Article D3: …MORE Multimedia Production Teams!

Continuing from article 2, we are still talking about multimedia jobs so that you can know how it all works. Today I will list some jobs that you can take that requires multimedia experience. When I have listed all of them to you, I will tell you about what they put on their resume, and what entails.

Multimedia Designer

IT-StratWashington, DC

Source for all the jobs, the descriptions I have are excerpts from those pages.

Information Technology Strategies (IT-Strat) is in need of Multimedia Designer to join the team we are forming to create and post web documents, manage multiple websites, and provide multimedia support by creating multimedia to convey complex and technical information. Client Agency is DHS.Requirements Designer I: Top/Secret SCI level clearance. Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design, Multimedia Design, Art Graphic Design, Visual Communication or related field. Five (5) years of experience may be substituted in lieu of the degree requirement. Minimum of two (2) years recent experience in graphic design or multimedia environment. At least one (1) year of experience handling US classified documents. Experience using Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat), and Microsoft Office Suite. Requirements Designer II: All of the above, plus: Adobe Premier for video editing, and Microsoft Office Suite. Preferences: Thorough understanding of production and rendering methods including drawing, offset printing, photography, and time-based and interactive media (film, video, computer multimedia).

Multimedia Illustrator

U.S. Army Recruiting Baton Rouge –
Denham Springs, LA

This is an entry level position with no experience necessary. Multimedia illustrators are primarily responsible for operating multimedia-imaging equipment in order to produce visual displays and documents. They produce graphic artwork that is used in Army publications, signs, charts, posters television and motion picture productions. Job Duties: Create illustrations, layouts, map overlays, posters, graphs and charts Produce computer-generated graphics Draw cartoons for filmstrips and animation for films Work with television and film producers to design backdrops and props for film sets Attend Basic and Advanced Training (paid) Basic Qualifications: Age – 17 to 34 years old Education – Current Senior in High School(HS), HS Diploma, GED, GED equivalent, or higher education level completed Associates and Bachelor’s Degrees (in any major or field) guarantee you an advanced promotion upon joining.

Remote Multimedia Graphic Designer 3

VirtualVocationsBaltimore, MD

An information technology and services company is seeking a Remote Multimedia Graphic Designer 3. Must be able to: Create compelling and easy-to-understand graphics to support company’s proposals Interface with personnel at all levels of the company Required Skills: Ability to be available for the part-time, on call position during surge periods as well as to cover for vacations as needed Ability to work nights and weekends when required Flexibility to be available as needed (on call) 5+ years of experience designing graphics Expert-level understanding of how to use PowerPoint to create information rich, visually appealing graphics Ability to translate user requirements into compelling and compliant graphics

Graphics Designer/Art Director 3

TalentBurst, Inc.Sunnyvale, CA

Position Description

As we continue to increase touchpoints with customers and colleagues virtually, Client is looking for a Multimedia Designer, Virtual Events (MDVE) to support the flawless promotion, publishing, and educational events to leading publishing platforms including Facebook, YouTube, Vimeo, and ON24, among others. This role will sit with the company’s Brand and Creative team, reporting to our new Executive Producer, Virtual Events, while working in tandem with multiple colleagues in the marketing and sales organizations. We are seeking a unique Designer hybrid – deep experience designing online and print collateral for in-person as well as virtual events and also created channel specific assets for digital and social promotion. We need your guidance and expertise to grow and drive a strong Client virtual event attendee experience.

Multimedia Artist- Videographer Job in Pembroke Pines Jooble

BoxyCharm, Inc. Pembroke Pines, FL

The Multimedia Artist – Videographer should specialize and know everything about the video world in terms of the content creation side and will be responsible for creating cohesive photo and video experiences for various forms of online content. The work will include shooting various campaigns for paid, social and print. The ideal candidate has the ability to deliver high quality work in a fast-paced environment while up against short timelines. This role plays a critical role in our creative marketing strategy that determines how our brand message is communicated to our customers.

