Flash Development



Double U Media is a multi media agency, established in the 90’s. This was when we started specialising in multimedia presentation development. Interestingly, we were of the original importers of the business card cd that has 50Mb of storage and, using that niche medium, had the perfect platform to give our clients something unique.

Since then we’ve advanced our multimedia design capabilities to perfection - hence, our slogan: ‘Advance Perfection’.

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Page Index:

- Flash development quick links

- Read more about multimedia

- Multimedia terminology

 

Quick links to our Flash / multimedia design portfolio:

  • Multimedia Presentations
    First impressions last. Double the Impact. We approach each project as a unique interplay of ideas, each one an opportunity for creative potential. Prior to development, extensive... Read more...
  • Touch-Screen Kiosk
    Our presentations make an ideal marketing display at exposés, providing an excellent communication tool to persuade and continually inform clients of your company’s capabilities. The... Read more...
  • Flash Animations
    Double U Media employs the Adobe’s Flash® software package to create effective, high-impact presentations to meet the rising demands of the corporate market. Our adept animators,... Read more...

Multimedia Development Continues

These days, our flash animations and multimedia design include everything from interactive presentationse-books for online magazines, data visualization in the form of digital catalogues, screensavers, tutorials, exhibition presentations like touch screen kiosks, to Flash website design.

Double U Media specialises in two different interactive presentation languages, Adobe flash animations that gets programmed in Action Script 2 or 3 (AS2 / AS3) and HTML5.

Multimedia Design stems from the immense growth of technology. Thus creating a greater need for the motion graphics and better resources to progress from print and static web pages to the digital formatflash animation and advanced presentations.

Within our ranks, a team of graphics specialists are on hand to develop unique images aimed at identifying with your corporate identity. From fast downloading, colour accurate imagery through to accurate product renditions and animation, where photography and normal visuals cannot resolve.

 

Please contact us to preview our Flash animated portfolio.

 

Multimedia - Companies directory / terminology

 

Flash Website Design

 - aka Flash Websites, Macromedia Flash
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

- Adobe Flash (formerly called "Macromedia Flash") is a multimedia and software platform used for authoring of vector graphics, animation, games andrich Internet applications (RIAs) that can be viewed, played and executed in Adobe Flash Player. Flash is frequently used to add streamed video oraudio players, advertisement and interactive multimedia content to web pages, although usage of Flash on websites is declining.

Flash manipulates vector and raster graphics to provide animation of text, drawings, and still images. It allows bidirectional streaming of audio andvideo, and it can capture user input via mouse, keyboard, microphone and camera. Flash applications and animations can be programmed using the object-oriented language called Action Script. Adobe Flash Professional is the most popular and user-friendly authoring tool for creating the Flash content, which also allows automation via the JavaScript Flash language (JSFL).

Adobe Flash Player makes the Flash content accessible on various computer systems and devices and is available free of charge for common web browsers (as a plug-in) under a few of the major operating systems, some smartphones and tablets, and a few other electronic devices using Flash Lite.

 

Presentation

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

- Although some think of presentations in a business meeting context, there are often occasions when that is not the case. For example, a non-profit organization presents the need for a capital fund-raising campaign to benefit the victims of a recent tragedy; a school district superintendent presents a program to parents about the introduction of foreign-language instruction in the elementary schools.

 

Flash Video

- aka FLV
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Flash Video is a container file format used to deliver video over the Internet using Adobe Flash Player. Flash Video content may also be embedded within SWF files. There are two different video file formats known as Flash Video: FLV and F4V. The audio and video data within FLV files are encoded in the same manner as they are within SWF files. Both formats are supported in Adobe Flash Player and currently developed by Adobe Systems. FLV was originally developed by Macromedia.

Flash Video is viewable on most operating systems via the Adobe Flash Player and web browser plug-in or one of several third-party programs. Apple's iOS devices do not support the Flash Player plug-in and so require other delivery methods such as provided by the Adobe Flash Media Server.

 

Interactive Presentations

- aka Interactive Media, multimedia presentations, presentation design, touch screen presentations, interactive brochure, Flash presentations, Interactive media
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Interactive media normally refers to products and services on digital computer-based systems which respond to the user’s actions by presenting content such as text, graphics, animation, video, audio, games, etc.

Interactive media is related to the concepts interaction design, new media, interactivity, human computer interaction, cyberculture, digital culture, and includes specific cases such as, for example, interactive television, interactive narrative, interactive advertising, algorithmic art, videogames, social media, ambient intelligence, virtual reality and augmented reality.

