Chapter 1 Exploring the World of Multimedia
What is multimedia? • Multimedia is the integration of text, still and moving images, and sound by means of computer technology.
Words in Multimedia • Words can be: • Written • Spoken • Sung
Images in Multimedia • Images can be: • Drawings • Charts • Diagrams • Paintings • Photographs • Buttons • Animation or video
Sound in Multimedia • Sound, also called audio, can be: • Voice-over or narration • Sound effects • Music
Video in Multimedia • Video can be: • Live • Recorded
Multimedia Productions • What are the types of multimedia productions? • Presentations • Tutorials • Games • Simulations • Web pages
What are presentations? • Presentations are sequences of slides, also called pages or screens, that usually incorporate text, sound, graphics, and animation.
Presentations • Used by: • Businesses to present information • Teachers or students in classrooms
What are tutorials? • Tutorials are computer-based instructions that teach skills or procedures.
Tutorials • Can be used by: • Businesses to train their employees • Schools and colleges to teach or review subject matter
What are simulations? • Simulations are computer-based models of real-life situations.
Simulations • Can be used for: • Training • Entertaining • Informing
Games • Can be used for: • Entertaining • Training
Web Pages • Can be used for: • Entertainment • Information • Training • Reference • Research
The Development of Multimedia • Graphics • drawing painting photography digital photography • Audio • speech music recording sound and music broadcasting • Movies and Television • film video digital video
Computer Technology • Computers have become smaller, cheaper, and more powerful. • Desktop computers • Laptop computers • Personal digital assistants (PDAs)
The Value of Multimedia in Society • Multimedia has become a valuable resource for education, business, and leisure and recreation.
Uses of Multimedia • Education • To learn in new and stimulating ways • Business • To share resources, deliver information, train employees, and advertise goods and services • Leisure and Recreation • To play video games, surf the Internet, and plan leisure time