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Timbuk3 Donating Member (727 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 12:09 AM
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Help with flash?
This is my first try at a flash movie. It's a commercial I've always wanted to see. I hope it works. If not, does anyone have any suggestions? Words or format, either one.

http://www.timbuk3.com/commercial.swf
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R3dD0g Donating Member (625 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 12:16 AM
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1. Nice.
Though, when I viewed it, it went to full browser and was quite boxy. I think you should limit the size of the stage so that it doesn't get so ...

Also, I'm wondering about the sound. It was very soft and I don't normally have a problem hearing the other flash movies.

But, aside from these quibbles, it was really good. Keep up the good work.
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Timbuk3 Donating Member (727 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 09:32 AM
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2. Thanks
I'm new with the program so I don't know how to actually do what you suggest, but I'll learn. ;->
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go fish Donating Member (10 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 11:11 AM
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6. How to modify
Great content! - I didn't have trouble with the sound, however, you might make the stage smaller and adjust the dimensions to make it fit the size of the film. Additionally, you may have to scale down the resolution of footage you are using to have it fit (if it is 1024x768 reduce it to the 400 x 300 range).

Everyone has different resolution settings on their 'puters, so try to hit the middle which is around 600x800. That means, scale the movie down to around 3/4 to 1/2 the screen size (600x800) so it won't be too big. You will have fewer px artifacts, the file size will be smaller and faster loading, and it will look better.

To do this go to Modify>Movie> and change the width and height. When you are finished and "publish settings," you can give the final image settings a higher quality without the file size getting much larger than it is now. You might consider not looping the movie which you can adjust in the final settings, too.

Here is a Flash site with tutorials
<http://www.flashkit.com />

Keep up the great work!
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Timbuk3 Donating Member (727 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-25-04 11:03 AM
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7. THANK YOU!
That's EXACTLY the kind of help I was looking for!

I'm just checking messages this morning, so I won't get to it until later today, but I'm going to take your suggestions and see if I can get it to be a useful thing to link to. Feel free to link it, any time, but hopefully by tomorrow it will be "prettier".

Much appreciated.
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Timbuk3 Donating Member (727 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-26-04 08:28 PM
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9. Is this better?
I think it's better, now. Thanks for the feedback.

http://www.timbuk3.com/commercial.html
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robbedvoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 09:37 AM
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3. Very effective! Bravo! made me angry all over again.
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Brooklyn-Mecca Donating Member (17 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 10:33 AM
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4. I liked...
...that one. :)
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-25-04 01:43 PM
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8. Hi Brooklyn-Mecca!!
Welcome to DU!! :toast:
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otohara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 11:07 AM
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5. ugly thugs
nice work
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