COM 205 Multimedia Applications

Fall 2004

TEXTS: Tay Vaughn, Multimedia: Making It Work, Sixth Edition, McGraw-Hill, Berkeley, CA, 2004. (ISBN: 0-07-223000-2)

Sherry Bishop, et. al., The Web Collection: Macromedia Flash MX 2004, Dreamweaver MX 2004, and Fireworks MX 2004, Course Technology, Boston, MA, 2004.

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Intro to Multimedia Design

What is Multimedia?

Intro to Making Multimedia

Multimedia Skills


Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3 ( George Lucas Foundation)

Multimedia Building Blocks

  1. Text 
  2. Sound
  3. Images
  4. Animation
  5. Video


Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

Chapter 8

Multimedia Hardware

MAC and Windows

Chapter 9


Multimedia Software

  1. Basic Design Characteristics
  2. Basic Software Tools 1) Text and Word

2) Paint, Animation, Image and Sound

  1. Authoring Tools (Director)




Chapter 10



Chapter 11 Design.ppt


Multimedia and the Internet

The Internet and How It Works

Chapter 12

Tools for the World Wide Web (WWW)

A.      Web Servers

B.     Browsers

C.     Dreamweaver MX

D.     Adobe Acrobat

E.     PowerPoint

Chapter 13


Dreamweaver Tutorials

Advanced Features

Designing for the WWW

Chapter 14



Assembling and Delivering a Project

  1. Planning and Costing
  2. Designing and Producing
  3. Content and Talent
  4. Delivering



Chapter 15

Chapter 16

Chapter 17

Chapter 18


Copyright Laws



Additional texts and references


Special Effects Titanic



General Resources and Tutorials

FLASH Tutorials

Web images and Design tools

Duke University Web Design