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Creating a Project Plan

Before you begin to create a movie in Flash, it's important to develop a project plan first. The project plan provides a road map for you to follow as you build your project in Flash. Without a project plan, you'll inevitably hit road blocks, which will cause you to waste time redesigning all of or portions of the movie. Planning a movie project involves determining its purpose, identifying the audience, logically developing the content, organizing the structure of the content, developing the layout and design, and identifying the delivery computer system. As part of the project plan, it's also important to include details about the look and feel of your production, its length and size, how it will interact with the viewer, and how and for whom it will be distributed. With a project plan in place, you'll be ready to create a movie in Flash.

Plan a Movie

Creating a movie can take a long time; it's worth the effort to plan carefully. The tendency for most first-time Flash developers is to start creating a movie without carefully planning the project. Before you begin, you need to develop and follow a plan. Otherwise, you might end up spending a lot of time fixing or completely changing parts of the movie, which you could have avoided from the beginning. You need to figure out the goal of the project, the look and feel of your production, its length and size, how it will interact with the viewer, and how and for whom it will be distributed. When planning a movie, it's important to accomplish the following:


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