November 6, 2006

A sound debate

This weekend I worked like mad on my Flash project for New Media Projects. I have a total of ten scenes with background photos, articles, buttons and title banners. Okay, so you're probably thinking my presentation looks busy. I'm working on that. I'm also working on sound.

The issue with my project is that it is going to actually be used for the Setonian post-New Media Projects. That means, for the sake of copyright laws, I have to get permission to use any sound. Because I have been working hard on this, I haven't looked around for free sound websites (if they exist), and I was wondering if anyone knew a place where I could get some (preferably Catholic) choral music. I'm open to a lot of other sound, too, but I want it to work with what I've got.

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If I'm being realistic about this, I have two options if sound doesn't pan out. I could post it online without the sound, which is very nice and it decreases the file size; or, I could put sound in it and not post it online. That would really suck, though, because I've used Setonian resources and articles for it--and the newspaper should benefit from that work.

Everything is going well, though. I have scroll bars working, enough layers to make an onion proud and I finally discovered how to make the looping stop in the first scene. I've also devised a plan for interactivity of sorts. I'm going to hide the quotes from CST documents in the frames, and they have to find the button. When the button is found, a screen will pop up, saying something (additional information, feeback form ?).

I'll put it this way: I'm on better footing. I'm not afraid of losing everything. I'm hopeful. Almost happy...

Posted by Amanda Cochran at November 6, 2006 11:34 AM | TrackBack
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Check this out, Amanda:

http://www.flashkit.com/soundfx/

This is where I've gone for Flash music and sounds when I need them. They're all shareware or freeware; usually, the people who created the sounds are more than happy to let you use them as you see fit, as long as you send them a quick e-mail letting them know how you intend to use it. I haven't had anyone reject my requests yet.

Not all of the sounds are of high quality, but there are a few really nice instrumental loops in there.

Posted by: ChrisU at November 9, 2006 11:38 AM

(On a side note...

You may be asked to link to the creator's website; in that case, you could just create a "Credits" area in your presentation with a list of all of the sources you've used.)

Posted by: ChrisU at November 9, 2006 11:48 AM

Thank you very much; I'm sure I'll use it.

Posted by: Amanda at November 9, 2006 1:30 PM
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