Understand the core concepts and skills of multimedia production and digital storytelling using text, graphics, photographs, sound, motion, and video. Then, put it all together using the skills that you have developed for effective project planning, collaboration, design, and production.

Presented in full color with hundreds of vibrant illustrations, Multimedia Foundations, Second Edition trains you in the principles and skill sets common to all forms of digital media production, enabling you to create successful, engaging content, no matter what tools you are using.

The second edition has been fully updated and features a new chapter on video production and new sections on user-centered design, digital cinema standards (2K, 4K, and 8K video), and DSLR and video camcorder recording formats and device settings. The companion website, which features a wealth of web resources, glossary terms, and video tutorials, has also been updated with new content for both students and instructors.

part Section 1|106 pages

Multimedia Foundations

chapter Chapter 1|35 pages

Understanding Multimedia

ByVic Costello

chapter Chapter 2|37 pages

The Computer

ByVic Costello

chapter Chapter 3|30 pages

Project Planning and Evaluation

ByVic Costello

part section 2|126 pages

Multimedia Design

chapter Chapter 4|33 pages

Visual Communication

ByVic Costello

chapter Chapter 5|24 pages

Page Layout

ByVic Costello

chapter Chapter 6|33 pages

User Interface Design

ByQian Xu

chapter Chapter 7|32 pages

Web Design

BySusan A. Youngblood, Norman E. Youngblood

part Section 3|96 pages

Static Media

chapter Chapter 8|28 pages


ByVic Costello

chapter Chapter 9|30 pages


ByVic Costello

chapter Chapter 1|36 pages


ByVic Costello

part Section 4|147 pages

Time-Based Media

chapter Chapter 11|40 pages

Recording Formats and Device Settings

ByVic Costello

chapter Chapter 12|32 pages

Audio Production

ByVic Costello

chapter Chapter 13|38 pages

Video Production

ByVic Costello

chapter Chapter 14|35 pages

Time-Based Editing

ByVic Costello