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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27Aug

How did Tim Broekema and Jon Waterhouse make 8 Soundslides audio slideshows in 4 days at Bonnaroo?

Bonnaroo 2013 by Tim Broekema

 

Last June, photographer Tim Broekema and writer Jon Waterhouse spent four explosive days at Bonnaroo getting photos and sound recordings to make audio slideshows telling insider stories. Neal Cohen of Superfly Presents had asked Soundslides to partner with Bonnaroo. He believed audio slideshows would tell the best Bonnaroo  stories because they can be very expressive and match the Bonnaroo vibe. Also, Soundslides is super easy and quick, making them cost efficient to produce and get online.

Afterward, Broekema wrote up some thoughts about the whole crazy process. Since another amazing festival, Burning Man, is happening this week in Nevada's ... Read the full story

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22Aug

Savannah Hoover, Soundslides & Burning Man: Being an Artist in All That You Do

Savannah Hoover

 

In August, 2012, Savannah Hoover and her Sierra Nevada College classmates set out to Nevada's Black Rock Desert to build an art installation called "Project Overlook" for the annual culture festival called Burning Man. The students constructed a giant interactive piece, and observed as fellow "Burners" experienced the artwork. (Read about it in our last  Soundslides blog post.) Afterward, they recorded their experience in a Soundslides audio slideshow. We reached Hoover in New Mexico to get her reflections on her experience using Soundslides and being in such a unique Burning Man class.
What was it like to make the ... Read the full story

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