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Multimedia Literacy

This research guide will help you to get started on your multimedia project.

[3] post-production = edit | trim | assemble | assess

The final step in the video production process is post-production, where you edit your raw footage to create your finished video.

Make sure you stick with one video editing software program to make things easier. Final Cut Pro and iMovie are Macintosh only video editing software programs, while Windows Movie Maker is Windows only. Adobe Premiere Pro supports both Macintosh and Windows operating systems. If you're interested in motion graphics, Apple Motion works with Macintosh computers, while Adobe After Effects works with both Macintosh and Windows operating systems.

Consider data storage and file management. Develop an organization system for archiving and logging your original source material. If you don't have your own computer, be prepared for moving large multimedia files and projects between locations. Since video files can become very large, it is best to store your files on an external hard drive. A USB flash drive (memory stick) is usable for smaller projects. You can also use the UD Dropbox to store your files, or purchase blank CDs, DVDs, Blu-Rays, flash drives, and SD cards at the Student Multimedia Design Center's service desk.

Lynda.com has a helpful tutorial on finding the story in the footage you capture:

Tutorials: Screen Recording

Tutorials: Motion Graphics

Tutorials: Rip, Burn, Convert, Share

General Video, Audio, and Design Tutorials

  • VTC.com
    Through University of Delaware Information Technologies, students, faculty, and staff have access to VTC.com's extensive online training library, which contains over 98,000 video tutorials in over 1000 online courses covering software programs in subjects like 3D, audio, video, photography, graphic design, web and interactive design, business, and development. You can request a user name and password to the VTC library by contacting Information Technologies.
  • Safari Tech Books Online
    University of Delaware students, faculty, and staff have online access "to over [400] books, training videos, rough cuts, short cuts (including Elements and Shorts), technical articles, and more through Safari Books Online... all of the content is vetted, reliable and provided by the world’s leading publishers and authors. You can view the content online or in PDF format from your computer, or on a mobile device. The content can also be downloaded, saved or printed – whichever format is most convenient for you."
  • Adobe TV offers a wide variety of tutorials on different topics, such as photography, video, design, the web, and so on. If you are interested in learning a particular Adobe CS6 product, such as Dreamweaver, InDesign, Illustrator, After Effects, Photoshop, Premiere, and so on, there are step by step tutorials that you can view.
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