In this 6 week course, you'll be introduced to more powerful features of Flash. This
Level II course will take you beyond the basics, exploring Flash further in depth. The
course focuses on creating dynamic web sites using Interactivity and basic
ActionScripting. At the completion of this course you will have learned all the necessary
tools and features to create low-bandwidth animations, presentations, and vector-based Web
Learning Objectives: We begin this class where we left off in the Intro class. We
delve into more complex animation which consists of mask and motion guides. You will be
introduced to more symbols....animated graphic symbols and movie clips and adding and
customizing sound. We discuss more complex interactivity between scenes and movie clips
using Go To and Tell Target actions with frame numbers and frame labels. We wind the class
up with creating a drop down menu and a basic preloaders.
To see sample assignment movies and a course outline click here
Prerequisites: Flash Level I class HIGHLY recommended.
All registrants choosing to bypass the Flash Level I class must successfully pass a
Flash fundamentals exam before admittance. Details can be found here.
It is necessary to have a good understanding of how computers and the internet work.
Students have the option of using the Student Upload Area made available for LVS students.
Details are provided in the classroom. If you prefer to use your own web space, you must
know how to upload your files to a server. Free tutorials are available:
SmartFTP : http://www.lvsonline.com/tut-smartftp/index.shtml
Your storage space with your web host must be configured (MIME-Type) to handle Shockwave
Flash files (.swf) and native Flash files (.fla). If you are unsure, check with your web
host provider. If you don't have web space to store your files on, you can get free space
at LVS Online or you can utilize the SUA. Details are provided in the classroom.
Basic knowledge of HTML is helpful. A basic tutorial can be found here.
Requirements: Zip files with examples and files necessary to complete the
assignments are provided each week. WinZip, PKZip or similar program is required to unzip
these files. A Winzip tutorial can be found here.
Internet Explorer must be used to download any FLA files (Flash's native format). Other
browsers do not save this type of file properly.
All lessons are available in both HTML and a printer-friendly PDF format. Adobe Acrobat Reader is
required to view/print the PDF versions of the lessons.
Flash will work on both the Macintosh and Windows platforms.
Plan to devote approximately 5 - 6 hrs per week on the lessons and assignment.