Archive for March, 2013

28Mar

The BBC’s Picture Editor on the Magic of Still Photography

Those of you who’ve been reading the Soundslides blog posts and tweets for a while realize we refer to many audio slideshows posted by the BBC. A blog written by the BBC's picture editor, Phil Coomes, is a great place to get an editor’s take on how to capture compelling stories in photos and audio. Here are a couple of interesting excerpts from Coomes about the value of still photography in audio slideshows:
Studying a split second
“Working for a broadcaster often means answering the question why don't you shoot it in video? Well I'd guess most of ... Read the full story

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22Mar

Check Out These Soundslides Tutorials

Many of you are sending us links to free Soundslides tutorials you either like or have made yourselves. It’s time to round up some of them so you can click on down the list and find the ones that work for you. Some of these were written about older versions of Soundslides. Many of the concepts and tips still apply and will shake up the way you create simple, appealing Soundslides stories.

If you want to share a Soundslides tutorial, send us a link via Twitter (@Soundslides) or in the comments section below. Thanks!
Soundslides tutorials to shake you ... Read the full story

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07Mar

The Guardian: audio slideshow vs. video — which is best? You decide.

The Guardian recently published two digital stories about a really crazy rain shower exhibit at the Barbican Centre in London. The installation was a torrential rainstorm — inside of a big room, indoors. You could walk right into the sheeting rain – and because of a bunch of hidden sensors and some computer programming, you didn't get wet.

The Guardian published both an audio slideshow and a video on the project, giving us a great chance to compare effects. What do you think? Is the audio slideshow better, or the video? Why? What emotions do they stir? Do they tell different stories? ... Read the full story

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