Chapter 3 Multimedia Skills Overview n Members of

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Chapter 3 -Multimedia Skills

Chapter 3 -Multimedia Skills

Overview n Members of a multimedia team. n Roles and responsibilities in a multimedia

Overview n Members of a multimedia team. n Roles and responsibilities in a multimedia team.

Members of a Multimedia Team n A team of skilled individuals is required to

Members of a Multimedia Team n A team of skilled individuals is required to create a good multimedia project. n Team building refers to activities that help a group and its members function at optimum levels. n The diverse range of skills required for a project is called the multimedia skillset.

Members of a Multimedia Team A multimedia team consists of the following: n Project

Members of a Multimedia Team A multimedia team consists of the following: n Project manager. n Multimedia designer. n Interface designer. n Writer. n Video specialist.

Members of a Multimedia Team A multimedia team consists of the following (continued): n

Members of a Multimedia Team A multimedia team consists of the following (continued): n Audio specialist. n Multimedia programmer. n Producer for the Web. n Computer programmers.

Roles and Responsibilities in a Multimedia Team The project manager is responsible for: n

Roles and Responsibilities in a Multimedia Team The project manager is responsible for: n The overall development, implementation, and day-to-day operations of the project. n The design and management of a project. n Understanding the strengths and limitations of hardware and software. n Ensuring people skills and organizational skills. n Conveying information between the team and the client.

Roles and Responsibilities in a Multimedia Team Multimedia designer - This team consists of:

Roles and Responsibilities in a Multimedia Team Multimedia designer - This team consists of: n Graphics designers, illustrators, animators, and image processing specialists who deal with visuals, thereby making the project appealing and aesthetic. n Instructional designers, are specialist in education or training and make sure that the subject matter is presented clearly for the target audience.

Roles and Responsibilities in a Multimedia Team Multimedia designer - This team consists of

Roles and Responsibilities in a Multimedia Team Multimedia designer - This team consists of (continued): n Interface designers, who devise the navigational pathways and content maps. n Information designers, who structure content, determine user pathways and feedback, and select presentation media.

Roles and Responsibilities in a Multimedia Team An interface designer is responsible for: n

Roles and Responsibilities in a Multimedia Team An interface designer is responsible for: n Creating a software device that organizes content, allows users to access or modify content, and presents that content on the screen. n Building a user-friendly interface.

Roles and Responsibilities in a Multimedia Team A multimedia writer is responsible for: n

Roles and Responsibilities in a Multimedia Team A multimedia writer is responsible for: n Creating characters, actions, point of view, and interactivity. n Writing proposals and test screens. n Scripting voice-overs and actors' narrations.

Roles and Responsibilities in a Multimedia Team A video specialist needs to understand: n

Roles and Responsibilities in a Multimedia Team A video specialist needs to understand: n The delivery of video files on CD, DVD, or the Web. n How to shoot quality video. n How to transfer the video footage to a computer. n How to edit the footage down to a final product using digital nonlinear editing system (NLE).

Roles and Responsibilities in a Multimedia Team An audio specialist is responsible for: n

Roles and Responsibilities in a Multimedia Team An audio specialist is responsible for: n Locating and selecting suitable music talent. n Scheduling recording sessions. n Digitizing and editing recorded material into computer files.

Roles and Responsibilities in a Multimedia Team Multimedia programmer, also called a software engineer:

Roles and Responsibilities in a Multimedia Team Multimedia programmer, also called a software engineer: n Integrates all the multimedia elements into a seamless project, using authoring systems or programming language. n Writes codes for the display of multimedia elements, and to control various peripheral devices. n Manages timings, transitions, and record keeping.

Roles and Responsibilities in a Multimedia Team Multimedia producer for the Web: n Web

Roles and Responsibilities in a Multimedia Team Multimedia producer for the Web: n Web site producers put together a coordinated set of pages for the Web. n They also co-ordinate updates and changes.

Summary n The diverse skills required to create a multimedia project is called the

Summary n The diverse skills required to create a multimedia project is called the multimedia skillset. n Team building refers to activities that help a group and its members function at optimum levels of performance. n Roles and responsibilities are assigned to each team member in a multimedia project.