Photographer and University of Florida professor John Freeman takes students to Berlin, Germany every May for a two-week study abroad program. (See previous post on Oct. 3.) One takeaway from the program is a finished Soundslides project telling the story of a person who has moved to Berlin to pursue a passion. Through their photography and interviews, the students explore such questions as: How is life in Berlin? How do you put the pieces together to achieve your goals? What’s your average day like? The cumulative projects, posted on the Berlin program website, convey the spirit of a city ... Read the full story
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Soundslides has been a part of Mountain Workshops for a long time. Joe Weiss has been going for over a decade and Justin Winter has been a part of the workshop for 8 years. This year we have a great team and probably the most technical expertise we've ever had. We're re-architecting the main website to use Django and implementing some fancy new designs. Check out the Mountain Workshop website for more info.
When photographer John Freeman was a teenager in the late 1960s, he lived in West Berlin behind the Berlin Wall. The 13-foot-high barrier was built by the German Democratic Republic in 1961 to cut off the free West Berlin from the rest of communist-gripped eastern Germany. Between 1968 and 1971, Freeman’s dad was stationed in the military there. Even though the family was allowed to travel freely between West and East Germany, Freeman nonetheless experienced the chill of the oppression.
Forty years later, Freeman, a University of Florida professor, still is intrigued by the effect that that physical divider ... Read the full story
Mindy McAdams — journalist, teacher, and author of the 2005 book “Flash Journalism: How to Create Multimedia News Packages” — is fresh back from Bandung, West Java, where as a Fulbright Senior Scholar she taught multimedia journalism at Padjadjaran University in the city of Bandung.
McAdams used Soundslides to teach the Indonesian students how to combine audio recordings and photographs for compelling stories. Recently we caught up with her to ask how the students liked using the audio slideshow software.
“The undergraduate journalism students at my university in Indonesia found Soundslides very easy to learn and easy to use,” she said. “They ... Read the full story