 

Motion Graphics

- aka animation
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Motion graphics are graphics that use video footage and/or animation technology (like Flash animation) to create the illusion of motion or rotation, and are usually combined with audio for use in multimedia projects. Motion graphics are usually displayed via electronic media technology, but may be displayed via manual powered technology (e.g. flip book) as well. The term is useful for distinguishing still graphics from graphics with a transforming appearance over time without over-specifying the form.

 

Data Visualization

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Data visualization or data visualisation is the creation and study of the visual representation of data, meaning "information that has been abstracted in some schematic form, including attributes or variables for the units of information".

 

Flash Animations

 - aka Flash tweens or motion tweens, interactive animations
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

- A Flash animation or Flash cartoon is an animated film which is created by Adobe Flash or similar animation software and often distributed in the swf file format. The term Flash animation not only refers to the file format but to a certain kind of movement and visual style. With dozens of Flash animated television series, countless more Flash animated television commercials, and award-winning online shorts in circulation, Flash animation is enjoying a renaissance.

In the late 1990s, when for most Internet users, bandwidth was still at 56 kbit/s, many Flash animation artists employed limited animation or cutout animation when creating projects intended for web distribution. This allowed artists to release shorts and interactive experiences well under 1 MB, which could stream both audio and high-end animation.

 

Multimedia

- aka mixed media, rich media, Hypermedia
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Multimedia refers to content that uses a combination of different content forms. This contrasts with media that use only rudimentary computer displays such as text-only or traditional forms of printed or hand-produced material. Multimedia includes a combination of text, audio, still images, animation, video, or interactivity content forms.

Multimedia is usually recorded and played, displayed, or accessed by information content processing devices, such as computerized and electronic devices, but can also be part of a live performance. Multimedia devices are electronic media devices used to store and experience multimedia content. Multimedia is distinguished from mixed media in fine art; by including audio, for example, it has a broader scope. The term "rich media" is synonymous for interactive multimedia. Hypermedia can be considered one particular multimedia application.

 

Multimedia Presentation

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Multimedia presentations may be viewed by person on stage, projected, transmitted, or played locally with a media player. A broadcast may be a live or recorded multimedia presentation. Broadcasts and recordings can be either analog or digital electronic media technology. Digital online multimedia may be downloaded or streamed. Streaming multimedia may be live or on-demand.

 

Animations

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Animation is the process of creating the continuous motion and shape change illusion by means of rapid display of a sequence of static images that minimally differ from each other. The illusion — like in motion pictures in general — is thought to rely on phi phenomenon.

Animations can be stored or recorded on either analogue media, such as Flip book, motion picture film, video tape, on digital media, including formats such as animated GIF, Flash animation or digital video. To display it, a digital camera, a computer, or a projector are used.

 

2D Animations

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

2D animation figures are created and/or edited on the computer using 2D bitmap graphics or created and edited using 2D vector graphics. This includes automated computerized versions of traditional animation techniques such as interpolated morphing, onion skinning and interpolated rotoscoping. 2D animation has many applications, including analog computer animation, Flash animation and PowerPoint animation. Cinemagraphs are still photographs in the form of an animated GIF file of which part is animated.

 

Flash Gallery

- aka web slider, Flash banner
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Flash Gallery is a web application that allows users to create a slideshow on their websites. It is based on Flash and PHP, but it can be installed without any programming skills. Users are required to embed a piece of HTML code into their site, and the application automatically generates a slideshow using local images or a Flickr photostream. The look of the application is customizable via an XML file.

 

Computer Animation

- aka CGI animation, 2D animations or 3D animations
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Computer animation is the process used for generating animated images by using computer graphics. The more general term computer-generated imagery encompasses both static scenes and dynamic images, while computer animation only refers to moving images.

Modern computer animation usually uses 3D computer graphics, although 2D computer graphics are still used for stylistic, low bandwidth, and faster real-time renderings. Sometimes the target of the animation is the computer itself, but sometimes the target is another medium, such as film.

Computer animation is essentially a digital successor to the stop motion techniques used in traditional animation with 3D models and frame-by-frame animation of 2D illustrations. Computer generated animations are more controllable than other more physically based processes, such as constructing miniatures for effects shots or hiring extras for crowd scenes, and because it allows the creation of images that would not be feasible using any other technology. It can also allow a single graphic artist to produce such content without the use of actors, expensive set pieces, or props.

