ARTNM404 Interactive Multimedia Basics :: American River College

Course Overview

Synopsis

Complete Syllabus

Class Meetings Thursdays
3:00pm—3:50pm LECTURE
4:00pm—4:50pm LAB
Session Spring 2013
Instructor Dawn Pedersen
Email [email protected]
Phone 916-320-1371

Course Description

This course introduces the design and delivery of rich interactive content suitable for graphical experiences across personal computers, mobile devices, and screens. Topics include generating interactivity between vector-based graphics, animation, integration of sound, raster graphics, and video. Industry standard workflow from image authoring to interactive authoring is discussed in detail. Visual design principles and interface design concepts are integrated into the making of portfolio-quality rich media projects.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • create images and animation using the basic features of a web authoring tool
  • create and modify simple objects using design principles
  • incorporate simple images on layers to form successful composition
  • integrate sound, video, and animation into a web page
  • produce interactive interface elements that utilize basic scripting capabilities
  • publish multimedia web projects to the Internet

Course Prerequisite

None.

Advisory: ARTNM 324, ARTNM 402, CISW 300, or CISW 310

Required Text

"Foundation Flash CS5 for Designers"
by Tom Green and Tiago Dias
2010, friendsofED
ISBN 978-1430229940

Supplies

  • Flash Drive. BACK UP YOUR WORK!
  • Access to a computer with Flash CS5 installed on it.
  • Internet connection & E-mail address

Course Outline

IMPORTANT NOTE: Assignments not completed in class will be assigned as homework. This schedule may change based on class experience and instructor’s discretion.

Week Class Date Topic Assignment Summary File Name Points Due Date
1 01-24-13 Intro to Flash Introductory Tutorials week1.zip 50 01-31-13
11:59pm
2 01-31-13 Building a Flash Movie Garden Garden.zip 50 02-07-13
11:59pm
3 02-07-13 Creating Artwork 1 Drawing Tutorials (continued) Week-2-Exercise-Files.zip 35 02-21-13
11:59pm
4 02-14-13 Creating Artwork 2
A Little Scene scene.fla 20
5 02-21-13 Working with Symbols Symbols Tutorials Symbol-Exercise-Files.zip 30 02-28-13
11:59pm
Animate a Logo animated-logo.fla 15
6 02-28-13 Shape Tweening Shape Tweening Tutorials

Shape-Tweening-
Exercise-Files.zip

15 03-07-13
11:59pm
Shape Tweens Shape
Tweens.fla
30
7 03-07-13 Classic Tweening Classic Tweening Tutorials Classic-Tweening-
Exercise-Files.zip
15 03-14-13
11:59pm
Lip Synching MakeHim
Talk.fla
15
8 03-14-13 Motion Tweening Motion Tweening Tutorials Motion-Tweening-
Exercise-Files.zip
15 03-21-13
11:59pm
Midterm Project midterm.zip 150
9 03-21-13 Building Buttons Building Buttons buttons.fla 45 04-04-13
11:59pm
Spring Break
10 04-04-13 Site Navigation with ActionScript Creating Website Navigation timeless_
blooms_
site_cs5.fla
20 04-11-13
11:59pm
Building a Dropdown Menu dropdown.fla 25
11 04-11-13 Creating a Website Interface Site Redesign redesign.fla 45 04-18-13
11:59pm
12 04-18-13 Working with Text Text Tutorials Text-Exercise-
Files.zip
15 04-25-13
11:59pm
Typography typography.fla 30
13 04-25-13 Working with Audio and Video Audio Tutorials audio-exercise-
files.zip
15 05-02-13
11:59pm
Load an External Video FlashVideo.zip 30
14 05-02-13 Adobe Edge Animate Edge Animate Tutorials edge-animate.zip 25 05-09-13
11:59pm
Preproduction Sketches and Notes preproduction.zip 20
15 05-09-13 Loading External Files and Publishing Final Project FinalProject.zip 250 05-16-13
11:59pm
16 05-16-13 No Class Meeting. Turn in Final Project remotely by end-of-day.