The word multimedia means using many ways to show information. Multimedia stories are videos made up of: pictures, text and sound. They can be used to:
It does not make sense to print out multimedia stories (you can not see the sound), so they are usually watched on a computer monitor or using a projector.
- tell a story;
- describe some instructions;
- persuade the viewer to do something.
The video will move from one slide to the next automatically along a timeline, so such videos are often seen in shops where they are played in a loop all day to help advertise products.
Multimedia authoring programs are used to create multimedia stories and usually have several features:
||As the story is played, it can zoom and pan around the pictures. You could start by focusing in on a small detail of a picture, and then gradually zoom out to reveal the whole picture.
|Slide Transition Effects
||You can change the way one slide changes into the next one using different transition effects.
||Text can be added onto slides – this is useful for captions, or for the opening title.
||You can add a voice-over to the slides using a microphone.
|Add background music
||You can import music composed on the computer to play in the background, and change its tempo or style to match the narrative.