Posts Tagged ‘Paul Trani’

Create dynamic animations in Flash Professional CS5

Published by | Thursday, September 16th, 2010

In Flash Professional CS5: Animation Projects, Paul Trani shows how to create dynamic and visually rich animations in Flash Professional CS5. This course demonstrates how to create and import assets, and then take those assets and bring them to life with dynamic motion. It also shows how to create more unique and natural movement by adding special effects, 3D, masks, and even bones to animate characters.

lynda.com author Paul Trani on creating sites with Flash CS5

Published by | Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

As part of our ongoing Flash training courses, we just released a new course that guides viewers through the steps to creating a web site with Flash Professional CS5: Creating a First Web Site with Flash Professional CS5. This project course is a good follow-up to Flash Professional CS5 Essential Training. It gives you a chance to practice your new skills, and results in a usable project that can be repurposed to suit your needs.

I had a chance to catch up with author Paul Trani to talk to him about his experience creating this course. Paul Trani is an Adobe Evangelist who has developed lynda.com project courses designed as follow-ups to Essential Training courses for both Flash and Dreamweaver.

Paul Trani discusses the important elements of a portfolio web site

Published by | Monday, February 22nd, 2010

Creating a Portfolio Web Site Using Flash CS4 Professional by Paul Trani is a new course in the Library this week. I asked Paul a few questions about this highly anticipated course, starting with why he thought a portfolio web site in Flash is important.

“Creating a website in Flash is a great start for people,” Paul told me, “and the reason I recorded a course on that topic. After Creating a First Web Site in Flash was published, I got a lot of feedback from people who wanted to take it to the next level, by putting their portfolio online. Nobody carries their portfolio around anymore. The ideal situation is to just give someone your url on a business card.”

I asked Paul how much Flash experience our members should have before viewing this training.