The salary for these types of jobs are 33k to 88k per year.

Multimedia Specialist Resume Samples | Velvet Jobs
If you want to get an idea of what a multimedia designer’s resume is like, just read this.

https://www.velvetjobs.com/resume/multimedia-specialist-resume-sample

Article D2: Multimedia Production Teams

https://unsplash.com/@thenewmalcolm This is the person I got the picture on the article from, he took the picture. Thank you for letting me use it.

Let explain to you how it works to put together a multimedia team. There are many roles in a Team you have to consider, they are all required for the machine to function, for the gears to turn. Never forget this when you are organizing a team. You need to have a leader for ever individual role for your company, other wise, you will be unsuccessful in any of your business en devours.

Creative Director

Creative directors are the creative leads at advertising and marketing companies, working with designers, artists, copywriters, sales teams and marketers to create a vision for products sold. Creative directors plan advertising, oversee the creative process and give guidance to the creative people that work under them.”

My source for this quote is below.

https://www.snagajob.com/job-descriptions/creative-director/#:~:text=Creative%20directors%20are%20the%20creative,people%20that%20work%20under%20them.

Project Manager

Responsible for the organization planning and locating resources, they set budget, and make sure the idea is executed successfully, including Software and app development.

Content Editors

Content editing, also known as substantive editing, comprehensive editing, macro editing, or heavy editing, is a form of copy editing that evaluates the overall formatting, style, and content of a document in order to optimize visual design and comprehensibility.

The source of this quote is below.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Content_editing

Videographers

”A videographer is someone who is responsible for recording live events and small scale video productions. Videographers focus on smaller productions like documentaries, live events, short films, legal depositions, weddings, birthday parties, sports events, commercials, and training videos.”

My source for this quote is below.

https://www.careerexplorer.com/careers/videographer/

Audio Engineers

Responsible for all the sound and voice recording and sound creating. Makes sure that its all balanced/mixed. Basically with this guy your project would not be as alive as it would be with audio.

How do they work together?

Well basically, the videographer and the audio engineer would work perfectly together, combination of what you see in the video and what the engineer does to make it stand out will be perfect. The content manager edit it to make sure everything looks and sounds good together. Planner has a perfect guideline for the whole team to go off of, and creative director basically made the whole idea and tells everyone what his vision is about this project since he knows what he wants. He also advertises the project for the audience. These are all important to multimedia because it brings life to a project. I guess a normal director would be important too.

Article D1: Audio Design, Capturing, Editing & the Designers who do it

https://unsplash.com/@jasonrosewell Thanks to this person for the featured image for this article.

Sound design is very important for making movies, games and creating content for an audience, why would you watch a movie without any sound? It would definitely break you’re immersion right? This is why sound editors use a cool program for this job, like Adobe Audition, Audacity, Mixpad, and more. To help you fully understand what editing sounds for a job is like, I will explain everything that I can possibly can explain for you aspiring sound designers out there, here we go.

What exactly does it take to be a Sound Designer I wonder?

Sound Designers first have to down load the best and greatest sound mixing software in the world, but there are a lot of options out there, in this article it lists some of the best software out there for the job.

https://filmora.wondershare.com/best-audio-recording-software.html

“Whether professional or for amateur purposes, the audio recording software programs are very important. These programs allow manipulating the audio so that it matches the need for a specific project.

The best audio recording software has a variety of tools embedded to polish the audio recorded, in which this article we are going to review the best of them for you.”

This is an excerpt from the intro of article I found online that shows you what different sound mixing software. These software not only can record sound effects, but can also record your voice, and you can edit the sounds together with these programs in what ever order you want. You can either make your own custom sound effects, which is kind of time consuming on its own, or you can get all sorts of royalty free sound effects from the internet. But I know you’re thinking now, whats the pay?

Different job listing for Sound Designers

Here are multiple different links to jobs for a sound designer, I will leave links to all of them.

