28Oct

Why Do You Need a Good Audio Recorder?

For years, journalists and photographers have used Soundslides to create compelling, emotionally-stimulating audio slideshows. Recently, we’ve had a hunch that Soundslides is also a good tool for promoting products – like books – where a video seems like overkill but a written description doesn’t really do enough.

To test this theory, we partnered with a children’s book publishing company called The Child’s World. We wanted to see if a Soundslides piece could help the company promote their books to teachers, librarians, and parents and if it could also, at the same time, train their sales staff to sell ... Read the full story

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29Jul

5 Steps for Successful Storytelling

It’s true. Everyone has a great story to tell, but not everyone tells it in a way that can really connect. The online space is the perfect venue for sharing your story with the entire world, but if you make a mistake with its delivery it might as well be collecting dust in your home office.

That’s why we love Mindy McAdams’ advice on creating an audio slideshow with Soundslides to tell your story in the most efficient, impactful way. McAdams is a Professor of Journalism at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Fla. She put together this ... Read the full story

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15Jul

Make Mobile-Friendly Multimedia with Soundslides iOS Shell

Soundslides on the Go

Chances are, you’re never too far from your iPhone, and that means you can take the stunning audio slideshows you create in Soundslides with you on the go. How? The answer is in the 'shell.' Once you have selected the 'TEMPLATE' tab, selecting the 'SHELL' tab will allow you to further customize both the player and the Web page that contains it.

In the 'SHELL' drop-down menu you’ll see a lot of options; choose iOS_html5. This player is the same as the default Soundslides player, except it uses a standards-friendly W3C-valid method to embed Flash content, ... Read the full story

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18Jan

Apple’s iPad Air Ad – Your Verse : What will your verse be?

Apple Your Verse

Apple recently released a new ad for the iPad Air. The opening line is incredibly powerful as is the entire piece.
We don't read and write poetry because it's cute, we read and write poetry because we're members of the human race.
The  ad  speaks to our own passion for storytelling. Everyone has a story to tell and our passion is figuring out ways to allow people to do that quickly and easily.

 

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16Oct

Mountain Workshops 2013, Owensboro, KY – story telling at its finest

Owensboro, KY History Museum

Soundslides is at Mountain Workshops again this year helping out the production team get posts up on the blog, new faculty and staff bios posted, and all the videos and photo stories posted to the website.

Soundslides has been a part of the Mountain Workshops since the early 2000's and is a proud sponsor. This year we had the pleasure of introducing Grant Kaye to the workshop as a timelapse photography coach. Definitely check out his work, it's amazing.

The Mountain Workshops location is unique this year as we're setup in the History Museum! Working with Wendell H. Ford staring ... Read the full story

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04Sep

Tim Broekema on audio slideshow nuts & bolts at Bonnaroo, Part 2!

Bonnaroo 2013 photo by Tim Broekema

 

Last June, photographer Tim Broekema and writer Jon Waterhouse spent four explosive days at the Bonnaroo music and art festival gathering material for audio slideshows that reveal what festival life is like for the thousands of Bonnoroovians every year. When Neal Cohen of Superfly Presents asked Soundslides to partner with Bonnaroo, he said he wanted a software that was super easy to use and quick and cost efficient to get online.

Part 2 of Broekema's post-festival reflections contains tips on how to prepare for such a tightly scheduled, high-octane assignment. (Here's Part 1)

Soundslides:  Getting photos and sound recordings ... Read the full story

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