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Director is a great application for new media promotion and promotions together can create an audience for a project and assist with beginning stages of the design process. Stickmancan is a prerelease for a project called "stickmancan ". It is structured as an interactive screensaver that also acts as a countdown to the launch of the product. The stickman has a series of actions that it can perform. These have been created as Flash animations that are called by the user. They can be called as individual actions or can be set up as a sequence. The main project is split into a Flash movie that has a stickman with associated animations. This has been nested in a Director movie with the controls. The user can then save out sequences of actions so that they will be available the next time the project is run. Director Is the Shell Director is the container for multiple ty... (more)

Stage Fright!

Panic seems to be a common feeling for those new to Director, those who dare to launch it. We're going to try to ease the feeling of panic and create familiarity with common interface elements. You should also feel inspired to use Director for projects where you may be using Flash for comfort's sake. Director is a great tool that just needs a bit of patience and less fear. What causes this fear? The interface would be one of the main factors. Why? It contains so many options. Most of the tools that you use extensively in a project are open and ready. This may, for a beginner, caus... (more)