Two weeks ago I began a journey called the Interactive Media Master’s program at Elon University. Over the next 10 months I will be filling my brain with lots of wonderful knowledge about the world of digital media development and design. Currently we are in a three-week workshop to get a crash-course in the software we will be learning and depending on throughout the program.
After the introductory greetings of the first few days, it was time to get down to business with Flash. We started with simple animation techniques and slide show creation and then worked our way up to Actionscript 3.0 and basic website design. As I have never even opened the program before it was challenging and overwhelming at first, but I can see the potential for amazing that Flash offers. I am excited to dive deeper into the program and move far beyond my little alien animation.
With both the Flash and the HTML/CSS projects, I see that it is going to take a lot of time and troubleshooting to get a handle on these programs. I am looking forward to many late nights and long days, because I want to get to a high level of sophistication in my design and development skills of these two programs.