An introductory course examining the process of creating interactive multimedia presentations. Using programs such as Macromedia Director, Adobe Premier and Sound Forge, students will learn how to utilize interactivity, sound, video, and animated motion graphics for the successful composition of interactive multimedia projects. Students will produce a final digital portfolio of their own work, both traditional and digital.
Week 1: Overview and course description is covered including grading, project assignments and Multimedia as it pertains to this class.
Lecture and Demo: Discuss the 4 basic windows: Score, Cast, Stage and Control Panel.
Project 1: Multimedia Canned Project into Director (5 points)
Homework: Read Chapters 1-3 of the class textbook.
Week 2: Create a (3) page interface (5 points)
Lecture and Demo: Five elements of multimedia: Animation, sound, graphics, text, and video.
Week 3: Animation I (5 points)
Lecture and Demo: Three types of animation: Cast to time, film loop, and tweening.
Week 4: Continued work in Animation (5 points)
Lecture and Demo: Zooming, rotating, duplicating, animating sprites using tools in the score and applying the behaviors library animation scripts to sprites.
Week 5: MIDTERM (10 points): Written test on all info to date plus students must create a 2 page interface, designed in Photoshop and played in Director. Closed book and notes.
Week 6: Adobe Premier Movie Trailer (5 points)
Lecture and Demo: Use provided captured video to edit and create a movie trailer.
Week 7: Sound Forge (5 points)
Lecture and Demo: Record 15 seconds from a CD on soundForge.
Lecture: Final Project Digital Art Portfolio
Week 8: Final Project: Build interface screens
Lab Time in Class: Create all pages, buttons and rollovers in Adobe Photoshop.
Homework: If adding artwork, scan all images and save onto disk.
Week 9: Continued work on Final Project: Start in Director
Lab time in class: Import into Director: pages, buttons, add behaviors and animation.
Week 10: Continued work on Final Project: Test and debug project
Lab time in class: Check navigation between pages, buttons, rollover buttons, animation, and overall presentation of digital movie.
Homework: Burn Final Project onto CD (optional).
Week 11: Present Final Project for Grade
Attendance: each day you get two (2) points for being on time. If you are tardy, you get 1 point. Absent, zero. It may not seem like much, but its worth 20% of your final grade.
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