December 16th, 2021

The selected presentations have started on zoom. Join us! (we are not live streaming on YouTube this time).
Meeting ID: 990 7474 7257
Passcode: 214469



December 15th, 2021

We just finalized the schedule and list of presenters for tomorrow, the selected presentations. All these presenters have just confirmed their availability. As stated before, it is always a difficult process to select only few presenters.

If you devoted yourself to your culmination project throughout the semester, even if you are not presenting tomorrow, you may still receive a good grade. This was stated before as well.

Here is the presentation info.:

All ENT 4499 students from all sections are encourage to attend the zoom session. We also plan to live stream on YouTube (TBD). But most likely, we can accept questions from the zoom audience only due to the time restrictions.

Thank you,



December 13, 2021

Please make sure that you have all the required materials uploaded on your

ePortfolio. Here is the list of the materials. You need to have your project reflection (1.5 – 2 pages, single spaced):



December 5, 2021


To pass ENT 4499, in addition to finalize your project and give your presentation, you must also complete your ePortfolio by the end of Monday, December 13th.

Please read the submission requirements of ePortfolio. It is required to include your “project reflection” as well. Here is the info.:

Selected Presentations

As announced in class before, and also as written in the course syllabus, this semester’s selected presentations will take place virtually on Thursday, December 16th between 2:30 pm and 4 pm. The list of presenters will be announced either Tuesday the 14th or Wednesday the 15th as soon as all the three sections of the course finish their in-class presentations. We tend to choose students from different disciplines, and only few people will be selected. Therefore, it is possible that you may receive a good grade even if you are not among the selected presenters.

Hopefully, most of you if not all of you will be available to either present or to be in the audience as the date/time was announced already at the beginning of the semester.

This is important: When all the in-class presentations are done, on Monday the 13th, the department will have to decide who will be among the selected presenters immediately. If you already know that you will not be available for the time of the selected presentations, you need to inform your instructor soon (Monday section – Prof. Terao, Tuesday- Prof. Wilson, Thursday – Prof. Giovannetti).

If you are selected, you just need to give your presentation for the second time, and it will be for the entire department.

All the best.


November 30, 2021

Please always check the presentation schedule as there may be some updates:


November 23, 2021


You must create a poster, which will be archived on OpenLab. During your presentation, however, your poster should not be part of it. Instead, please prepare a slide show, so that it will be easy for your audience to follow your talk.

Structure a good 10 min. presentation, think of what is important to include to discuss your achievements and challenges, which you overcame. Then, rehearse it out loud. Get some feedback from your friends or family. Ask them to be critical. If there is time, after you think you are fully prepared, you can inquire your technical advisor whether they have time to go over your presentation scheme!

In ENT 4499, you will be graded by the entire department of faculy/staff. Your project will be examined based on your proposal, process, and achievements. Therefore, presenting the “process” is as important as the final product.

Reminder: What You Need to Have on Your ePortfolio for Evaluation:

Game/Film Students:

We recommend that you playback your project from 30 seconds to 1 minute during your presentation without explaining much. But, please don’t keep playing it throughout your presentation. You would look unprepared. Film Projects Students:

To present a film project, the film needs to be uploaded online YouTube, Vimeo, or whatever is your choice) at least two days before the presentation. This way, whoever, especially among faculty and staff to attend the presentation has time to watch it before the presentation.
All filmmaker culmination students must send out an e-mail to ENT/MTEC faculty to introduce themselves, write a brief description of the film as well as its duration, and invite faculty/staff to come to the presentation(s). The e-mail can be jointly sent by a group of students. Send the e-mail to all full time ENT/MTEC faculty and staff. Part time faculty also would like to receive such an invitation. You can find the e-mail addresses at these pages. Navigate yourself to “Full-Time Faculty,” “Staff,” and “Part-Time Faculty” at this link:
You can’t present your project if the film is not finalized. You can’t pass the course without sending the e-mail, either. That’s how simple it is. OK?
Everyone: Enjoy the holiday, and have a good time finalizing your project.


November 21, 2021

As written in the course syllabi, ENT 4499 classes will not meet during the 11th and 12th weeks of the semester. In-class presentations will be during the 13th and 14th weeks.

Good luck on finalizing your project!

Make sure to review, and post all the required documents on your ePortofolio:



November 18, 2021

The in-class presentation schedule can be found at this link:

The lineup of selected presentations (2:30 pm – 4:30 pm, Thursday, December 16th) will be announced after all the in-class presentations.


November 17, 2021

Hope you are well!

These are the time/dates of ENT 4499 in-class presentations:

4 pm – 5:15 pm, Tuesdays, November 30th & December 7th

4 pm – 5:15 pm, Thursdays, December 2nd &7th

10 am – 11:15 am, Mondays, December 6th & 13th

The list of presenters  for each day will be announced shortly.

Selected Presentations:

2:30 pm – 4:30 pm, Thursday, December 16th

The presenters will be announced a couple of days before the event.

Thank you.


November 7th, 2021

Hope you are well.

1, As you know, there was a time change this weekend, and so make sure to attend all of your classes at the appropriate time!

2. If your project is 85 – 90% done by Thanksgiving, it is a good sign. Before you give your presentation, however, your technical advisor must approve of the completion of your project. You can’t present what you think is complete. In this course, the process is very important, including your communication with your advisor(s).

3. We need to decide your presentation schedule. The presentation will be during the 13th and 14th sessions, the regular class time period.



September 30th, 2021

For students who are producing short films:

If you are producing a short film, you need to meet with your technical advisor to go over your progress until right before you present at the end of the semester: You can’t just submit/present what you think is complete before your presentation. Here is the additional rule for the video students:

After the approval of your finished film, you must upload your project online such as Vimeo or YouTube . Then, at least 48 hours before your presentation, you need to send out an e-mail to all faculty in the department, introducing yourself, describing what your film is about (and how long it is), and ask the faculty to watch it before your presentation. This way, whoever attends your presentation will have watched your film. In addition, during your 10 min. presentation, you can include up to 30 seconds of a clip from your film.

How do you find out all faculty’s e-mail addresses? Here is the info.:

Full time faculty:

Part time faculty:

Full time staff:

All the best!



September 21st, 2021

ENT 4499 Students,

This is a good time to start uploading on your ePortfolio all the documents, which are ready such as your proposal, schedule, budget, and so on. We suggest that you visit the OpenLab group from last year:

It is good to learn what recent culmination students worked on, and how their ePortfolios look!


September 15, 2021

This is around the time that you meet with your technical advisor for the first of three required meetings. That is, after your proposal is approved. Before the approval, no matter how many times you meet with your technical advisor, it doesn’t count as any of the three required meetings. Be careful.

This is also the time that you are starting to make some great progress. Remember, one semester goes by quickly, and this is the course that you prove yourself what you have learned and what you can achieve. Unlike most other courses, you take time to work on one project. No culmination project should be just put together quickly. It is also important that you enjoy working on your own project, which you chose to do!


August 26, 2021

It is very important that you use your actual name for your ePortfolio. Otherwise, ENT/MTEC faculty will not be able to evaluate your documents. Everything that you post for this course matters for your grade. Thank you.



August 22, 2021

Welcome to ENT 4499 (Culmination Project) !

After you join this group, please also join this one (see the link below), where you can view ENT/MTEC culmination projects’ ePortfolios from past few years. By joining the group, your ePortfolio will be automatically archived there as well:


Thank you!