Except from Job listing; Sound Designer for Adventure Music Group

“Aventure Music Group (Group of music labels) is looking for an experienced sound engineer, sound designer, music producer for an internship paid position in Miami Florida. We have a Pro Tools, Logic, Ableton, and many VST equipped room. As part of this position, the candidate will need to be able to teach courses on Music Production, Beat Production.”

“Responsibilities: Experience with music technology, including Ableton , ProTools and/or Logic and/or and/or Reason.”

Sound Designer for The Mandy Network

“You are a smart and professional team player, with an eye on quality, and appreciation of hands-on work. You feel confident jumping into a fast-paced startup environment, learning quickly and adding s… Role: RequirementsSolid experience producing audio for real environments with knowledge of pitch, tone, resonance, tempo, phase, decibel levels, crossfading and other sonic qualities inherent in environment.”

The salary for both of these ranged from $50k to $60k.

Article C7: Animated Web Content & Web Animator Jobs

https://unsplash.com/@austindistel

Thanks to this guy for the wonderful image that is featured on the front.

Web design can be really challenging at times, but there is a reason why it needs to be done. The internet is something that is really important to our daily life and getting important information for jobs and work. I bet you are wondering how we use the web banners in the modern landscape for a company. I think that it is pretty simple actually, they want people to know the company’s name, what better way to do it by putting it on any website even when it has nothing to do with the product, the graphic designers making these have to be smart about it. Now I will pull up some great examples online of animated web banners that are really good or really ugly.

5 different web banner ads I found online

National Geographics I Web Banner by Daniel Gom. on Dribbble
This web banner is for the TV channel National Geographic, this one has quite a lot to look at, it shows you every thing you need to know about it while looking pleasing to the eye and seamlessly looping for people looking at it. The colors are very tantalizing, while the photos that they chose make appreciate nature like they want you to.
McDonalds — Tom Fawbush
I do not need to tell you what this one is. This tells you what it is about successfully, but in terms of the animation itself, it is a little basic looking, but I suppose it is more about the food than it sis about it looking cool.
Web Ads and Banners — Yuping Qin
This custom web banner is not one of the best things I have found online when it comes to this article, the colors are alright I guess but it is a little to boring to stand out to me. The image in side the screen seems to be way to colorful compared to the colors they chose for the banner itself.
STARBUCKS ANIMATED ADS FOR POSUGAR - Peyton Leng/Graphic Designer
I do not have much to say about this one, but I think that it is really nice looking. It animates well too.
The First-Ever Banner Ad on the Web - The Atlantic
Okay this one just hurts my eyes, and does not make me want whatever they are selling.

Job Listing for a web banner Animator

This job listing is from Robert Half once again, here is a link to the listing.

https://www.google.com/search?q=Animated+Web+Content+Designer+job&rlz=1C1JZAP_enUS792US797&oq=Animated+Web+Content+Designer+job&aqs=chrome..69i57j33.12605j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8&ibp=htl;jobs&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwif0cSsq9rqAhXEmOAKHS3VBHsQp4wCMAJ6BAgMEAE#fpstate=tldetail&htidocid=4_T7yEG6xWvw_05SAAAAAA%3D%3D&htivrt=jobs&htiq=Animated+Web+Content+Designer+job&sxsrf=ALeKk02HS1EvCrdgS8wQNbhOr-Y-7NNkgw:1595196849608

“The Creative Group (TCG) is looking for a Multimedia Designer who is deeply passionate about creating dynamic designs. If you’re a self-starter who combines the technical knowledge of creative software with excellent design skills, this may be the job for you.”

Article C8: Making Animated Web Content

Featured image

So, we are talking more about animated web content, its a very interesting field, one that adds personality to your company and makes sure its not stale, but how exactly do they do what they do, well I have some information about how to actually start making it, Later on, I will talk about things you need to think about in terms of design logic. So here is some info from a journalist about how to get started with it.

