Posts Tagged ‘storytelling software’

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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26Nov

BBC Audio Slideshow – Why Poverty?

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22Nov

Kate Holt: capturing photo variety in audio slideshows

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British photojournalist Kate Holt’s work takes her into harsh situations where people are living with the effects of war and violence. Often dealing with uncomfortable environments and security restrictions, she works quickly to gather recordings and photographs for audio slideshows that are later published by NGO (non-governmental organizations) and leading media outlets. Her stories from East Africa and Eastern Europe have influenced public opinion and forced changes in public policy.

In this Part 2 in a four-part Soundslides interview, Holt describes the kinds of photos she seeks in order to tell a complete story.
Powerful subjects
Every situation has ... Read the full story

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13Nov

Kate Holt’s audio slideshow insights, part 1

Kate Holt portrait

The first of four installments on British freelance photojournalist Kate Holt's advice for planning, creating and using audio slideshows to tell compelling digital stories. This month and next month on Twitter and Facebook, Soundslides will feature a selection of Holt's work. Keep an eye out.

When Kate Holt was 19, she heard stories about the awful maltreatment of children in Romania’s orphanages. In January 1991, she left her home in England and volunteered to help. The conditions she observed inspired her career.

She studied photojournalism, and soon was documenting some of humankind’s darkest situations — famine, poverty, war and ... Read the full story

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27Oct

Storytelling Software : Tips for Students

Here's a great presentation, created by Mindy McAdams, to help students prepare for telling stories with Soundslides.

Mindy also posted some great audio slideshow examples here.

Soundslides Storytelling from Mindy McAdams

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