Flash Webisode Production Handbook

Flash Webisode Production Handbook

by John Moore, John B. Moore
     
 

With the power of Flash, your Web presentations ans information can be fun and interactive. Using streaming animations, or Webisodes, you can entertain, educate, and promote to your audience easily and effectively.

Written for artists illustrators, multimedia developers, and Web developers, The Flash Webisode Production Handbook provides usefulSee more details below

Overview

With the power of Flash, your Web presentations ans information can be fun and interactive. Using streaming animations, or Webisodes, you can entertain, educate, and promote to your audience easily and effectively.

Written for artists illustrators, multimedia developers, and Web developers, The Flash Webisode Production Handbook provides useful insights and hands-on techniques that explain how to plan, create, and deploy Webisodes with Flash 5. Using cartoon examples, each chapter focuses on a specific part of the Flash development process and provides useful problem solving techniques for any type of production. Everything from how to create the story, to delivering your animation effectively is covered.

With Flash 5 as your authoring tool, and the guidelines provided in this book, you can learn how to produce animated short films, edutainment presentations, games, interactive greeting cards, and more.

Key Features

  • Details the issues involved in producing a Webisode from developing a story to putting it on the web
  • Covers Flash sound basics and how to use ACID to make loops
  • Explains how to optimize bitmapped images and create GIF animations using Fireworks
  • Teaches how to create tweened animations and how to integrate movie clips and graphic symbols
  • Covers advanced techniques, including lip synchronization and ActionScripting
  • Teaches interactiove ActionScripting for games, including a slider game, jigsaw puzzle, match game, find game, hangman and maze game
  • Covers deployment concerns including bandwidth issues and preloaders
  • Details how to optimize and secure your Webisodes

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781584500872
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
10/01/2001
Series:
Graphics Series
Pages:
407
Product dimensions:
7.44(w) x 9.22(h) x 0.99(d)

Table of Contents

What is a Webisode: Definition, Types of Webisodes, Push Technology, Tell Me a Story: Your Audience, Subject Matter, Storytelling Techniques, Assembling Graphics for Animation in Flash: Basics, Artwork Conversion, Importing Graphics into Flash, Applied Advanced Drawing Techniques, Using the Library for Productivity, Animating in Flash: Understanding Animation, Animation the Old-Fashioned Way, Using Motion Tween to Animate, Using Shape Tween to Morph, Including Sound in Your Animation, Using Layers in Your Animation, Animating Using Movie clip and Graphic Symbols, Adding Interactivity and Advanced Animation: Making Buttons for Your User to Click, Using Flashamp to Lip-Sync Animations, Putting it out on the Web: Deployment Methods, Creative Outlets, Appendixes: Production Resources, Sound Resources, Flash Resources, Glossary.

Author Biography: John Moore is a Media Producer and Developer at Funtymemedia, where he specializes in CD-ROM and interactive web production. He also works as Technical Editor for (Dreamweaver 4 Visual JumpStart) web related books and is a freelance Illustrator.

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