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Introduction to Multimedia

Due Date: August 17


Multimedia: the combination of various audio/visual disciplines that surrounds us every day, usually in combination to create a singular experience that is intended to truly stimulate the senses of the observer. During the early days of common computer use, multimedia was touted as the next great stage of technological evolution, though today it is so often disacknowledged because it has always been there. Thus, it is also often misunderstood and the typical user mystified as to how it actually works.

In this course, the student will become acquainted with the inner workings of how Multimedia is created, assembled, and packaged in such a way that their end product reaches their intended target, with their intended product providing the end result to said target audience.

Objectives of Multimedia

    • Learn the fundamentals of design
    • Exercise the "Create-on-Demand" discipline
    • Master design/software organizational procedures and strategies
    • Develop/Design end-products for a prospective client by meeting client demands
    • Advanced study of image-manipulation
    • Application of sofware suite functionality
    • Expression of the self through a visual medium
    • Use file sharing for collaboration with other students, via the school network, in order to enhance efficiency
    • To establish an understanding of technological impacts and capabilities, as well as observe trends and changes, in the design/visual medium world

      Here is Assignment #1

      • Create a new folder (on your student drive) and label it “Multimedia”
      • Create a new folder in the Multimedia folder you just created and label it “Classroom Policy
      • On the menu bar at the top of this webpage, click on the “Home” tab and then select “Classroom Policy
      • Read the Classroom Policy
      • Create a new MS Word document and write a 6-8 sentence statement declaring which classroom policy you feel is your personal favorite, the most important, or maybe even has the most long-term effects on your immediate future (Be sure to use proper sentences, punctuation, spelling, etc)..
      • Save your MS Word document as "Classroom Policy Assignment.doc" in your "Classroom Policy" folder

      Here is Assignment #2

      • Create a new folder in the Multimedia folder you just created and label it “Grading Policy
      • On the menu bar at the top of this webpage, click on the “Home/Resources” tab and then select “Grading Policy
      • Scroll to the bottom of the page and read the "The Grading Policy (Communications/Multimedia)" section
      • Create a new MS Word document and write a two sentence statement that describes how the 'Salvage Date" works, regarding future assignments and projects
      • Save your MS Word document as "Grading Policy Assignment.doc" in your "Grading Policy" folder

      Here is Assignment #3

      • Create a new folder in your Multimedia folder and title it "Save Your Work"
      • Read the following webpage regarding Save Your Work (Where/What/How
      • Create a new Word document and answer these questions
      • What file type are Adobe Illustrator files supposed to be saved as (natively)?
      • What file type are Adobe Photoshop files supposed to be saved as (natively)?
      • Write a short answer essay on what the difference is between a "project" file and a "rendered" file - do not copy and paste these answers. Your original and authentic response will illustrate your true understanding of the question.
      • Write a short answer essay on why we "import" and "export" files.
      • Save your MS Word document as "Save Your Work.doc" in your "Save Your Work" folder.

Standards:
STL 12 - Students will develop the abilites to use and maintain technological products and systems

    • Follow step-by-step instructions
    • Use computers to access and organize information
    • Operate Systems