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Audio slideshow: yay or nay?

Watch and discuss.



Embed Soundslides onto WordPress, In:Site

Here’s the link.


Tips For a Successful Marriage BT AUDIO/VISUALS

Good things to remember. Because we always need reminding.

MUST read if you’re putting a soundslides together.

Audio slideshow mistakes: Don’t do these!

Yet again a terrific post from 10,000 Words. Check it out.

Alternatives — but weaker ones — to Soundslides

Go here to take a look.

If any of you decide to try one of these out be sure to post feedback. Even better: present it to class.

The audio slideshow


photo by Rod Mar

photo by Rod Mar




Nice critiques today on what you liked, what you didn’t, what worked, what needed improvement.

Here are links to what we screened today. Take a second look. Consider pacing; variety of shots; openings; endings; story arcs. Take a second look for inspiration and/or for pointers on what not to do.

Rod Blagojevich.

Austin wants to die.

Soldier at tomb of the unknown soldier.

Children learning English

This last piece reminded me of a slideshow Rod Mar did. It’s here. 

Rod used to be at The Seattle Times (sensing a pattern?). And he used to write a terrific blog on sports photography. He is still blogging and he’s yet one more resource to know about because the blog allows you one more chance to get inside a photog’s head.

Also, came across these. Take a look. Weigh in.

From the Boston Globe. Nice portraits. But frankly I started to get bored….I got through three of them and then got antsy. Sorry, but I must be cold because I just didn’t connect or care.

Really liked this It moves. The photos are great. It’s a sobering subject but I thought it was the perfect length.

This has narration. But the narration doesn’t bother me. I just don’t think it works. Too broad. I’m starting to think why put all the effort in building this? Why not a print story?

Lastly, a ton of award-winning stuff here. Will also link to it over on the right. 

Ted and Page got me thinking so I link to a couple of examples of the same story told in different ways.

A radio story by NPR’s Howard Berkes. Listen here. 


The audio slideshow. 

(OK. Maybe this is a no brainer. Got a story about an aerial PHOTOGRAPHER. Uh, DUH. How about some VISUALS showing us the photos….)

(Kind of like the smart thinking by Rod. Photo assignment on a woman helping the Mariners learn English. Duh. Screams AUDIO)

Here’s the Jackie, Journey Through Cancer story.

Even thought it’s written by yours truly — and a really damn good read (ha!) — I do think the story merits visuals. And a bunch of them. And in this case the combination of visuals plus audio trumps the written word. Sigh.

“1 in 8 million”

picture-13photo by Todd Heisler


I forgot to show you this series. My bad. This is a terrific ongoing series, AGAIN BY THE NEW YORK TIMES, that’s chronicling ordinary New Yorkers. The audio is tight. The photos stunning. This is the sort of jumping off point I think we, as a class, could do in spring. Imagine. What would/should we chronicle if we could focus on one subject/place?