CURSO: MULTIMEDIA PARA LA ENSEÑANZA DE
WHAT DO I NEED TO CREATE MULTIMEDIA
Otto René Pérez
July 25, 2013
Wherever we go, we find different
applications of multimedia and
someone would ask how the
presentation or project including
special sound effects was made.
The goal of the present work is to
give an idea about what we can do
with the images and sound when
creating a multimedia project. Op.
HARD DRIVE SPACE
Software is the program or tool that we use to create multimedia
elements and it will depend on the complexity of the project, some of
these programs are already in the computer.
GRAPHIC SOFTWARE, for photos, pictures images and
BITMAP editors such as adobe photo shop, macromedia
fireworks and fractal design painter are used for the
creation of bitmaps, photos or painted images.
ILLUSTRATION or drawing programs like Paint shop pro,
Macromedia Free hand and adobe illustrator feature pen,
brush and spray painting tools.
Another characteristics of illustration are the ability to cut, paste, clone
and touch-up and drawing 3D editors: Specular Infiniti-D , Macromedia
Extreme 3-D and discreet Logic 3D ,Studio Max are used for animation.
DIGITIZING RECORDING EDITING
Movie shop, Movie cleaner , Adobe
after effects, media 100 are used for
video with special effects.
Word process software include office
packages, spreadsheet and
CREATING MULTIMEDIA PHOTO ALBUM
CREATING A CD-ROOM
A multimedia authoring
Some programs as:
• It is possible to find computer packages which are sold
with graphics programs and audio editing software pre-
loaded packages are sold with graphics programs and
audio editing software. Some programs are free (free
ware) or available for a trial period. Most of the
computers come with the basic components for a
It is a good idea to digitize all the elements at the highest possible quality, it
take up more memory and space but it will make it much easier to edit or
retouch them. Then it is possible to compress or make them smaller.
• Keep an original copy of each file.
• Take notes of changes made in every sound or video. It
will help when it is necessary to make the same effect
with other files.
Most of the images from a clip art gallery
are already in digital form, also the ones
from a digital camera. Some of them have
to be scanned as paper, postcards,
fabrics or leaves, a watch, jewelry etc. .
You should scan at
150 dpi or ppi at least.
• STEPS: Name the format. JPEF is a
commonly used format which does not
require too much disk space. TIFF is a
good format as is BITMAP but these take
up more space.
• STORE: the file in –scanner images-
• Use software packages to manipulate and
touch-up the photographs.
Resize the image Sharpen fuzzy
Create new images
using parts of others
To turn coloured photos into
black, white or sepia.
• MUSIC. Sets the mood,
• ILLUSTRATIONS: messages, narration, direct and
• SOUND EFFECT: Highlight points, i.e. drum roll
• STEPS: Open the audio, edit software, adjust the
settings to 16bit and 22.05 khz.
• CD quality sound is defined as 44khz but it takes up
a lot of disk space.
Many programs have similar
controls to regular home stereo
Make first takes to get a natural
and relaxed sounding narration
A WAV file is
Adjust the sound
Many audio editors allow to select sections of sound, cu them out and past or
copy in another section of the sound track. Sophisticated audio editors have all
the functions of a professional recording audio.
Each piece of audio edition software is different.
Many software packages have tutorials that will take you through the whole
process step by step.
Video clips contain both sound and
moving pictures, take a lot of free disk
space, since consuming about 2MB of
storage space per minute.
Use of video on web sites can be more problematic, as the quality will also
depend on the speed of the user’s internet connection.
VIDEO CLIPS CAN
One or two people
talking directly to the
camera.LIVE ACTION: A
running race, live
: A running race, live
A SHORT PLAY: It
involves actors, a director,
sound and lighting, etc.
TV video card send
pictures to the monitor
The video capture card accepts and
digitizes pictures from a VCR or
The software should let
adjust the volume or fade
the sound in and out for a
May editing programs
allow to add scrolling text
and create subtitles.