‘Audio Slideshow Production Tips’ Category

26Feb

Ram Wows Audience with Farmer Ad That’s an Audio Slideshow

As a kid, whenever I’d visit my Great Aunt Bet in Jackson, Wyo., at about noon every day we’d stop everything and listen to the Paul Harvey radio show. I was pretty young, and didn’t always understand his messages, but I did love the brash energy of his voice. So I wasn’t surprised last month to hear Harvey’s voice narrating the Ram Trucks Farmer ad during the Super Bowl. What I was surprised (and excited) about is how the ad agency used the audio slideshow to deliver its message.
Audio slideshow goes Ram tough
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18Feb

Audio slideshows: Perfecting the art of hanging out

This audio slideshow about two street musicians on Chicago’s Red Line El train reveals some nice storytelling skills.

The "Chicago Street Musicians" audio slideshow is published on the award-winning hyperlocal news site The Red Line Project, created in 2011 by DePaul University students and their College of Communications instructor Mike Reilley. Photos are by Forest Davis, and audio recordings are by Kevin Dempsey and Jake Scott.
Musicians are good audio slideshow subjects
Musicians are always a great audio slideshow subjects because they provide natural material for ambient sound. The musicians performing on the train platform are in a setting ... Read the full story

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14Feb

When is a story right for an audio slideshow?

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How do you know a story will make a good audio slideshow? Matching the story to the storytelling tool is key, explained Mike Reilley in a chat with Soundslides recently. Reilley is an instructor in DePaul University's College of Communications. The hyperlocal news site redlineproject.org that he and his students started two years ago has won awards from the Associated Collegiate Press and the Online News Association. (See more about The Red Line Project in our last post.)

How do you know when a story is right for an audio slideshow. Tell us, below.
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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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