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Spring 2011 Course Syllabus

IMED-1301-70 (Intro Multimedia)

Faculty Information
SemesterSpring 2011
InstructorGranger, Althea Diane
Phone(409) 984-6572
E-mailgrangead@lamarpa.edu
Department
Business and Technology
Chair:Michael Trahan
Telephone:(409) 984-6378
E-mail:trahanma@lamarpa.edu
Office
Hours:MWF 11-1, M 1-3, TR 3:30-4:30
Building:Cosmetology Annex (COSA)
Room #:101
Course Information
Course ID #10165
Course Subject-Number-SectionIMED-1301-70
Course TitleIntro Multimedia
Course Description A survey of the theories, elements, and hardware/software components of digital media. Emphasis on conceptualizing and producing digital media presentations.
Course Prerequisites None
Required Textbooks Adobe Photoshop CS4, ISBN: 978-1-4239-9940-9 Adobe Flash CS4, ISBN: 978-1-4390-3965-6
Learning Objectives Utilize the elements and hardware/software components of multimedia; produce an interactive multimedia presentation; select optimal multimedia strategies for various delivery systems; and examine multimedia industry career opportunities
Major Assignments Skills Review

Concepts Review

Real Life Challenge

Visual Workshop

Unit A Exam

Skills Review

Concepts Review

Real World Challenge

Visual Workshop

Unit B Exam

Skills Review

Concepts Review

Real World Challenge

Visual Workshop

Unit C Exam

Skills Review

Concepts Review

Real World Challenge

Visual Workshop

Unit D Exam

Skills Review

Concepts Review

Real World Challenge

Visual Workshop

Unit E Exam

Skills Review

Concepts Review

Real World Challenge

Visual Workshop

Unit F Exam

Skills Review

Concepts Review

Real World Challenge

Visual Workshop

Unit G Exam

Skills Review

Concepts Review

Real World Challenge

Visual Workshop

Unit F Exam

Skills Review

Concepts Review

Independent Challenge 1

Independent Challenge 2

Unit A Exam

Skills Review

Concepts Review

Independent Challenge 1

Independent Challenge 2

Unit B Exam

Skills Review

Concepts Review

Independent Challenge 1

Independent Challenge 2

Unit C Exam

Skills Review

Concepts Review

Independent Challenge 1

Independent Challenge 2

Unit D Exam

Skills Review

Concepts Review

Independent Challenge 1

Independent Challenge 2

Unit E Exam

Skills Review

Concepts Review

Independent Challenge 1

Independent Challenge 2

Unit F Exam

Skills Review

Concepts Review

Independent Challenge 1

Independent Challenge 2

Unit G Exam

Skills Review

Independent Challenge 1

Unit H Exam

Final Exam

Discussion Topics Unit A: Getting Started with Photoshop CS4

•        Define photo editing software

•        Start Photoshop and view the workspace

•        Use the Zoom tool and the Hand tool

•        Save a document and understand file formats

•        Understand and change resolution

•        Change image size

•        Create a new document

•        Transform the canvas

•        Crop an image

Unit B: Selecting Pixels

•        Use the Marquee tools

•        Use the Lasso tools

•        Use the Magic Wand tool

•        Save and load selections

•        Work with and save alpha channels

•        Understand anti-aliased edges

•        Work with a feathered edge

•        Refine selection edges

Unit C: Working with Layers

•        Work with the Layers panel

•        Merge layers and manipulate opacity

•        Duplicate, delete, and paste new layers

•        Scale artwork

•        Flip and rotate artwork

•        Add an Outer Glow layer style

•        Add a Drop Shadow layer style

•        Work with a layer mask

Unit D: Working with Type and Gradients

•        Set type

•        Lock transparent pixels

•        Create bevel and emboss effects on type

•        Apply gloss contours to layer styles

•        Create a double emboss effect

•        Apply a gradient

•        Create a new gradient

•        Clip a gradient into type

•        Clip imagery into type

•        Fade type

Unit E: Improving Images with Adjustment Layers

•        Understand grayscale

•        Investigate a grayscale image

•        Use the Brightness/Contrast adjustment

•        Adjust black and white points with levels

•        Adjust the midpoint with levels

•        Investigate an RGB image

•        Use the Color Balance adjustment

•        Use the Vibrance adjustment

Unit F: Working with Brushes and Color Effects

•        Create custom brushes

•        Paint with automatic brush strokes

•        Paint a complex mask

•        Understand the color picker

