COURSES :: ME120.724 :: digital imaging V - web animation & interactivity


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    Offered: First Quarter, Second Year in addition to "The Portfolio" course
    Instructors: Jennifer E. Fairman, Assistant Professor, Lead Instructor
    Michael Linkinhoker, Adjunct Instructor
    Credits: 3 credit hours


    Theory and techniques for creation of dynamic vector animation and interactivity, optimized for electronic presentation media, including web and CD or DVD presentation.


    COURSE objectives


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

  • UNDERSTAND THE NUTS AND BOLTS OF FLASH:
      Secure a working knowledge of basic animation and interactivity and the ability to incorporate previous learned tasks of production process, including, outline and script, storyboard, audio and image production and implementation.
  • CREATE VECTOR ANIMATION
      Understand the principles of vector-based animation and authoring application Flash CS4
      Create didactic animation sequence for electronic publication.
  • ADD INTERACTIVITY
      Using Buttons
      Utilizing ActionScript
      Create the beginnings of an electronic portfolio
  • PUBLISH AND OPTIMIZE
      animation and portfolio application for web or on CD or DVD


    resources


    Course syllabus, Macintosh or PC computer hardware and software, specifically Flash CS3, Flash CS3 Help and Tutorials, other Adobe software, removable media, scanners, Ethernet/internet connectivity, stylus-based input devices, CD-ROM drives, laser and color printers. Software manuals, tutorials, and third-party books and handouts on various computer topics will also be made available.


    COURSE assignments


    Students will further develop their skills through class lectures/demonstrations, tutorials and class exercises, including:

  • In-class demos and tutorials
  • Choosing a topic to animate
  • Creating base-art in Flash and Adobe Illustrator/Photoshop
  • Choreographing animation in Flash FLA files
  • Adding interactivity with basic ActionScript
  • Introducing Navigation and Electronic Portfolios
  • Rendering SWFs for publication or broadcast


    COURSE evaluation

  • 1:1 faculty-student interface
  • Interim class critiques
  • Written critique on final project
  • Review of storyboards
  • Final grade


    schedule


    Refer to 1st year calendars and syllabi.


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