Time: August 19, 2010 at 9am to August 22, 2010 at 4pm
Location: UHM Sakamaki Hall C104
Street: 2530 Dole Street
Website or Map: http://www.outreach.hawaii.ed…
Event Type: workshop
Organized By: Susan Horowitz
Latest Activity: Aug 16, 2010
By popular demand, this year's four-day Flash workshop consists of two in-depth, two-day courses offering a comprehensive look at the Flash interface and ActionScript 3 language, respectively. Each class offers more hands-on work with Flash and AS3, Flash's internal scripting language, than ever before.
Introduction to Flash Professional
Date: Thursday and Friday, August 19-20
Fee: $300 ($500 with Introduction to ActionScript 3)
Register for: L10893
This two-day intensive course covers the essentials of the Flash Professional interface, and the skills needed to create cutting edge animated and interactive projects. Learn how to use Flash's drawing tools, create shape tween morphs and motion tween animations,import Photoshop and Illustrator assets, add interactivity through components, control video, use text,apply filter effects, control characters with inverse kinematics, create simple 3D environments, and more. Covers enough ActionScript to control timeline navigation and add basic interactivity to your projects.
No prior experience is necessary. If you want to enhance your skills as a developer, or prototyping your designs, this course paves the way for the two-day ActionScript class that follows. Join us for both and create complete projects by the end of this session
Introduction to ActionScript 3
Location: UHM Sakamaki C104, Manoa MultiMedia Lab
Fee: $300 ($500 with Introduction to Flash Professional)
Register for: L10894
Building on the preceding two-day Flash Professional class, this comprehensive introduction to ActionScript 3 covers the key elements of Flash's internal scripting language. Learn how to use variables and data types for better error checking; draw vector assets at runtime; understand and use the AS3 event model; create and manipulate visible elements through AS3's Display List; control interactivity from frames, timers, mouse, and keyboard; become comfortable with logic structures like loops, conditionals, and functions; use object-oriented programming techniques; load external assets; read and write XML; visualize sound in real time; and more.
Although taking the two-day Flash Professional class is not mandatory, a good familiarity with Flash is required. By the end of this course, you create complete projects like a simple particle system, a sound visualizer, and (time permitting) a basic object-oriented navigation system. Whether or not you have any coding experience, attend this class and take your ActionScript 3 programming skills to the next level.
Rich Shupe is the founder and president of FMA, a full-service multimedia development company and training facility in New York City. Rich teaches Flash and other digital technologies in academic and commercial environments worldwide. He is a professor in the MFA department at New York's School of Visual Arts, and presents at industry conferences worldwide, including Flash on the Beach, Flashbelt, and Flash and the City, among others. He is the author of Learning Flash CS4 Professional, and co-author of Learning ActionScript 3.0, and The ActionScript 3 Quick Reference Guide (all O'Reilly). Rich brings his years of teaching and developing experience to the classroom to jump-start your foray into the Flash Platform.