Designing for Multimedia

Following is the presentation I created for the podCamp 2011 session on Have a Plan: Designing for Multimedia. My topic focused on how to narrow your ideas into a focused presentation. It covers the main concepts covered in my Multimedia Design (Storyboarding & Scriptwriting) class.

Do you have any ideas on how I can make it better? Leave a comment.

Great example of text in animation

The following YouTube video illustrates a wonderful use of animated text to illustrate a message. I’m posting it as an example for my multimedia students. Uh… the message is pretty important too.

Pay particular attention to the use of the symbols being used to illustrate the text. Also, note the flow. The text appears on screen at the comfortable rate of reading the passages. Nice. The creator was not mentioned. I’d love to know who it was. If anyone knows, please post a comment.

The networked student

Linda Lyle, an instructional services specialist where I work, sent me a link to the following video by Wendy Drexler. It is a wonderful multimedia presentation illustrating the definition of a networked student. What I really like about it is the fact that it uses very simple “technology” to accomplish the sophisticated lesson. I believe that making effective use of technology is less about understanding how to use complicated features of presentation software, but rather communicating your idea clearly using the tools you have. Nice job Wendy.