2nd Edition

Multimedia Foundations Core Concepts for Digital Design

By Vic Costello Copyright 2016
    500 Pages 350 Color Illustrations
    by Routledge

    500 Pages 350 Color Illustrations
    by Routledge

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    Understand the core concepts and skills of multimedia production and digital storytelling using text, graphics, photographs, sound, motion, and video. Then, put it all together using the skills that you have developed for effective project planning, collaboration, design, and production.

    Presented in full color with hundreds of vibrant illustrations, Multimedia Foundations, Second Edition trains you in the principles and skill sets common to all forms of digital media production, enabling you to create successful, engaging content, no matter what tools you are using.

    The second edition has been fully updated and features a new chapter on video production and new sections on user-centered design, digital cinema standards (2K, 4K, and 8K video), and DSLR and video camcorder recording formats and device settings. The companion website, which features a wealth of web resources, glossary terms, and video tutorials, has also been updated with new content for both students and instructors.

    Section 1: Multimedia Foundations  1. Understanding Multimedia  2. The Computer  3. Project Planning and Evaluation  Section 2: Multimedia Design  4. Visual Communication  5. Page Layout  6. Interface Design  7. Web Design  Section 3: Static Media  8. Text  9. Graphics  10. Photography  Section 4: Time-based Media  11. Sound and Video Recording  12. Audio Production  13. Video Production  14. Time-based Editing


    Dr. Vic Costello is an Associate Professor in the School of Communications at Elon University, where he has taught numerous courses in multimedia design and production since 2001. He has worked in broadcast management, in corporate communications, and as a freelance technical director, video producer, and creative consultant for live events and awards shows. Dr. Costello is a long-standing member of the Broadcast Education Association (BEA) and has served as both producer and chair of the BEA Festival of Media Arts, and as a member of the BEA Board of Directors.

    "…A comprehensive guide on the essential foundational elements of digital multimedia. The author simplifies complex processes by providing clear and succinct clarifications and descriptions making this an informative and pleasurable book to read. It is full of useful explanations on all related key terms and thus provides a good starting point for further exploration of various multimedia aspects…"

    Dr. Nicos Souleles, Art + Design: elearning lab (www.elearningartdesign.org)



    "Multimedia Foundations, by Vic Costello, fills a void in the literature pertaining to digital technologies and the role they play in modern multimedia storytelling. This book presents in a clear and concise format all of the complicated convergence and digital media concepts and skills needed for journalists to be prepared for the 21st century news environment."

    John Allen Hendricks, Ph.D., Professor and Department Head, Mass Communication, Stephen F. Austin State University