What Bluewave Needs to Get Started

Here’s what we need to nail down before beginning a project:

  • Do you have an existing color palette? If not, we can create one. For color palettes that we develop, we’ll discuss general color directions with you.
  • Any special graphics you want us to use? Your event may feature a unique theme, logo, illustrations, photos, posters, etc. If you’d like us to leverage event graphics in presentations, we will need access ASAP and in high resolution.
  • Which PowerPoint version do you use: 2000, 2002, 2003 or 2007? Critical issue! The determining factor may be which PowerPoint version most of your presenters use right now. PowerPoint 2007 is not backward compatible without some major “gotcha” issues that can lead to embarrassment.
  • Which platform? PC or Mac?
  • What is the aspect ratio of your presentation — standard (4:3) or widescreen (16:9 or 16:10)? The aspect ratio is mostly determined by the projector or display method you’ll use. The correct aspect ratio can be a pain to pin down, but it’s vital that we have this information up front because changing aspect ratios when production is already underway can be costly. We can help resolve this issue. For more information, see our blog post “Slide aspect ratios: what you need to know.”
  • Will the presentations be printed? If so, will the printing method be digital or offset? The printing method determines the resolution of the graphics and photos we use.

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