‘Audio Slideshow Production Tips’ Category

16Aug

Strong narrative in audio recordings

NY Times - Audio Slideshow

The audio slideshow recording can be as powerful as jazz
Listen to the voice of the man recorded in this New York Times audio slideshow, "Social Worker with a Camera" by Sandra C. Roa. His monologue is like jazz; The intensity gushes and recedes; the sounds move from gritty to sweet; there’s staccato, silence, and some easy verbal riff. The tenor of his voice conveys even more meaning than the words alone do.

We are looking for more examples of audio slideshows in which the audio is as emotionally powerful as the photos. We want to showcase this great ... Read the full story

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09Aug

Travel audio slideshow contest winners!

 

After a bit of a summer hiatus, now we’re back on the blog with the results of our spring travel contest.
Who won?
We are so excited with the artists and places we got to discover in our first audio slideshow contest. We discovered some wonderful places and cultures. (See below)

Winners were judged on the following points:

Did the submission adhere to the travel theme?
Was the theme clear and concise?
Did the audio support the images, and vice versa?
Was the sound recording clean and useful?
Were the images interesting, well-composed and useful?
Did the piece ... 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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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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