HOW they do the things they do, the answer.

https://design.tutsplus.com/tutorials/how-to-make-an-effective-web-banner–cms-32610

The article in question is right here if you want read, below is an excerpt from the intro.

”Website banners: we see them every day, and they are a great addition to your marketing campaign. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to make a banner. Banner designs and banner templates are composed of a couple of key elements: an offer and a call to action. You can add your logo if you’d like, and an image to enhance the message.”

“The offer needs to be concise and to the point. You have to let your readers know what you are promoting. The call to action is a text/button that will invite your consumer to your website. Short phrases like “Shop Now” or “Subscribe” are great anchors.”

-laura keung from design tuts plus.

The most popular program for making a web banner seems to be something called Fiverr. This is a codding program used for all sorts of web design. According to this other article I found, its one very popular program.

shoutmeloud.com/banner-ad-maker-software.html

“This is one website that I often use for getting the banner ad design done. There are many talented designer who are offering their design skills for hire. You can get animated HTML 5 banner ads in your brand design within matter of hours. This is perfect for busy marketers, who understand the benefits of outsourcing.”

Harsh Agrawal- of shoutmeloud.com

What is a Time line? What is it used for? And what is a Key Frame Animation? Who makes them?

A time line is where the frames of the animation are placed used to make the project come to life. You can layer then over each other to make the animation as cool as possible.

A key frame is the simplest form of animating an object according to this site: http://web.arch.virginia.edu/arch545/handouts/keyframing.html#:~:text=Keyframing%20is%20the%20simplest%20form,to%20some%20different%20final%20form.&text=This%20keyframe%20is%20%22Box%20at%20End%22.

It is simply based on the notion that an object has a starting state that changes over time, in all sorts of ways to put it bluntly. All web designers use this feature in some sort of unique way. Adobe animate, Motion Builder, blender, cinema 4D, Maya and Pencil 2D are some of many animation programs that use key framing.

Article C3: UI/UX Design, A/B Testing & the UI/UX Designer Jobs

Featured image; https://unsplash.com/@danielkorpai

So what is a U.I. even? To anyone not technologically inclined, this would not mean anything to you. A U.I. is a user interface, something that is used for various tech stuff, it is basically a menu or screen with a bunch of buttons on the screen for you to choose, these would take you to different parts of whatever your looking at, be it a website, or a game, and so on. Its just a way to navigate. So what I’m going to be talking about today are different kinds of web interfaces and how they help a web designer.

A/ B Testing; What is it for?

This another form of navigating on the web, but what is it for?

A/B testing (also known as bucket testing or split-run testing) is a user experience research methodology. [1] A/B tests consist of a randomized experiment with two variants, A and B.[2][3] It includes application of statistical hypothesis testing or “two-sample hypothesis testing” as used in the field of statistics. A/B testing is a way to compare two versions of a single variable, typically by testing a subject’s response to variant A against variant B, and determining which of the two variants is more effective.”

-Source https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A/B_testing

If people are testing your web site. and it isn’t up to snuff, then you will probably need to revamp a bit of it, that is unless it is good. Having someone to test your website will usually work out most of the time.

U.I design and U.X are they different? How do they help with the A/B testing?

UX is different then the UI (which i explained above), it stands for User Experience. If I were to have the simplest explanation, it would be from this persons article about differences between UI and UX design. Here is an excerpt from it to give you an idea.

  • User experience design is the process of developing and improving the quality of interaction between a user and all facets of a company.
  • User experience design is, in theory, a non-digital (cognitive science) practice, but used and defined predominantly by digital industries.
  • UX design is NOT about visuals; it focuses on the overall feel of the experience.

SOURCE HERE; https://careerfoundry.com/en/blog/ux-design/the-difference-between-ux-and-ui-design-a-laymans-guide/

So this is the type of stuff that the tester is looking at to make sure your website is good.