 

Infographics / Animation

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Information graphics or infographics are graphic visual representations of information, data or knowledge intended to present complex information quickly and clearly. They can improve cognition by utilizing graphics to enhance the human visual system’s ability to see patterns and trends. The process of creating infographics can be referred to as data visualization, information design, or information architecture.

With the use of 2D Flash animations, infographics can be enhanced to an interactive visualization of information.

 

Studio Shoot

- aka Studio

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

- A studio is an artist's or worker's workroom, or the catchall term for an artist and his or her employees who work within that studio. This can be for the purpose of architecture, painting, pottery (ceramics), sculpture, woodworking, scrapbooking, photography, graphic design, filmmaking, animation, radio or television production broadcasting or the making of music. The term is also used for the workroom of dancers, often specified to dance studio.

 

Infinity cove a.k.a Infinity Curve

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

- In photography, an infinity cove or infinity cyclorama is an all-white space with no corners, designed to give the impression that the background of an object extends to infinity.

Infinity coves range from a simple roll of paper to whole studios (often used for photographing cars). The principle of design is that everything behind the object is curved so that no edges can be seen.

 

Script Writing a.k.a Screenwriting

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Screenwriting, also called script-writing is the art and craft of writing scripts for mass media such as feature films, television productions or video games. It is frequently a freelance profession.

Screenwriters are responsible for researching the story, developing the narrative, writing the screenplay, and delivering it, in the required format, to development executives. Screenwriters therefore have great influence over the creative direction and emotional impact of the screenplay and, arguably, of the finished film. They either pitch original ideas to producers in the hope that they will be optioned or sold, or screenwriters are commissioned by a producer to create a screenplay from a concept, true story, existing screen work or literary work, such as a novel, poem, play, comic book or short story.

 

Voice Over

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Voice-over (also known as off-camera or off-stage commentary) is a production technique where a voice—that is not part of the narrative (non-diegetic)—is used in a radio, television production, filmmaking, theatre, or other presentations. The voice-over may be spoken by someone who appears elsewhere in the production or by a specialist voice actor. It is pre-recorded and placed over the top of a film or video and commonly used in documentaries or news reports to explain information.

 

Stock Photography

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Stock photography is the supply of photographs licensed for specific uses. It is used to fulfill the needs of creative assignments instead of hiring a photographer, often for a lower cost. Today, stock images can be presented in searchable online databases. They can be purchased and delivered online. Often, these photographs involve people, and are produced in studios using a wide variety of models posing as professionals, stereotypes, expressing common emotions and gesticulations, or involving pets. Other common stock photography niches include images related to travel and tourism, as well as conceptual photography.

 

Touch Screen a.k.a Touch Screen Presentation

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

touchscreen is an electronic visual display that the user can control through simple or multi-touch gestures by touching the screen with one or more fingers. Some touchscreens can also detect objects such as a stylus or ordinary or specially coated gloves. The user can use the touchscreen to react to what is displayed and to control how it is displayed (for example by zooming the text size).

The touchscreen enables the user to interact directly with what is displayed, rather than using a mouse, touchpad, or any other intermediate device (other than a stylus, which is optional for most modern touchscreens).

Touchscreens are common in devices such as game consoles, all-in-one computers, tablet computers, and smartphones. They can also be attached to computers or, as terminals, to networks. They also play a prominent role in the design of digital appliances such as personal digital assistants (PDAs), satellite navigation devices, mobile phones, and video games and some books.

 

Pre Production

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Pre-production begins when a script is approved. A director is chosen to plan the episode's final look.

Pre-production tasks include storyboarding, construction of sets, props, and costumes, casting guest stars, budgeting, acquiring resources like lighting, special effects, stunts, etc. Once the show is planned, it must then be scheduled; scenes are often filmed out of sequence, guest actors or even regulars may only be available at certain times. Sometimes the principal photography of different episodes must be done at the same time, complicating the schedule (a guest star might shoot scenes from two episodes on the same afternoon). Complex scenes are translated from storyboard to animatics to further clarify the action. Scripts are adjusted to meet altering requirements.

 

Post Production

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Once principal photography is complete the post production starts, producers coordinate tasks to begin the video editing. Visual and digital video effects are added to the film; this is often outsourced to companies specializing in these areas. Often music is performed with the conductor using the film as a time reference (other musical elements may be previously recorded). An editor cuts the various pieces of film together, adds the musical score and effects, determines scene transitions, and assembles the completed show.