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Storytelling with Flash CS3 Professional

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  • Copyright 2009
  • Edition: 1st
  • eBook (Watermarked)
  • ISBN-10: 0-321-49695-7
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-321-49695-9

This rich media PDF includes 91 short, embedded videos, .swf files and other downloads, templates, and hyperlinks. Acrobat Reader version 8.1.2 or later is required to view the files correctly.

Our Web-centric world allows us to tell stories in ways we’ve never been able to before. From the personalized stories on a blogger’s site to a corporation’s Web page that tells its own story to its public, stories on the Web have moved beyond using static words and straight video. The real power of storytelling comes in a blending of forms and can be harnessed best using Flash as the tool for mixing graphics with audio, for instance, or meshing video with interaction. And it’s not as complicated as you think!

Here to demystify Flash and explain how you can use it for creating great stories on the Web are two experienced Flash users and educators who include plenty of practical examples using clear, easy-to-follow steps. The written instruction is accompanied by almost 100 short videos that show and tell you how to add photos and transitions, work with audio and video, create interactivity, publish for the Web, and perform advanced techniques such as animating buttons and maps, creating modular navigation, and loading external content.

After learning all the steps for assembling your content into a Flash multimedia story, you can create and design your own page or use the authors’ provided templates to create the page. Whatever you choose, Storytelling with Flash CS3 Professional is a fun and easy way to learn Flash, the perfect tool for multimedia storytelling.

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Table of Contents


1. Preparing Your Story
What’s Good Flash Storytelling?
Assembling the Story

2. Flash Basics
The Flash Workspace
Library Symbols
Symbol Instances
Editing Symbols

3. Using Photos and Transitions
Motion Tweening
Importing the Image and Converting It to
a Symbol
Establishing the Keyframes and Changing
the Alpha
Applying the Motion Tween
Editing the Timing of Transitions
Summarizing the Rules of Motion Tweening

4. Working with Multiple Images
Importing Multiple Images
Distributing to Layers and Converting to
Establishing the Keyframes and Changing
the Alpha
Applying the Motion Tween
Changing the Transitions
Copying and Pasting

5. Refining the Presentation and Layout
Panning and Zooming
Simulating Video
Thinking About Layout

6. Adding Text
Static Text
Dynamic Text and Scrollable Text

7. Adding Audio
Narration, Interviews, Natural Sounds, and Music
Adding Sound to a Slideshow
Braiding: Using Audio for Transitions
Editing Audio Volume and Length

8. Adding Video
Progressive Download of Video
Embedded Video
Making Video Transitions

9. Creating Interactivity
Adding Buttons
Understanding ActionScript
Frame Labels
Actions Without Event Handlers
Skipping to an Animation

10. Advanced Techniques
Adding Animation to Buttons
Animating Maps and Graphs Using Masking
Adding Modular Navigation Using the
Movie Clip
Loading External Content

11. Publishing for the Web
Publish Settings

12. Flash Templates
Template 1: Navigate on Timeline
Template 2: Load External Content
Using the Templates For Your Story


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