My Multimedia creations on this website demonstrate various techniques I've gained experience in from academic studies (HND in Interactive Multimedia Creation) as well as conversations with Family, Friends &/or other technically minded Colleagues.
Creating WebPages that are viewable on the broad spectrum of devices that can surf the internet these days, is a point of interest to many website designers now- maximising your customer base makes sense for all business owners.
OGV, WEBM, MP4 and FLV are different 'flavours' of video file that are supported by HTML5 without requiring plugins. Collectively, the files accommodate video playback on most computer platforms, mobile phones and a plethora of other devices that can surf the internet in today’s technology markets.
I also investigate & learn new ways for using multimedia in today’s world. Recently, I've added a video of Firrhill Centre's appearance from the Centre's surrounding grounds. It plays forwards then backwards in a loop - Have you ever wondered what birds sound like in reverse?? The video on the Firrhill Centre website home page answers that question by demonstration!
I created a 3D animation I entitled 'The Word Wizard' (for my Interactive Multimedia Creation HND studies) cross browser (Chrome, Firefox, Opera & Safari) and platform (iPad, iPhone, Android, laptop & desktop) compatible by studying the subject of making flash files content viewable, on the vast majority of devices that can surf the web, by using analytical skills I developed during my academic Multimedia studies.
Turn the pages on this book to show some of my Multimedia skills. Click on the page images for more information.
I keep pictures I take with my mobile phone camera in Adobe's Creative Cloud- if I need to access the image in other locations. I can use Photoshop Touch (a mobile device version of Adobe’s flagship) on my mobile phone to make changes to an image, and upload the processed image to Facebook or email it to any client that may be interesed in how 'their project' that you happen to be working on, is shaping up - keeping lines of communication open with Customers or Clients will help ensure that time is not wasted on graphics that they may find unappealing or unsuitable. I usually upload images to my virtual webspace provided by Adobe Creative Cloud for ease of image accessibility from wherever I happen to be, but I aim to curtail any needless drain on my mobile phone's data plan by using a Wi-Fi connection whenever possible; uploading high quality images from a mobile phone can be very time consuming and costly due to the file size!
For my 40th Birthday I got a Nikon D3100 DSLR camera from my Parents. Now, I can appreciate what my Brother, a self-employed graphics designer, has said to me about starting with a high level of quality for images even if the photos are only going to be displayed on the web. On the first day I made use of the camera, I was fortunate enough to get a good picture of a red admiral butterfly (have a look at my Blog - for more detail about my 'nature experience' on that day.) The colourful creature only occupied about 5% of the picture taken but the image detail from the camera is so good that the photo could be cropped greatly whilst still maintaining a high level of the image detail. In fact I'm told the focus on the butterfly could have been improved more by using the camera's flash so that the length of exposure would have been less which, in turn, means the insect would have been in focus at higher levels of zoom... but for one of my first photos taken using the camera I'm pleased with the results.
I watch Adobe TV (usually on my mobile phone away from my laptop) as Adobe I.T. professionals explain and give 'how-to' tips, good workflow practices and methods which optimise your creations into visually appealing masterpieces. They also offer practical problem solutions to common problems encountered by others who use of their software applications as you would naturally expect from any company that can be described as being at the leading edge of technology.
Another Cloud I use is Microsoft's SkyDrive as it is possible to work on text documents, spreadsheets, presentations or Onenote files without being tied to a particular desk or location for accessing information in common data files.