Archive for January, 2013

27Jan

Eva Gilliam: making great audio slideshow profiles of people

Audio slideshows are especially suited for people profiles. In a conversation with Soundslides earlier this month, freelance digital media producer and videographer Eva Gilliam suggested we look at an audio slideshow that was part of the Children’s Radio Foundation Young Reporters Network project.

(What are your techniques for making great audio slideshows about people? Tell us in the comments section below.)

Yolanda Benya: Cape Town, South Africa from Children's Radio Foundation on Vimeo.

In the piece, 18-year-old Yolanda Benya of Khayelitsha Township, Cape Town, moved with her family from a corrugated zinc hut in an impoverished slum, where people ... Read the full story

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16Jan

Eva Gilliam’s audio slideshow checklist — Don’t leave home without it!

Photo by Lerato Maduna 2012

Editors can only do so much with the material they’re provided. Freelance audio slideshow and video producer Eva Gilliam, who lives in Cape Town, South Africa, and produces videos and audio slideshows for various news agencies and NGOs, likes to provide a checklist to photographers and reporters she works with. One late night on Skype, she shared her list with the Soundslides community. What do you have on your field checklist? Tell us in the comments section below.
Photography strategy

Develop a rough scripting of the story before you go out: where is it, who are the characters, what ... Read the full story

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11Jan

Eva Gilliam: creating emotional impact in audio slideshows

Eva Gilliam in Kenya shooting

Eva Gilliam is a freelance producer and videographer in Cape Town, South Africa. Various news agencies and NGOs, including UNICEF, hire her to create audio slideshows from photos and sound recordings gathered by reporters. Last year she worked with photojournalist Kate Holt on a powerful audio slideshow, “Inside Somalia: Violence Against Women and Girls,” published in The Guardian in October. The audio slideshow presents three Somali women who describe violence in the refugee camps. Gilliam spoke to Soundslides about three stylistic choices that give this audio slideshow its distinct personality.

Once Holt delivered the images and sound recordings, Gilliam listened ... Read the full story

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