The rapid drop in costs and the improved functionality of authoring software has brought DVD production within the scope of every home moviemaker. A good-looking and functional menu is critical to the success of any DVD without it, end users cannot find their way to the real content. Designing DVD Menus provides both hobbyist moviemakers and design professionals at any level of expertise with all the information and inspiration they need to create slick, stylish, exciting DVDs. It demystifies the jargon and explains technical issues in simple language. Employing plenty of easy-to-follow, step-by-step work-throughs, it encourages readers to focus on getting creative with their ideas. It is full of projects that show how to use animation, picture-within-picture, background movie clips, and audio and imaging effects to create stunning titles, menu screens, transitions, and interactive features. Overall, it offers a wealth of tips and tricks to give DVD designs that cool, professional edge. * The definitive guide to creating slick, stylish, exciting DVDs. * Invaluable for design professionals as well as aspiring filmmakers and home users. * Covers the basics of user interface design as well as advanced techniques for creating animated menus.Burns, Michael is the author of 'Designing DVD Menus How To Create Professional-Looking DVDs', published 2004 under ISBN 9781578202591 and ISBN 1578202590.