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Multimedia: Making it Work, Seventh Edition



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Thoroughly Updated for the Latest Advances in Multimedia Learn the fundamental concepts and essential skills required for a successful career in multimedia from this bestselling guide. Multimedia: Making It Work, Seventh Edition shows you how to use text, images, sound, and video to deliver compelling messages and content in meaningful ways. You will learn to design, organize, and produce multimedia projects such as CD-ROMs, DVDs, and professional web sites. Each chapter includes step-by-step instructions, full-color illustrations and screenshots, self-quizzes, and hands-on projects. Inside this book, you will learn how to: Master the building blocks of multimedia, including text, images, audio, video, and animation Record, process, and edit digital audio Work with bitmap, vector, and 3-D images Create vivid computer animations Shoot and edit digital video Select the best hardware, software, and authoring tools for your needs Design dynamic Web content Determine the scope and cost of a multimedia project Acquire the appropriate content and best talent Prepare and deliver a professional multimedia project Each chapter includes: Learning objectives Full-color illustrations Helpful notes, tips, and warnings Chapter summaries and key term lists End-of-chapter quizzes and lab projects

Author Biography

Tay Vaughn is a recognized authority and pioneer in the area of multimedia. He is president of Timestream, Inc., a multiformat CD-ROM design and development company. He is the bestselling author of the previous editions of this book.

Table of Contents

1 What is Multimedia?

2 Introduction to Making Multimedia

3 Multimedia Skills

4 Text

5 Sound

6 Images

7 Animation

8 Video

9 Hardware

10 Basic Software Tools

11 Multimedia Authoring Tools

12 The Internet and How It Works

13 Tools for the World Wide Web

14 Designing for the World Wide Web

15 Planning and Costing

16 Designing and Producing

17 Content and Talent

18 Delivering

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