Example of a local UI/UX Design Job

This one was from Robert Half, for this job they get a $90000.00 to $110000.00 yearly salary, and describes it as a fast paced environment where you need to be on top of things, while making the mock ups needed and for it to be simple as well. You also need to have Adobe experience. It shows that is indeed something you need to be very good at.

Article C2: Web Design Optimization, Load Times and File Types to Improve Performance

Web Design is an interesting field, it is one of the most important jobs in the world for a mi-raid of reasons, but why is is so difficult to become a professional web designer? I would not call myself a professional web designer, but I do know how to become one, I just need to work hard to become one. One thing you can do to become a professional website designer is by doing all the right steps , like making your website load faster than a lot of other sites, Here is every thing you need to know on that.

Fast Loading Website

 Browser caching stores cache versions of static resources, a process that quickens page speed tremendously and reduces server lag. When a user visits a page on your website, the cached version usually displays unless it has changed since it was last cached. This means the browser saves a lot of requests to your server and improves load speed for your site.

https://hostway.com/blog/10-ways-to-make-your-website-load-faster/

Clearing the cache usually solves most problems on your computer or device, but in this case, it will make your web site a more pleasant experience for every one. It is very important to remember, because you do not want to have anyone call your website slow, it would not be good for your image. You need to keep your web site optimized, I will show you how to do that too.

Optimization is Important, so is SEO

“Building a strong site architecture and providing clear navigation will help search engines index your site quickly and easily. This will also, more importantly, provide visitors with a good experience of using your site and encourage repeat visits. It’s worth considering that Google is increasingly paying attention to user experience.

When it comes to how much traffic is driven by search engines to your website, the percentage is substantial, and perhaps the clearest indicator of the importance of SEO.

In 2014, Conductor suggested 64% of all web traffic comes from organic search, compared to 2% from social, 6% from paid search, 12% direct and 15% from other referral sources.

This tallies with our own data, with approximately 70-75% of SEW traffic coming from organic.”

https://www.searchenginewatch.com/2016/01/21/seo-basics-22-essentials-you-need-for-optimizing-your-site/

Saving space on your computer and on your websites is important for you too, here’s something to keep in mind.

PNG GIF and JPG

The PNG is an image that is saved in the Portable Network Graphic format, it compressed like the GIF file, used to store web graphics and digital photos.

GIF are moving video files used for websites that make them look pretty.

Then a JPG is basically the same as a PNG except its less high quality.

Advanced Indesign Knowledge

Featured Image link above

5 of the most Powerful Tools in Indesign

Indesign is a very different software than both Photoshop and Illustrator, it is not something really used for artistic purposes. It is more similar to something like Microsoft Word, but it very useful, and has some interesting tools of its own. Let me list off 5 of the most useful ones in my opinion for you.

  1. Gradient Tool; This tool is for making a colored box that gradually blends from one color to another color to add an interesting look to your article. To use this tool, you have to press the box under the free transform tool and draw a line near a shape you placed when its selected to insert the gradient you want.

2. Rectangle/Ellipse/Polygon Tool; You want a block? A triangle? A star? Then these tools are what you are looking for. They can add some personality to your piece, to use it you must press the square above the scissors. to use the other tools attached to it, click and hold to see them and select which one you need.

3. Pencil Tool; This is for drawing a tool by scratch if your confident about your art skills. To use this tool, you press what else but the button that looks like a pencil, if you hold click on this, you will also get the eraser and smooth tool

4.Hand Tool; This is a very simple tool, and it is very useful. all you do is select the hand and then drag it across the screen to move the page. Here is a little tip for any new users, if you used the zoom tool and want to zoom out quickly, double click the hand tool.

5.Zoom Tool; This is the tool you use to zoom in and out (zoom out while holding the alt key) of the document at your leisure. To use this tool, press the magnifying glass on the side bar.

