‘Tips & Tricks’ 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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17Aug

How to create a picture slideshow synchronized with audio

A common questions we get up front is, "Can we synchronize the exact transition point between images with a song or audio track?" The quick answer is YES. Most slideshow software tools don't give you tools to exactly control the transition point of each image along the audio track. This is one of the areas that Soundslides has excelled at for years.

Here's a simple video tutorial of the process:

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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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19Apr

Moors and Christians conflict captured in our featured travel slideshow

In a set of annual festivals, Spain pays tribute to the battles between Moors and Christians that rocked the country between the 8th and 15th centuries. The people who take part dress in Mediaeval costumes and represent either the Moors (Muslims) or the Christians in mock battles and parades. Paul Louis Archer’s slideshow, one of the first submitted to our travel audio slideshow contest, captures the conflict.

Read Paul's comments for tips and inspiration, and submit your own travel audio slideshow in the comments section — or on Facebook page or on Twitter (@Soundslides). The contest ends May 31, so ... Read the full story

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