Implement complex procedures to produce a specified digital media outcome involves:
- selecting software based on the features of the program(s) that enables the student to effectively demonstrate skills in creating, editing and integrating media types
- applying a set of complex tools and techniques to present content in a media type
- applying data integrity and testing procedures to ensure the outcome meets the specifications
- following legal, ethical and/or moral requirements appropriate to the outcome.
- showing accuracy in the application of complex tools, techniques and procedures
- showing independence with regard to decision making in the selection of software and application of complex tools, techniques and testing procedures.
- applying complex tools and techniques, and producing the outcome in a manner that economises the use of resources (eg optimised tool selection, batch processing images, use of master pages, use of libraries, timely production).
4 Complex tools and techniques may include:
• Web page design: HyperText Markup Language / Cascading Style Sheets (HTML/CSS), scripting (manipulating content), dynamic data handling, interaction between user and content, multiple device outputs
• Print design: interactivity, form elements, chapters and sections, clipping paths, Extensible Markup Language (XML) content, pre-press, resolutions
• Audio: multiple tracks, manipulating multiple tracks, overlays, equalising
• Motion graphics: complex transitions, multiple tracks, post processing, compression and exporting, onion skinning, rendering
• Image manipulation: colour histograms and adjustments, non destructive editing, pen tools and paths, filter effects, graphic optimisations, colour management and printing, automation scripts.
5 Media types include: text, web languages, audio, video, graphics, animation or still images.
6 Data integrity procedures include checking for the relevance, accuracy, and reliability to ensure the outcome functions as intended.