These projects are ONLY for firms who can dedicate atleast 5 of their men for a specific period of time. No freelance work will be provided.
Project ACK (comic book in India)
There are 437 titles to be digitized (Cover plus 29-32 pages)
The text has to editable format as ACK needs to be reprinted into various other foreign and Indian local languages.
The output needs to be the print ready file with 4 color and additional black color for text.
Project Tinkle(comic book in India)
There are 1200 titles to be digitized ( List of the Articles to be archived along with template design, font and other specification will be provided by IBH)
We need to create a database of the entire 1200 titles.
On the search of different articles, the database should pop up the result for the same article from the entire volume.
All the articles have to be editable and we need to provide the print ready file.
Besides the above mentioned activities, we also need to work on creating e-books and protect the extraction of data though security settings.
Give me a complete quote on both the projects and the timeline per comic book.
14 July 2005
Flash designers required on contract basis.
We develop our own mathematics software in-house for distribution to our centres. The software is used to assist teachers to teach school children mathematics. We have now decided to also develop a science program and we are in need of extra Flash graphics designers to allow us to complete the program in time.
We have found your details on the internet and would like to know if you would be interested in assisting us in this development on the following basis: -
1. Recruit flash graphics designers who have competencies in line with the attached Schedule A, who can convert our story-boards into modules.
2. Monitor the quality of their work in line with pre-determined product standards.
3. Deliver the flash files in standard and shocked format via DVD or CD to ourselves in South Africa.
4. Insert and synchronise any video which may have to be inserted into the flash files
5. Do such corrections as we may require from time to time and remit the final corrected files.
We will provide you with the following: -
1. Standard guidelines in terms of fonts, colours, buttons, action scripting etc which must be applied in creating the flash movies.
2. Edited files of voice recording in .wav Format on CD or DVD.
3. Story boards, which will spell out the graphics content that has to be created and synchronized with the voice recordings.
4. Any video required to be inserted into the flash movies.
Attached please find a small self executing flash file which will give you a good idea of what we will require. Please make sure that your sound is actvated and turned up in order that you may hear the voice that accommodates the graphics. The story board for this particular flash movie is also attached and serves as an example of what we use as source material to create the flash movies. The specific clip is not a complete module and it starts on page six point J25.2.4 of the story board.
We estimate that we will need to do approximately 300 modules to complete this project. This figure could be substantially higher if we also retain your services to produce some of our overflow in the maths product. In our experience a competent flash designer should be able to complete at least one module per week (5 working days). Our first priority is to complete approximately 100 modules by 31 January 2005.
Allowing for recruitment, training etc – we hope to commence full production by mid September 2005 which will give us approximately 4 months to meet the deadlines for this year. To do 100 modules in 4 months at a rate of 4 modules per week, we/you will need approximately 6 to 7 flash graphics designers. We will probably also have to recruit a local science teacher who would assist the graphics designers to interpret what is intended in the storyboards, and who could perhaps also manage and monitor the graphics designers to make sure that they are productive and are meeting their deadlines and who could liaise with us on problem areas.
From the attached example, you will notice that the flash graphics skills required is beyond the basic but it is not at an advanced level. If one or two of the designers are well versed in “action scripting”, this should be fine. We are talking here of bulk production and when we do the storyboard, the authors try not to get too creative with the graphics which will be required.
From 2006 to 2007 – Product will be made available to you throughout the year which will mean that we will be able to reduce the core of graphics designers to possibly 3 or 4.
In order for you to get an idea of what a complete module story board looks like, we would appreciate it if you could provide as with a fax number and contact person so that we can fax you a sample story board.
We would prefer to structure the contract with you on a per module basis.
Could you please advise whether you have the capability and desire to get involved in this project. Please provide us with details of your infrastructure and whether you would be interested in this project. Please also provide us with a pro forma quote in South African Rand or US dollar of what you anticipate charging per module.
Please contact me by e-mail if you require any further information.