•        Modify color with the Hue/Saturation adjustment

•        Use the Replace Color dialog box

•        Use the Black & White adjustment

•        “Colorize” a Black & White adjustment

Unit G: Creating Special Effects

•        Create custom brushes

•        Paint with automatic brush strokes

•        Paint a complex mask

•        Understand the color picker

•        Modify color with the Hue/Saturation adjustment

•        Use the Replace Color dialog box

•        Use the Black & White adjustment

•        “Colorize” a Black & White adjustment

Spring Break – No Classes

Unit H: Improving Productivity

•        Use the Image Processor

•        Create and run an action

•        Batch process an action

•        Use the History panel

•        Create a snapshot and use the History Brush tool

•        Clone with the Clone Stamp tool

•        Clone with the Healing Brush tool

•        Experiment with cloning options

Unit A: Getting Started with Adobe Flash

•        Understand Adobe Flash

•        Start Adobe Flash CS4

•        View the Flash workspace

•        Arrange the workspace

•        Open a document and play a movie

•        Understand the Timeline

•        Add a layer and element

•        Use Help and exit Flash

Unit B: Creating Graphics and Text

•        Understand vector and bitmap graphics

•        Create a new document

•        Set tool options and create a shape

•        Reshape an object

•        Select and modify a shape

•        Copy and transform an object

•        Use design panels

•        Create text

•        Modify text

Unit C: Using Symbols and the Library Panel

•        Understand vector and bitmap graphics

•        Understand the Library panel

•        Create a symbol

•        Add instances to the Stage

•        Edit an instance

•        Edit a symbol

•        Organize the Library panel

Unit D: Creating Animation

•        Understand animation

•        Use frames

•        Create a motion tween

•        Create and copy a motion path

•        Use easing

•        Add nested symbols to a movie clip

•        Animate nested symbols

•        Create frame-by-frame animation

•        Create a shape tween

•        Use shape hints

Unit E: Optimizing and Publishing a Movie

•        Optimize a movie

•        Understand publish settings

•        Publish a movie for the Web

•        Create and export a publish profile

•        Export a QuickTime movie

•        Create a projector file

•        Export image files

Unit F: Creating Buttons and Using Media

•        Understand buttons and states

•        Create a button symbol

•        Edit button states

•        Add text to a button

•        Understand sound

•        Add sound to a button

•        Understand video

Unit G: Using ActionScript 3.0

•        Understand ActionScript 3.0

•        Add a stop action to a movie

•        Add a play action to a button

•        Copy and modify code

•        Test code

•        Open a Web site from a button

•        Add comments to code

Unit H: Integrating Flash with Other Programs

•        Understand Flash integration

•        Import a Fireworks PNG file into Flash

•        Use roundtrip editing

•        Import a Photoshop PSD file into Flash

•        Edit a Photoshop image from Flash

•        Insert a Flash movie into Dreamweaver

•        Edit a Flash movie from Dreamweaver

Understand copyright

Attendance Policy Research has shown a cause and effect relationship between attendance and college success. Should a student be absent for an exam, he/she will be required to take a makeup exam at the instructor convenience. It is the student’s responsibility to schedule the makeup exam. Should a student miss a class, it will be his/her responsibility to make up the work on his/her own time. All projects are due on the date assigned, even if the student is absent that day or prior to the assignment. Late work will not be accepted.
Determination of Final Grade Assignments, Projects, and Attendance         40 %

16 Unit Exams                                        50%

Final Exam                                        10%

Total                                                100%

Final Exam Date May 17, 2011 - 8:00 AM
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 Facility  Policies

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        Only students enrolled in the course are allowed in the classroom.

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