Posts Tagged ‘Soundslides’

13Jun

What is Bonnaroo?

What is Bonnaroo?
Some may not know, although thousands (millions?) around the world do know. Bonnaroo is a four-day music and arts festival held on a 700-acre farm in Manchester, Tennessee near Nashville. This year, the festival is going on right now until June 17, and it’s sold out.

When you checkout the lineup, it’s easy to see why people zoom to Bonnaroo every year. This year, the festival is partnering with Soundslides to show people what the festival is like off-stage in the super-fun, super-lovely, laid-back environs of the farm.

We’ll post the audio slideshows as ... Read the full story

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16May

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

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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!

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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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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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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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