Formatting Your Presentation Script
Having assembled the ideas for your presentation script, it is important to ensure that you adopt the
correct format for future (and final) drafts. Below is a guide to hopefully simplify this process.
1. All actions should be written between brackets- so, any time you show a play, change a
powerpoint slide or if there is anything else that is visual it should be described between
[play shower scene from Psycho 39.43-41.15]
[change to slide 4]
[The Presenter pulls out an old vintage camera and demonstrates how heavy it is compared to new
2. All dialogue should be preceded by identifying who is speaking- which was always be the
PRESENTER: As you can see from the clip played, Alfred Hitchcock was a master of using editing to
build suspense, using quick cuts to make one realise the horrific acts of violence that were
happening without showing them.
3. Any time you have used material from one of your annotated catalogue items, you should
clearly identify it in brackets at the end of the sentence
Edgar Wright stated that maintaining the Canadian setting was crucial in terms of maintaining Scott
Pilgrim’s identity (item 7).
4. Any extensive quotes that you might use should be indented and make use of speech marks.
Woody Allen once stated:
‘To me there's no real difference between a fortune teller or a fortune cookie and
any of the organized religions. They're all equally valid or invalid, really. And equally