The Evergreen State College presents:

Multimedia Presentation and Literacy
First Summer Session - 2001
4 Credits

Using basic digital media compositing tools including Photoshop, Powerpoint and iMovie, this course introduces students to the concepts and techniques for creating dynamic presentations. Students will also work with audio mixing to create sound tracks utilizing narration, sound effects, and music. Screenings, readings, and technical workshops will be used to develop a critical eye for the consumption and production of media.  Seminars will focus on issues related to media literacy.  Students will gain basic skills in scripting, storyboarding, production and post-production.  This class focuses on media that is accessible and easy to use, using common source materials.   Credit will be based on participation and completion of assigned presentations.

This is a two-week intensive course meeting:
June 25, 9a-5p; June 26, 1-5p; June 27, 9a-5p; July 2 and 3, 9a-5p; July 6, 1-5p.

Course expenses: $20-$30 for materials. Please purchase a Mac Formatted Zip Disk for the first day of class.

Faculty: Alley Hinkle, L 1314 x6249 and
Susan Bustetter, L 2405, x6626

Text: iMovie 2: The Missing Manual, David Pogue

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Date & Time




Monday, June 25th Lecture Hall 2 

Macintosh Classroom

Introductions, syllabus 


Intro To Visual Vocabulary


Project Organization

Intro to Mac Classroom 

File Management



Photoshop Assignment

Project Idea 

Tuesday, June 26th L2219 (1-2:15)

Macintosh Classroom

No Class Digital Still Cameras

View/Critique images 



Reading from iMovie2 (pgs 225-234) and Handout 

Write Project Proposal relating to components on handout (i.e. audience, delivery and style) 

In-class PowerPoint Outline assignment

Wednesday, June 27th Lecture Hall 2 (am)

Macintosh Classroom (11-12)

Lecture Hall 5

Macintosh Classroom (pm)

Scripting and Storyboarding

Review Project Proposals

Web Research & Capturing Web Images

Multimedia Lab Proficiencies

PowerPoint Transitions and Timing

Capturing CD Audio using Peak

Intro to iMovie

Storyboard Project in PowerPoint

Begin Work on Project

Monday, July2nd Multimedia Lab L1315 (am)

Lecture Hall 2 (1-2:15)

Macintosh Classroom (pm)

Audio Mixing Benches



Screenings of Student Storyboards

Photoshop II


Read Chapters 4 -9

Final Script DUE Tuesday

Tuesday, July 3rd Lecture Hall 2 (am)

Macintosh Classroom (pm)

Presentation Techniques


Intellectual Property & Copyright Issues

Titles and Credits

iMovie continued

iMovie Troubleshooting

Assisted Work Time

Finish Project!
Friday, July 6th Lecture Hall 3 Final Projects MUST be on the Firewire HD no later than 11am!

No class

Final Presentations!

Bring snacks and guests

Self-Evals DUE at 1pm.

Important Note!!!  We have discovered an iMovie bug regarding saving to a PC formatted Zip disk.  There are three things you can do to sucessfully save your project:
  1. Copy your project folder including the Media folder (from the Macintosh HD > Documents Folder) to Scratch on Calawah. Once there, copy it to your PC formatted Zip disk.
  2. Buy a Macintosh formatted Zip disk and copy your project (from the Macintosh HD > Documents Folder) to your Zip disk.
  3. Check out the Firewire Harddrive from the Consultant's Desk in the Computer Center.   Plug the AC adapter into the harddrive and then into a power source.   Plug the firewire cable into the firewire port on the back of the Macintosh G4.   Copy your project folder (from the Macintosh HD > Documents Folder) onto the Firewire Harddrive.    When you are done using the Firewire Harddrive, use the File > Put Away command to 'disconnect' the drive.  Then unhook the firewire and power cables and return all three items to the Consultant's desk.
Remember to work on your project from the harddrive.  In other words, before working on your project, copy your project folder into the Documents folder on the Macintosh HD.