MULTIMEDIA What is Multimedia? What is Information?
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1 MULTIMEDIA What is Multimedia? What is Information? The word MULTIMEDIA is made up from two words, MULTI meaning more than one and MEDIA meaning a method of displaying or passing on information.So we can say that MULTIMEDIA means:more than one way of passing on information.What is Information?Information is something which TELLS us or INFORMS us of a fact or facts.Information comes in many forms :TEXT - Such as books, newspapers, magazines etc.GRAPHICS - which can come in the form of photographs, drawings, diagrams, charts and graphs.SOUND - Music, spoken words and sound effects can be recorded and played back in a multimedia document.VIDEO -Movies can be built in to a multimedia document.What do we need?To present Multimedia information the basic requirements areHardwareComputer System with the following featuresFast processorLots of memoryEnough hard disk space for the program and filesHigh quality monitorCD Rom DriveSpeakersSoftwareMultimedia program e.g. PowerPoint
2 Additional Features Hardware Software How does it all go together? A good multimedia system would also include many or all of the following :-HardwareInput DevicesScannerMicrophoneDigital stills cameraVideo cameraOutput DevicesHigh quality colour printerLarge screen monitorDigital projectorBacking StorageDVD Rom driveUSB Flash driveSoftwareScanning softwarePhoto editing softwareDrawing and Painting packagesClip Art and Photo filesMovie, Video and Sound filesHow does it all go together?Just as you would do a project or a report by writing and drawing pictures on pages in your jotter, multimedia uses pages called slides with areas for text, pictures, movies and sound clips.In your jotter the text cannot be moved around, but with multimedia each item can be positioned, then moved and resized to fit in with the other items on the slide. The multimedia slides can then be displayed on screen one after the other as a Slide Show.
3 Review Questions 1. Explain what is meant by the term MULTIMEDIA. 2. State FOUR different types of information.3. List FOUR HARDWARE features necessary for a computer system to present MULTIMEDIA.4. Name a SOFTWARE package suitable for MULTIMEDIA presentations.5. A good multimedia system would include other HARDWAREName an additional INPUT deviceOUTPUT deviceSTORAGE device6. List 3 items of SOFTWARE necessary to create a multimedia presentation.7. Describe a multimedia SLIDE.8. What advantages are there in creating a report using multimedia ratherthan writing it in your jotter?9. What do you call a sequence of ‘pages’ in a multimedia presentation?
4 Level 1 task - Instructions Switch on computer and log onSelect: ProgramsMicrosoft Office 2010Microsoft Powerpoint 20103 From the Slides section of the Home tab toolbar, select LayoutSelect the Two Content layoutType your name into the title boxClick on the left box and type a description of a multimediacomputer - a few lines will doClick once on the Clip Art icon in the right hand sidebox to access clip artSelect a suitable picture of a computer and double click to place itonto your slideSave your page into your My Documents folder using the nameLEVEL 1 TASK10 Click the File button click Print to check that your slide is ready to print. Print Preview is displayed on the right hand side.DO NOT PRESS PRINT!!!Click File to leave Print Preview / Print screen
5 Level 2 task - Instructions Open Microsoft Powerpoint (if not already running).From the Slides section Select the Two Content LayoutClick Design & choose a theme from those on displayType your name into the title boxClick on the left hand box and type a short description of yourselfClick on the Clip Art symbol (in the left hand box) then click on Clip art on Office Online.Type SMILEY in the Search box and choose a smiley which you think best represents your personality.Click on the picture to select, then COPY and PASTE onto your slide.Adjust size if necessary.Run the slideshow presentationSave your slideshow as LEVEL 2 TASK.Click File click Save AsType in filename and click Save
6 Level 3 task - Instructions Level D task - Instructions1 Open Microsoft Powerpoint (if not already running).2 Open your LEVEL 2 TASK slideshow presentation3 RUN the show to check it works properlyInsert some new pages (2 or 3 at least) with media(text or pictures ) from another source, such as a scanneror the internet. (You may have to transfer some of theseusing a USB flash drive. See your teacher if you needhelp with this.5 Add a sound to your slideshow. It can be set to playcontinuously through your show as background music.(The Reference Guide at the end of the TASKS section may help you with this).SAVE your slideshow as LEVEL 3 TASKand let your teacher see you run it.7 Close your file and Exit the program.
