Creating a Pre-recorded Presentation Video for ICMI 2021: Mandatory for all authors*
1) ICMI program (mandatory)
All authors have to submit videos for their papers to be presented in the hybrid program. This is a mandatory
requirement. The deadline for the videos to be uploaded is October 1. Please submit these videos here:
Below are instructions on creating your video presentation using ZOOM. Be aware there are other programs
available to produce your presentation videos that you may use if you prefer to do so. ACM does not endorse any
video recording program.
For additional questions, email the chairs at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Reminder Tips for High-Quality Talks
- Keep it simple and avoid excessive technical details.
- Best first: start your presentation with the most important/exciting point.
- Use figures and examples wisely – oftentimes, the more images the better.
- Keep your momentum going and use a timer to pace yourself.
- If using picture-in-picture, make sure the picture does not cover contents in the presentation for all
See “How to give a bad talk” for pitfalls to avoid and “Other Best Practices” for advice on preparing a
How to Record Your Talk with Zoom
- If you have not already done so, download Zoom (https://zoom.us/download) and install the Zoom Client for
- Sign in to your Zoom account (create one first, if needed).
- Turn on Automatic recording by clicking Settings → Recording.
- It is recommended to use a computer with a camera (either an embedded front-face camera or a connected
camera) and microphone (built in or connected).
Select the correct options (Video and Audio) in the Settings in the Zoom
Start the application for slides presentations such as PowerPoint
or Keynote. Open the Zoom client and sign into your account. Click
New Meetings. Make sure that local recording starts automatically.
If not, you can manually turn it on.
Make sure your microphone is not muted and your video is started.
Share your screen.
Click Share Screen and select the presentation application, e.g.,
PowerPoint or Keynote.
Do not share the entire desktop. Do not select "Share computer sound" or
"Optimize Screen Share for Video Clip".
Start your presentation
Self-introduction: At the beginning of your video, introduce yourself. For
instance, you can say something like:
My name is ... . I am a PhD candidate at the University of ... .
The paper I will be presenting today is titled ... .
The video you are recording should always include a small
picture-in-picture window with you inside to make it look professional.
When you finish your presentation, click "End Meeting" and your
video recording will be processed by Zoom automatically and stored
in a local folder as an .mp4 file.
(Optional) if the file size of the video is more than 100MB
consider using a software to encode the video and reduce the size.
HandBrank is a free application that can do this, follow the
instructions below to install the application and encode your
Download the application and install: https://handbrake.fr
Drag and drop the file you would like to encode into the
Use the present “Fast 720p30” or “HQ 720p30” for a slightly better
Finally, make sure to save the file as .mp4 before clicking the
green play button “Start Encode” to encode the video
It is recommended that your video includes a picture-in-picture video
window of the presenter throughout the video. Otherwise, include a
thumbnail photo on your title page. After recording, make sure the audio is
loud and clear without any distortions throughout the whole recording.
The video format must be .mp4 or .avi format, optimized for streaming; the
Video Codec is H.264 and the Audio Codec is AAC+ or AAC. MPEG4 PART 10 or
The video resolution must be at least 720p.
Time and Size Limit
All video submissions except the Keynote talks must be less than 100MB.
Play your video several times to make sure that it is within the limit
fixed for your submission (check the acceptance e-mail for additional
Blue sky paper
Please upload the video with the following name
ID#_lastNameFirstAuthor.mp4. For example, 099_Smith.mp4
Uploading Your Video
Submit your video to the ACM ICMI 2021 Video Submission site:
NOTE: The above ICMI video submission site does provide a confirmation
message. Please be patient and be sure you have a good connection when
uploading your presentation video.
Upload your video on or before October 1st (EOD, any timezone).
NOTE THAT YOU MAY ALSO UPLOAD THE SAME VIDEO TO THE ACM/SHERIDAN SITE.
Check your ACM rights review form confirmation. If you opted "NO" for AV
recording a presentation video at this additional location can not be
2) ACM Archive (optional)
ACM offers the opportunity for ICMI authors to also store their videos on
the ACM website. For your recorded presentation video to appear in the ACM
DL along with your final pdf, authors must upload/submit to the
ACM/Sheridan site on or before October 11 Please submit these videos here