Authoring & Multimedia

Miss Martins’ reflections on a professional development workshop on ‘Authoring and Multimedia’

Multimedia

Combination of two or more elements of text, images, sound, or animation.

Authoring

Creating something that becomes your own. Multimedia authoring refers to creating a form of multimedia which allows the audience to become involved.

Software

iMovie – video editing software that allows images, video, and audio to be imported, and includes a variety of audio and video effects.

  • View iMovie video tutorials here

Windows Movie Maker – video editing software for Microsoft Windows that contains features such as effects, transitions, titles/credits, audio track, timeline narration.

Fireworks – a graphics editor, which includes the capability of creating animated slideshows.

  • View Fireworks Slideshow Tutorial Here
  • Download a Free Trial of Adobe Fireworks Here

PhotoStory – afree application that allows users to create a show and tell presentation.

  • A step by step guide on how to create a Photo Story Document. View this as a PDF: Here
  • (Source: Jakesonline.org)
  • Download a free copy from the Microsoft Download Center: Here

Online Tools

Animoto – a web application that produces videos using the images and music you choose.

  • View a guide on how to use Animoto here
  • Go directly to Animoto and create a video here

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