7 Level E task - Instructions Level 4 task - InstructionsYou are going to make a short slideshow about yourself.It will consist of THREE pages - a Title page, a Details page and athird page with a video clip and a soundtrack.Start up Microsoft Powerpoint 2010Choose a Layout with only a Title boxType your full name into the title boxInsert a New slideSelect the Two Content layoutFrom the Design section choose a themeFrom the Background section choose a background styleType My Details into the title boxType your Name, class, age and address into the left boxTake a picture of yourself using a digital camera (your teacher will provide this.)Save it onto a USB flash drive (see your teacher for this.)Insert your picture into the box on the rightAdd another page and Insert a Video clip from the S1 MM folderInsert a sound from the sound gallery or the S1 MM folderSAVE your slideshowRun your presentation to check it works correctly then show your teacherClose your slideshow
8 Level 5 task - Instructions You are going to produce a NEW slideshow presentation using the skills you have learned in the previous tasks.Your presentation should be at least five slides long, including a title pageYou should also use animation effects and slide transitions.You must decide on a topic for your presentation.It can be in the form of a project such as:Space travelViking HistoryCaring for petsSoap GossipMusic News...or something else which you know a lot about.Perhaps you may be working on a project for another subject which you are researching just now.OPEN a Microsoft Word document and use this to note down some ideas. Decide which pictures or clipart/graphics may help to make your presentation more interestingIf you are well organised, you can bring in photographs (or use the digital camera) to include pictures in your presentation. You may also make a short video and do your own commentary. You might bring in a CD or MP3 file to play as your soundtrack.BEFORE YOU CAN START:Draw a plan of how you wouldlike each page to look.You may use the graphics toolsbuilt in to MS Word which you will have used before.Once you have a plan, let your teacher see it, and they will advise you whether you are ready to proceed using PowerPoint.My PetsPicture of my dogPicture of my catDescription of my dogDescription of my cat
9 Powerpoint 2010 Reference Guide To start a new presentation:Click on the Office button (top left) and select NewSelect a Blank Presentation OR:Select a Presentation Design from the large selection of pre-designed templates and task-based styles availableTo add Graphics (Clipart, picture )Click on the Insert tabFrom the Images section choose the type of graphic you wouldlike to use. You will have to navigate to the folder containing the graphic.To add Graphics (Shape or chart)From the Illustrations section choose the type of graphic you would like to use.To add a soundtrack (music)From the Media section, click on the down arrow under AudioChoose one of the options to select the type of audio you would like.You can click ONCE on the sound object and select Playback to set the sound to play across the slideshow.To add transition effects between slidesClick on Animations tabPlace the mouse pointer over on of the SIX preview panes or click on the down-arrow for more options.Under Advance Slide choose to change slides on mouse click or automatically (choose time duration)
10 To view your slide (or slideshow) Click the Slide Show tab.From the Start Slide Show section select either:From Beginning or Current SlideAnimationTo animate any object (a title, piece of text , clipart, photo etc.)Or to control Audio/video settings (such as start/stop timings )Click ONCE on the object you wish to animateClick on the Animations tabUnder Animate, Click on Custom AnimationFrom the Add Effect drop-down menu, choose an effect TYPE (eg Entrance)Click on the down arrow beside object name to change effect options/timingsYou can use the up/down arrows at the bottom to change the order in which objects appear onto the slide.Using Motion PathMotion path allows you to trace out a path which your animation character will follow eg. make someone go for a walk around the page.Select the characterClick the Animations tabClick Add AnimationScroll down the right hand side until you see Custom pathsClick and hold the left button and draw a path (double-click to finish)