Note that this workshop is offered on the Pre-Festival Workshop Day (Aug 16) and therefore is only available to those who have ‘The Works’ or the ‘Pre-Festival Workshop’ ticket.
Flash is a wildly creative medium and ActionScript 3 is amazingly powerful. But many designers and developers find it incredibly frustrating to get up to speed with these tools, and even then, working with AS3 can be quite time-consuming, requiring the investment of a significant amount of up-front effort in the planning and setup of your Flash movies, before you can actually get anything done. This is frustrating for anyone, but particularly so for creative talent. When you have an idea, you don’t want to spend half a day setting up your class files (if you’re even comfortable doing that) before you can express it. You want to start expressing yourself immediately! And that’s exactly what this workshop will show you how to do. In this intimate course, internationally-renown Branden Hall will lead students through the concepts of rapid-prototyping creative work in Adobe Flash. Branden will illustrate how to start building fun, creative and rewarding Flash work in minutes instead of hours, utilizing the HYPE AS3 framework (developed by Joshua Davis and Branden Hall). All students will leave with tons of source files, including the HYPE framework, and many samples of how to use it for the rapid expression of creativity in ActionScript 3.
A basic understanding of Flash and ActionScript is essential.
Course Outline Media & Techniques:
Adobe Flash CS4 and ActionScript AS3 on Macintosh computers. Advance your basic Flash design skills to develop working prototypes of interactive design and animation, presentation of concepts to speed up production, and achieve more flexibility.
Laptop with Flash CS4 & latest release of Hype.
More info on the HYPE AS3 framework
To keep prices this low, this workshop is bring-your-own-laptop.
Rich Media Institute