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SVO Construction I

  • Finalize QT versus film still sequence on coweb "Graphic Content Brainstorming"
  • Make list of quicktimes for Sue to digitize
  • Fill in some of the captions; pass others on to Ellen
  • Set up folders with images for SVOs
    • Update spreadsheet as images are preliminarily assigned
    • Folder for Docs, InfoCds, QCards (things that resize)
    • Folder for Quicktimes
    • Folder for basic pieces: voice-over, scholar ID tag
    • Folder for Film Stills

  • Finalize research list for Jeannie
  • Batch action on film stills for contrast and brightness
  • Identify Dixon quote cards and pass them on to Greg to identify pages to scan
  • Move shared files over to Titanium
    • Assembly Pieces
    • IMAGES

Ellen and Greg
  • Prioritize SVOs
  • Identify content gaps in SVOs
  • Time trigger integration
    • Figure out entrance/exit times for triggers
    • Figure out screen position of time triggers
    • Alter code to fit in time triggers
    • Disable buttons during video playback

  • Continue research on installers

  • Follow-up with fall testers
  • Monitor transfer of PC into GIC office
  • Finish audio editing
  • Work on SVO Batch Two
  • Bring theme card pieces into the template
  • Continue to investigate picts/jpgs, compression within Director 8
  • Work on GVC SVO within new template (when finished)
  • Act as point person with Michael

  • Completed tasks...
    • Work on scholar ID tags for unapproved or recently approved audio DONE
    • List best three Filmic Technique SVOs for each clip (part of prioritizing) DONE
    • Work on SVO template
      • Make image highlight on mouseUp, not mouseDown CAN'T DO
      • Investigate what is causing sound to drop out DONE
      • Insert dummy graphic into template for use when an image is missing DONE
      • Insert behavior for playing quicktime on rollover DONE
      • Set up a separate behavior for film stills DONE
      • Eliminate option of "from back" on document anime DONE
      • Insert code for a citation box on mouseDown (but disable) DONE

  • Monday/Tuesday tasks...
    • Continue communication with spring testers
    • Set up meeting with CoC person
    • Work on editing exercises
    • Convert template into Director 8

  • Contingent on other's progress...
    • Run through SVO Content Brainstorm list, filling in content/captions, quality control sweep, etc.
    • Tweak quote cards and info cards in Sue's "Questionable" folder
    • Make Flash triggers for Dixon quotes, once received from Greg
    • Work with Jeannie on batch actions within Photoshop
    • Work with Sue on quote cards
    • Work with Sue on capturing video
    • Work with Sue on importing graphics into Director files

SVO Batch Two (bringing the more recently edited SVOs to the same state as the first set of SVOs)
  • Prioritize SVOs
  • Get photos from scholars
  • Get audio and name/title listing approved
  • Make scholar ID tags
  • Make time triggers
  • Integrate time triggers into main interface
  • Design content brainstorming and research on coweb
  • Prep images for integration
  • Add new images to the spreadsheet
  • Import images into the casts

  • Track down images/info for items on Patrick's research list
  • Graphics prep on images moved into SVO folders (within the Assigned Images folder)
    • Notice that files may have been transferred from Platinum to Titanium
    • Maximum height and width = 450 pixels
    • Objects should be on a black background
    • Crop out captions and citations
  • Work with Ellen to set up batch actions within Photoshop to produce images at different sizes

  • Digitize video from BOAN
    • Use Patrick's list, the Lang book, BOAN laserdisc, and machine set up in the video lab
    • Use the basic dimensions of the "laugh" quicktime used in Ellen's SVO
    • Compress using Media Cleaner Pro (use the Sorenson codec?)
    • Within Media Cleaner Pro, add contrast and brightness to look decent on a PC
    • Store in a folder labeled RollOverQTs within Titanium > Griffith > Assembly Pieces

  • Work with Ellen to import images into Director files (versions of the template saved under different names)
    • Position items in the cast according to text labels
    • Wait for Jeannie to do her graphics prep before importing

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