Posts Tagged ‘story telling’

16Jun

Bonnaroo camping audio slideshow: How do Bonnaroovians sleep, play, eat?

There's no story flab here.
Every quote in this story is helpful, colorful, interesting — from the tooth-brushing Bonnaroovian in the beginning, to the guy who brought a blow-up sofa to the festival grounds, to the girl living in a big international camp with 175 other campers and a couple of Bonnaroo-ready chefs.
How did Tim Broekema and Jon Waterhouse find these stories and make this audio slideshow about life beyond the stages at Bonnaroo?
You decide, and tell us your best guesses in the comments section below. We won't know for sure how they did it until the four-day festival ... Read the full story

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05Apr

Send us your travel audio slideshow: Win a free new version of Soundslides!

Soundslides is launching a blog series on audio slideshows about travel. Send us yours! We'll select the top three, and award their creators the new version of Soundslides in the works right now. We'll select an additional top three winners among students.
Who can submit a travel audio slideshow?
You can be a digital media professional, an amateur, a hobbyist, or a creative spirit using Soundslides for the first time. If your audio slideshow makes a statement, reveals something cool about a destination, or wows us with its audio recording or photography, we'll write about it and share it with ... 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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28Dec

Kate Holt teaches digital storytelling in the field — interview part 4

Kate Holt launches Arete Stories to teach digital storytelling.

Last year international photojournalist Kate Holt was teaching Ugandan soldiers in Mogadishu, Somalia to photograph their experiences in the field, when she met someone who inspired her to make a shift in her career.

"I had asked the force commander to find me some Burundian soldiers that I could also teach, to ensure that both military contingents recieved the same training," she said. "After I waited several weeks, a young Burundian soldier appeared in the photo training room saying he had been sent to learn how to take photographs. His name was Jean Claude, and he had never held a ... Read the full story

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10Dec

Kate Holt Part 3: Making audio slideshows for NGOs and the news media

NIGERIA - SIGHTSAVERS

Photo by Kate Holt
Above Photo: Community Director Distributor (CDD's) distribute Mectizan, the drug used to prevent river blindness, in the village of Kudaru in Kaduna, Nigeria on the 8th October, 2012. River Blindness was endemic to this area before Sightsavers started their intervention by distributing Mectizan  and sensitising the community to the risks of river blindness ten years ago. Now no more cases of blindness have been reported.

British photojournalist Kate Holt travels to the world’s most difficult places to create audio slideshows about the human effects of poverty, war, famine and other devastating hardships. Often, her way ... Read the full story

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