Contact Person: Eric Albertson – Director of Instructional Design and Innovation
755 N. Mary Ave.
Sunnyvale, CA 94085
Sunnyvale, California, United States: Last week Duarte released the commercial for PRESOFEST, a fictitious presentation-themed music festival. The festival, to be held at the Outline View Auditorium in Baskerville, features bands such as Broken Macro, Prezihurl, Final_Final_v11, Presentonix, One Transition, Boilerplate and more.
Viewers will recognize many presentation and business references in the video, including: staying up late the night before a presentation, laser pointers, broken Shockwave Flash objects and eating leftover conference room food.
This commercial is one of Duarte’s several humor-based expressions celebrating the presentation industry. For example, Duarte’s corporate puppets, Bob Solete and Finn O’Vation, regularly release presentation-themed webisodes in the style of Sesame Street. (“The ABCs of creating great presentations, told with a bit of humor, a bit of advice, and maybe a monster or two.”) All episodes can be viewed at www.duarte.com/edy
The commercial, a collaboration of Duarte designers, content developers and multimedia artists, was created as part of the company’s short film development initiative—an ongoing, company-wide project called Duarte Specials—and premiered at the company’s short film showcase, Film Bites, last week.
Whether you are a presentation nerd, client lunch leftover thief, or just need a business-related excuse for watching videos on YouTube, check out the commercial for Presofest!
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