10 Slide Flash.

Posted: January 5, 2013 in Craft & Media Tec, Technical Production Skills
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I took my basic flash mock up I did earlier and dropped the photos into it then added the new buttons. My first version can be found here Please click play flash full screen to get the full affect. In this version I had added video to the TV so when you clicked on it a trailer for Persona 4 the Animation would play (found here) but the video did not upload with the .swf file.

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I tried embedding a YouTube video but it came up with an error in the feed and was forever buffering.

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Here is how the flash should have worked:

Here is the different version I made which plays a footstep sound every time you move to a new slide to represent you walking round the room (Please click play flash full screen to get the full affect).

Evaluation:

To fulfil the brief I started by thinking of different things I could make a 10 slide presentation on that would be with in my skill level. I thought that a tour of my room would be a good theme because I have plenty of cupboards and shelves I could allow people to navigate through. I started by making a draft version were I drew a wall from my room really quickly in flash and got all of the navigation working. Once the code was working properly on my test version I took photos of my room and placed them over the appropriate slides adjusting the size to fit.

To make it a bit more interactive I added a video that played on the TV screen when you clicked on it. This all worked fine but after I uploaded the swf file online the video would no longer work this is because it was not added to the flash library something I didn’t know how to do with videos. So I recorded a video of how it should work for my blog and decided to add footsteps so when you click an arrow you can hear footsteps to simulate walking. I recorded the walking sounds with audacity and just placed my laptop on the floor and stamped my boots on the laminate flooring. Originally I wanted to have a public domain song play in the background but I couldn’t find anything that sounded suitable that was guaranteed to be copyright free.

Overall I am pleased with the way the tour of my room works but wish I had a better camera to get more clear images. I also would have preferred to have the video work in the uploaded version. After listening to the footsteps sound I realised it didn’t sound very natural, so if I was going to do it again I would walk more naturally while recording to try and get a better more natural sound.

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