‘Interviews w/ photojournalists, teachers, digital media producers’ Category

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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13Jun

Counting down to Bonnaroo!

©Morgan G. Harris - Bonnaroo 2012

Bonnaroo starts tomorrow, June 13, and we're excited to have one of our best Soundslides experts on the ground, photographer and Western Kentucky University professor Tim Broekema, along with writer/producer Jon Waterhouse, to capture the atmosphere of this wild festival with audio slideshows. (We'll post them here!)

As he was packing up to head out this week, Tim riffed a little for us on why the audio slideshow works so well for Bonnaroo, and what he's facing as he goes into the heady (and fun) action of the next four days in Manchester, Tennessee.
Tim Broekema: Soundslides at Bonnaroo
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08Jun

Bonnaroo + Soundslides = Fun!

Bonnaroo is using Soundslides to create audio slideshows this year. Photographer Tim Broekema and writer Jon Waterhouse will roam the music and arts festival June 13-17 looking for the weird, wild and wonderful. They’ll bring you eight audio slideshow stories during the festival, two every day, showing the real-life experiences of hundreds of Boonarovians. (Always producing “Overwhelming Happiness,” according to the Bonnaroo website.)

 

The slideshows will fill in the scenes between videos of live shows that’ll appear on Bonnaro’s webcast.
Weird places and spaces....
“The webcast will be limited to festival performances, leaving the at-home audience ... Read the full story

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16May

Patience and Peril: The Guardian’s Mad Traveler, Kevin Rushby*

author photo - kevin rushby

The scoop...
Photographer and writer Kevin Rushby creates audio slideshows for the British newspaper and website The Guardian. He has also published several provoking books. In "Paradise: A History of the Idea That Rules the World," he explores links between human ideals of perfection and the brutal realities of violence. In "Children of Kali," he looks into "the dark and mysterious world of Indian crime, past and present." And in "Hunting Pirate Heaven," he sails the African Coast to chase down descendants of 16th century pirates.

Recently we caught up with Rushby for some key comments about making audio slideshows ... Read the full story

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22Apr

Paula Acunzo defines “tough” with her slideshow about a seashell cemetery in Argentina

Paula Acunzo

Paula Acunzo is a freelance photojournalist and teacher as well as a journalist and a lawyer specializing in intellectual property rights. She lives in Argentina, and her audio slideshow "Redención" is this week's featured entry from our travel audio slideshow contest. Submit a link to your own contest entry in the comments section below! You may win a free new version of Soundslides and get featured in our next blog entry.

Soundslides: Your beach slideshow is so lyrical and beautiful. Why did you want to create this audio slideshow?
Paula Acunzo: I wanted to show an unusual tourist spot ... Read the full story

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11Apr

Tewfic El-Sawy: first featured travel audio slideshow in our contest!

Tewfic El-Sawy cropped

Tewfic El-Sawy is the first featured photographer in our travel audio slideshow contest. Read his comments about creating this story and visiting tango halls (milongas) in Buenos Aires.

 

Send us your audio slideshow about a trip or a place that you love, or a cultural experience you had somewhere. We'll select three winners from the entries and give them a free new version of Soundslides (coming soon). We'll also select three additional winners from among any students who send a submission. Tweet the link (@soundslides), post it to our Facebook page, or put it in the comments section below. ... Read the full story

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