This is one of the Pre-Festival full day Workshops being held on Oct 4th. Please See our ticket info page for more info.
-It is HIGHLY recommended that you have a laptop for this workshop. The instructor will be supplying workshop exercises on DVD as well as emailing out a link for download. You will also need several pieces of software pre-installed. Attendees should bring:
– Laptop computer (Windows or Mac) with WiFi, 802.11b/g capability*
– Notebook and pen or pencil
– Headset with microphone (with standard mini jacks)*
– Webcam (USB webcam for PCs, Firewire webcam for Macs)*
*It is not required that you have these devices, but having them will enhance your experience with the workshop. The lab does not provide these devices.
The following software should be installed on each attendee’s laptop. Trial versions are acceptable-just make sure any trial version has enough time remaining for the two days of the workshop. Instructor cannot “redo” any trial installations that have expired.
– Macromedia Flash Professional 8 (not Flash Basic 8) http://www.macromedia.com/downloads/
– Sorenson Squeeze 4.3 (_not_ 4.0 or 4.2) http://www.sorensonmedia.com/misc/free_trial.php
– On2 Flix Pro http://www.on2.com/downloads/flix-demo-software/
– Adobe After Effects Pro 6.5 or 7 http://www.adobe.com/products/tryadobe/main.jsp#product=13
This workshop is endorsed by Influxis, a leading Flash Media Server hosting company based in Los Angeles. Each attendee at the workshop receives a free trial account, and will be used during workshop tutorials.
This workshop covers everything you need to know about digital video in Flash, starting with key pre-production considerations such as camera quality, lighting, audio, green screen shooting and format choices. We move on to the basic tools for capturing and encoding video, then move on to advanced encoding strategies like multiple bit rates, codec decisions and options, and SMIL. Then we bring the video into Flash and discuss custom code players and the FLVPlayback component. Finally we look at deployment issues including progressive web video, real-time streaming and FVSS options.
Session notes and files will be available after the conference at:
* Choosing cameras and tape formats
* Shooting subjects on a green screen
* Capturing video footage
* Processing footage with the Video Import wizard in Flash 8, the Flash 8 Video Encoder, Sorenson Squeeze, and On2 Flix
* Picking the right codec (Sorenson Spark or On2 VP6) for your target audience
* Changing presets and fine-tuning image quality
Part II-Advanced Encoding Strategies
* Adding cue points to your video content with the Flash 8 Video Encoder, the Flash 8 Video Import wizard, or Captionate
* Creating chroma-keyed footage in Adobe After Effects
* Encoding alpha channels in Flash Video applications
* Producing multiple data rates for Flash Video content
* Writing SMIL files to optimize the user experience of Flash Video playback
Part III-Flash Authoring for Video
* Utilizing the FLVPlayback component for Flash Video files
* Creating your own video player with ActionScript
* Building a video playback page with Dreamweaver 8
* Making a menu for multiple Flash Video files
* Creating a playlist for sequential Flash Video files
Part IV-Flash Video Deployment
* Choosing the right delivery method (HTTP vs. RTMP) for your content
* Determining the user’s available bandwidth for Flash Video playback
* Managing playback of progressive or streaming Flash Video files with SMIL
* Uploading content to a Flash Media Server application and a Flash Video Streaming Service (FVSS) account
Who this presentation is for:
UI designers, Flash developers, solution architects, video editors and compressionists
What attendees will walk away with:
Comprehensive knowledge of video acquisition and chroma-key basics, video encoding strategies for progressive/real-time streaming delivery, Flash Video cue point creation in Flash 8 Video Encoder and Sorenson Squeeze, and client-side scripting for Flash Video playback.