The school day before each appearance, as the Words of Wisdom talent, you need to find an inspiring quote, write the script, and create a graphic. When class starts the day of your appearance you need to send your script and your graphic to the control room, rehearse the show, then perform live.
If you have not yet done so, create an EMP folder in your school Google Drive Account, then synchronize the folder to your computer using Google Backup and Sync.
Once your EMP folder has synchronized, use your Finder to open the folder on your computer. Create a MyLoganLive folder within your EMP folder. Use this folder to store everything you create for Words of Wisdom.
Write the Script
At least one day before your scheduled Logan Live! appearance find an inspiring quote from someone well known. While the person may be well known to you and millions of other people, you must share with your audience a brief description of who the person is or was.
For example, Walt Disney was a famous animator who created Disneyland. He once said: “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.”
Once you have your quote you may start writing your script.
Get the Template
If you have not yet done so download the template by clicking on this link:
00-WORDS-Template-COLOR.rtf It should open in a new browser tab.
Click on the DOWNLOAD ICON.
If you have set-up Chrome correctly, you will be be able to choose where to download the file. (If you have not set-up your computer correctly the file will be saved in your Downloads folder and you will have to move it into your MyLoganLive folder.)
Make a Copy of the Template
Always use a copy of the template you downloaded to prepare your script. You will use the copy of this file to create your script for the daily show.
In your computer’s My Logan Live folder, double-click your copy of the template file to open it.
If the file does not open with TextEdit, close whatever program it opens, then select the file in your My Logan Live folder.
Press and hold the [Command+i] keys on your keyboard.
In the Info dialog box, look for Open with and select TextEdit from the menu.
Click the [Change All] button.
In the window that opens click the [Continue] button, then close the Info window.
Now when you double-click your copy of the template file it should open in TextEdit.
With the template open, open the TextEdit File menu and click on Duplicate.
This will make a copy of the file. Return to the File menu and click Save.
In the Save As box, replace the zeros with the show date, using this format YYMMDD, and eliminate -Template-COLOR from the name. For example, if today is December 7, 2019, your script file will be named
Make sure the name of your script always starts with the date in the proper format, and ends with the .rtf extension. When you are done naming the file, click the [Save] button.
Replace Name with your name, and [NAME] with your name in all caps. Click after where you updated [NAME] and write your script.
Give a very brief description of who the person is, then say the quote. Conclude with a brief description of what the quote means to you and why you think it is worthwhile for the viewers to think about it. Once you have completed your script, read it out loud and time it. It should take no more than 30 seconds.
After reading it out loud, make any changes needed to make sure it is easy to understand and lasts 30 seconds or less. When your script is complete and all corrections have been made, save it.
Create the Graphic
Use Google Advanced Search to find an image of the person you are quoting. Make sure you only use an image that is “Labeled for reuse with modification”
The best image is one with a close up of the person’s face that is taller than it is wide
When you find an image using Google Images, hold your Control key and click on the image to open the context menu. Click the “Save Image As…” option.
Select the file and press the Command+i keys to open the Info menu. From the “Open with” pull-down menu select Adobe Photoshop then click the [Change All] button.
When the “Are you sure …” box opens click the [Continue] button.
Now when you double-click the file it should open in Photoshop.
With your image opened in Photoshop press the Command+A keys to select the entire image.
Use the “File” menu to select the “New” option.
Click on the Film & Video tab, select the HDTV 1080p option, then click on the [Create] button.
Press the X key until the foreground color is set to black, and the background color is set to white. If the foreground color is not black, double-click the small square and use the Color Picker to change it to black.
Press the G key to select the Paint Bucket Tool. If the Bucket icon does not appear use Control-click to open the choices, then select the Bucket.
Click in the middle of your new HDTV image to fill the background with black. If Photoshop is set with a dark interface it may be hard to tell where your image ends and the photoshop desktop starts.
Press the Command+V keys to paste your downloaded image into the new HDTV image. Use the Control+T keys to enable Transform, then adjust the size and position so the image fills the left-hand side of the new image space. Make sure the shape of the image (aspect ratio) you pasted does not change as you move and resize it.
Since your new image background is black, it may be hard to see where the image edges are. Use the safe guidelines for reference.
Press the Command+S keys to save your new image.
Navigate to your MyLoganLive folder and name the file using this format:
Substitute the two-digit year for YY, the two-digit month for MM and the two-digit day for DD. For example, a December 7, 2019 file would be named:
Make sure the Format is Photoshop then press the [Save] button.
Set the Font to Arial Regular, the size to 150, the alignment to Left, and the color to white.
Use the Enter/Return key to start a new line if needed to keep the quote from running outside the image safe area.
When you finish typing, adjust the position of the text to balances well with the person’s image.
Choose the Text tool and change the settings to 100 px and Right-hand alignment.
Click in the right-hand corner within the safe area and type the name of the person you are quoting.
If necessary, make adjustments to the quoted text and the person’s name to balance their appearance in relation to the person’s image.
Use the Control+S keys to save your image.
Click the File menu Save As option. Change the format to PNG then click the [Save] button.
When the PNG Form Options window opens click the [OK] button.
The Day of the Show
Once class starts and the staff meeting ends, open Google Chrome and navigate to the LL-PROMPTER folder.
From your computer’s My Logan Live folder, drag today’s prompter script into the LL-Prompter folder.
Return to your computer and follow this procedure:
After you have confirmed that the prompter operator has receive your script, use TextEdit to open the file in your My Logan Live folder.
With the file open, use the Format menu to Make Plain Text.
When asked to “Convert this document to plain text?” click the [OK] button.
With the plain text version of your script open, use the File menu to
Print one copy.
Next, follow these directions to connect to the to-TriCaster folder. Once it is open, drag the PNG version of your graphic into it, then go to the control room and confirm with the video switcher that they have received your graphic.
Keep your printed script copy with you during the show rehearsal and live broadcast in case their is a problem with the teleprompter.