Monday, December 19, 2011

What is Multimedia?

My friends and I did a small project for assignment 2 which has the title what is multimedia?

Inside the video there will be some brief example of what is considered as multimedia... We've done this project for the whole day and finally came up with something as below... Do enjoy it ya... :D

This project is to create an animation using many keyframes taken from a camera. The frames are played back in one frame per second. This gives the illusion that the object shown is moving as there are small changes in each frames. All the frames were shot and saved in JPG high quality images to ensure that the animation produced is clear. The content of the animation is about “What is Multimedia?” The software used is Windows Live Movie Maker which can be found in every computer that has Windows operating system installed.

Multimedia actually consists of several elements. They include:
1. Text
2. Color
3. Image
4. Sound
5. Video
6. Animation

The content of the text consists of many characters that make up the words, punctuations, symbols and so on to convey different meanings and messages. Text is a very basic element in multimedia and almost everyone can understand it easily when reading it.

There are three main colors used in multimedia animation. They are red, green and blue (RGB). By using colors, multimedia presentation becomes much more attractive compared with black and white which is very dull.

Images are a combination of many pixels arranged neatly and compactly to form a certain picture. Pixels which are arranged more compactly will produce images which look much smoother and will not look pixilated.

Sound is produced when an object vibrates and the waveform produced during the vibration travels through a medium which is usually air and reaches the listener’s ears. A video without any sound is not able to attract viewers as it lacks the element of excitement.

In video the synchronization of the frames and the sound must be accurate or else the video will look awkward. The video created in this project is saved in wmv format. For animation to run smoothly more key frames are needed. This is because an object seen by the human eyes remains on the retina for a short moment after viewing. This creates a visual illusion of movement to the viewer.

Our project starts off with the introduction of the text followed by three examples of color which are black, blue and red. After that, seven samples of images taken by us were displayed. For the sound section, a guy who was singing ‘Do Re Mi’ was asked by his friends to stop because they could not stand him. A short clip of the video was taken from the recording of a dance concert held this year. The video was synchronized with music being played and this makes the whole video smoother to watch. The last part of animation is about two stick man fighting and at the end, one of them was knocked out. Many different frames were drawn and then combined together to form an animation. The whole project is produced by us. We would like to give credit to Hot Challe for the usage of his song “Tonight Tonight”

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