We want to make good use of student created websites. Plan to have a major tab devoted to creating your media portfolio.
You will need to include examples of flash projects you have created, examples of video that you can link to you tube video you have uploaded, and space to develop research topics of interest that you explore.
Think of the website as a place for you to share your best creations. You want something that will demonstrate what you know how to do or will show someone else how to do it.
Go to Portfolio Page CLICK HERE
Intro to Media
Media class is really about motion graphics -- using computer technology to create movement with images.
Class often starts with the prezi below which overviews what we will be doing during the semester.
Creating a png file with clear background: Sometimes you want to separate the subject of an image from the background.
First, open the image in photo shop.
Make a copy of the original background. Turn off the bottom, original background. Then, cut out the image: use the eraser tool or use the pen tool or use the selection tool. If you want everything except what you select, choose SELECT, Inverse. Then delete.
Lastly, do a file save as and save the new image as a png file. Done.
With Flash the action is in the tween. Essentially, the animation depends on the ability of things to move. And creating that movement or motion can be streamlined by learning how to use tweens.
In FLASH there are three basic tweens: shape, motion, and classic.
Shape tweens take ungrouped elements and allow them to morph from one shape to another over time. We can change PHS to Seahawk with a shape tween like below.
A second and third type of tween are motions tweens, both classic and regular. They normally involve movement or changing the character of an image. For example we can make an object change position