Introduction

The idea for this book emerged from a course that I helped create in 2003 and have been teaching ever since. Digital Media Convergence, or DMC as the students like to call it, is a rapid-fire survey course that introduces students to foundational concepts and skills used across a wide range of multimedia technologies and design and production workflows. In DMC, students learn the basics of visual theory, graphic design, digital photography, sound and video recording and editing, and Web design—all in a one-semester course. To accomplish such a feat, this course focuses on breadth rather than depth. Students gain an expansive view of multimedia theory and practice, the language of audio and visual design, and the essential concepts ...

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