Spring 2003 Course calendar this will be updated as the semester progresses

 Date    Course Content Links for
Prepare for next session/Lab  Deliverables


January 13

Intro to Multimedia Production.

Profile of participants.

Overview lecture.

Housekeeping items.

Setup preferences for class.


If you haven't bought your book yet- the bookstore has them. You'll be working in it next session! Finish up Chapter 1 by next meeting. Read and completer any exercises in Prelude and Chapter 1 in text, pp.1-33 in class
January 20 MLK Holiday- no classes- how about this- a vacation so soon!   Work ahead if you like- chapter 2 is next  

January 27

Discussion of Rationale, Goals, Audience, Technical concerns.

Review Prelude and Chapter 1 in text, pp.1-33 in class

Complete tutorial 1:Director Windows

Review website from last time

Fill out feedback form and submit as an attendance check!

Finish up Chapter 2 by next meeting if you didn't finish in class  

February 3

Quiz One- Director interface- take in class.

Discuss "idea" versus "concept".

Discuss audience analysis.

Intro to Multimedia design- (handout).

Download graphic1

graphic 2

Intro to animation- Tutorial (2)

Review-Q and A over chapter 2 in class




Send me feedback. this week with beginning thoughts for proposed project.

Complete chapter 3 by next meeting

 DATE    Course Content  Links Prepare for next class  Deliverables

February 10


Review- chapter 3 in class

Inventory lists.

Tutorial 3

Feedback form- assignment 2

Organizing your content and planning navigation- lecture and examples

handout- Multimedia Project storyboard.

Page Elements


Be sure to bring the storyboard handout next meeting- we will go through it...after the holiday


Finish chapter 4 by our next meeting.

Project idea- if you have given me multiple ideas, narrow it down to the one you want to do. To give me other feedback.
February 17
  President's Day Holiday! No Class!    

February 24



Chapter 4- Introducing interactivity- review in class. What is Lingo and Behaviors?

Tell me a story-Storyboarding examples

Step by step through a storyboard.

Intro to Shockwave

I found a tutorial site on the web I haven't seen before. Check it out.

Lab- work on chapter 5 in class.


Finish Chapter 5 by next week if you didn't get through it in class.  

March 3

Interface design and useability lecture and examples.

short review of chapter 5

Tutorial 4- now optional

Making it multimedia

Standards Document overview.

See announcements


More example interfaces



Complete tutorial 4- optional

Complete chapter 6 by our next meeting

Standards document does not have to be turned in.
March 10
  Spring Break- No Class!   Take it easy or use this time to catch up!  

March 17

Lab-complete ch. 6 or work on resources while individuals meet with instructor

Checkpoint- We will look at your progress on your project workbooks. You will defend you project to me, the client.



Finish chapter 6 by our next meeting.

work on designs

defend storyboards

Project objectives /outline due-defend storyboards
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 March 24  

Rollover example movie

Work on projects- from now on you will have time each night to work on projects- bring your resources with you!




Finish chapter 7 by our next meeting.

Work on Project

  DATE     Course Content  Links  Prepare for next class  Deliverables

March 31

Look at rollover example movie from last week's links.

Work on projects

Video capture demo


Work on Project



April 7

Chapter 7 review. That completes book One!

Look at using Director movies as a template.

Build a rollover button. Tutorial 5

Copyright and protecting your work.

Work on projects

  You are not responsible for book 2- that is Intermediate Director. We will however go over some of the basics of book 2 in class to suit your interests.  
 April 14  

Overview Book 2 in class.

Quiz 2

 Work on projects

Work on Project Quiz 2 in class
April 21  

Here are shocked examples of tutorials and educational shockwave links for your future use


Packaging a project



Work on Project  
 April 28  

Class Critique of ideas and work .

Work on Projects

  Work on Project  
May 5   Work night   Work and finalize projects  
May 12  

FINAL-Turn in Projects.

You should bring your packaged project, workbook and an open code director file for me to review. I will complete the rubric and email a copy of how you did along with a final grade.

  Note: there will be no discussion or work on projects done tonight- Just bring in the deliverables and upload them to my Jaz drive and you will be free to leave.

Final Projects and project workbook turned in by 7:30 PM local time!

I will leave at that time.

  DATE    Course Content  Links  Prepare for next class  Deliverables