Final Projects for Flash
Ok, it is time to show me what you have learned in Flash. You will have a few (or more: if have have another idea talk to me) choices, which means at least one of them should interest you. You are required to do an outline/story board to help in your planning stage of this project. Not doing one of them is not an option since your grade will be greatly affected by this project (60% of your Quarter 3 grade). Project is due Thursday, March 12, 2015. (Points will be deducted for students who are not working in class.) Presentations will be Friday, March 13, 2015.
Project: Design and create an animated cartoon, quiz, interactive informational animation, game, video game (or simulation) or childrens' book using flash. You can have fun with this so use your creative ability (within school acceptability). I have a pad and stylist pen (Wacom) for those of you who would like to free draw your cartoon using this instead of the mouse (also the large screens in the back). There is a big market for computer generated animators.
1. The goal in publishing a flash cartoon is to provide the most effective playback for the intended audience. This requires that you pay special attention to the download time and playback speed.
2. Within your cartoon you may find yourself wanting to use a logo or image that originated in another application (Photoshop or Illustrator). All graphics must have been created by you!
3. For the best file compressing you will need to use symbols. Most large Macromedia Flash documents include many movie clip symbols. Using movie clips helps you better manage your document by breaking down complex tasks into smaller components, and also lets you reuse content and reduce file size. Another advantage to movie clips is you can use actions with them, allowing you greater control over the objects on the stage. I will need to see extensive use of button, graphic and movie symbols.
4. Don't forget to use both frame and motion animation where necessary.