign file as a pdf.
2. Print the pdf at @one, in color at 80% of full size. Both magazine and book cover files will print on Ledger size paper at this size.
3. Proof-read all the text on your cover, mark changes in a clearly visible marker.
4. Mark up any visual details that you need to change before the photoshoot.
5. Take a photograph of your marked up cover printout, and upload it to your journal.

Minor Assignment 4 - Blog post promoting your work

PRACTISE Cropping your cover. Planning & writing the blog post.

AFTER CLASS

 

PROCESS

FINISH your Printing and proofing covers task.
SAVE your work in a safe place.
BACK UP your work in a second safe place.
CREATE a new post in your process journal. Name it '5A Final Cover Proof'.
UPLOAD Your work to your process journal.

Class 5B Making Cover Mockups

BEFORE CLASS

PRINT Your cover at @one (in the basement of the knowledge center). To print successfully, follow these steps:

  1. Export your indesign cover file as a print pdf (File/Export/Format:PDF for Print).
  2. In the Export Adobe PDF dialog box:
    1. Choose Adobe PDF Preset 'High Quality Print'.
    2. In the Marks and Bleeds screen, select the check box 'All Printer's Marks'.
    3. Hit the Export button.
  3. Copy this pdf to a thumb drive, email (as an attachment) or cloud storage.
  4. At @one, log in to a computer connected to the color printer - ask @one staff if you are not sure which computers these are.
  5. Open the pdf on Adobe Reader, and choose File/Print.
  6. In the print dialog, choose scaling option 'do not scale' and for size, choose '100%'.
  7. If in doubt, ask an @one worker to help you. Show her/him these instructions and they should be able to help you print your cover.

BUILD YOUR TECH SKILLS Final printing

WATCH this Lynda.com video

"Print Production Essentials: Packaging" Chapter 6.1: Printing and cutting the mockup

No readings this week.

DURING CLASS

TECH

REVIEW questions & discussion

PROCESS

TOOLS Pen & sketchbook/ Word, scalpels & cutting mats.
INTRODUCE

PRACTISE Cropping your cover.

CONTINUE Writing the blog post.

AFTER CLASS

 

PROCESS

No journal post for this class.

Class 5C Shooting Your Cover

BEFORE CLASS

BUILD YOUR TECH SKILLS

No tech preparation for this class.

DURING CLASS

PROCESS
TOOLS Wordpress / Word / Pen & sketchbook.
REVIEW Planning & writing the blog post.
INTRODUCE Shooting the work.
PRACTISE Shooting the work.

INTRODUCE

Professional folio blogging.

AFTER CLASS

 

PROCESS

No journal post for this class.

Class 5D Editing Studio Shots

BEFORE CLASS

BUILD YOUR TECH SKILLS

No tech prep for this class.

DURING CLASS

TECH

TAKE Quiz 6 - Presenting Work Professionally

REVIEW quiz questions & discussion

PROCESS

INTRODUCE

Minor Assignment 4 - Blogging your cover

PRACTISE Setting up your blog. Adding your headshot and cover photos. Writing your blog post.

AFTER CLASS

 

No homework. You're done.