Pre-fligthing

Pre-flighting is the process of checking if the digital data required to print a job are all present and valid. Nowadays it are usually PDF files that are sent to a printing company. The PDF file format is a solid standard to exchange pages, ranging from single ads to complete publications.

https://www.prepressure.com/pdf/basics/preflight

E-pub/E-BookS

An E-pub, or more commonly known as an eBook, is a book that is on on a digital device. They started to become more popular around the mid 2000s. They were invented in 1971 by a man named Michael S. Hart. Most entertainment companies and publishers are paying designers to make these, and people would rather read a book that is digital than the real thing, and it helps to preserve them.

Article B6: Write a Tutorial: Making an Animated Logo Gif

Making a GIF on Photoshop sounds likes something you cant do, but you definitely can. I will show you that it is as simple as counting from one to ten. You are going to have to get your base though so you can actually get started, perhaps you can make it in Illustrator or get it from screen shots from a different program or what have you. So boot up Photoshop and get started on this fun project, this could be very useful for anything you want to do in the future. So lets get to the first step.

Step One; Make your subject

First you get your subject for your logo whether you make it in illustrator, or just get something else from your computer, you can use it to make this GIF. Make sure you have a reference for your logo, like so…..

This is required if you want to have a logo. So any way, on to step two.

Step 2 Import into Photoshop

Putting in your image into Photoshop is quite simple, all you have to do is drag the project from the illustrator program and then plop it into Photoshop and then start to animate it. I suggest you have different animation frames in illustrator before you begin. This next step is the most important.

Step 3; Animate

To begin the animation all you have to do is open the Window tab and then you select the Timeline tab. Select the layers that you want to use and drag them into the timeline, they will be the frames of animation. The purple bar represents how many seconds the frame will appear for. Test your animation over and over again until you are satisfied with it, you will know when that will be. Now for the final step.

Step 4; Export as a GIF

To finish your GIF so you can share with anyone you want, all you have do is hover over the File tab and look for another tab called export, and then you must go to Save for Web (Legacy) When you get there, you change the file type to a GIF format. Make sure everything is in order and your sure that it works, press the save button and put in whatever file you want. Then you are done! You just made a GIF in Photoshop, pat yourself on the back why don’t you? Anytime you forget this, come back to this tutorial, you can thank me later.

Tutorial to RGB to CYMK for Printing

Featured image https://unsplash.com/@grohsfabian

Graphic Art is a very important job for a multitude of reasons that I’m sure you already know, for packaging of every product in the entire world its very useful, otherwise it would just be a blank picture on the box and you wouldn’t know what your buying, it is a very profitable job, and it helps you get art skills improved, so the point of this specific article is to teach you how to convert RGB and CYMK to printing for your work. Lets start to talk about it then and not waste any more time.

Lets start the RGB Tutorial

Step 1; This part is for Photoshop by the way. This is very simple to do and is a very useful tutorial so pay attention. One of the many ways to do this is go to the image tab, hover over the mode tab, and you will see various different options like gray scale, indexed color, and lab color, what you want to look for is to check the tab that says CYMK.
Step 2; The next step here is how you use this in Adobe Illustrator. This is very similar to what you do in Photoshop so don’t fret. Go to the tab on the top of the screen that says File, then you move your mouse right on down to the Document Color Mode sub menu. There are only two options for this tab, CYMK and RGB Colors, press CYMK.
Step 3; This last step here is in the adobe illustrator program, this might not be as straight forward as the other two steps so bare with me please. First off, open your self a new document for the purpose of learning if don’t have one already. Press Print on the document selector, and when you open it, click the selection tool, go to the tab that says Window, after that, go to the color tab, and then press a tab that also says color, don’t get confused now. The color panel will open from there, and then you can adjust the colors, set the atributes to
c = 100 m = 100 y = 100 k = 100 and then it will be cmyk. For RGB set it to R = 57 G = 46 B = 122.

That is all you need, Have fun!

So now you know how to set your document from RGB to CYMK on Photoshop, Illustrator and Indesign. Make art to your hearts content.