Posts Tagged ‘storytelling’

16Aug

Strong narrative in audio recordings

NY Times - Audio Slideshow

The audio slideshow recording can be as powerful as jazz
Listen to the voice of the man recorded in this New York Times audio slideshow, "Social Worker with a Camera" by Sandra C. Roa. His monologue is like jazz; The intensity gushes and recedes; the sounds move from gritty to sweet; there’s staccato, silence, and some easy verbal riff. The tenor of his voice conveys even more meaning than the words alone do.

We are looking for more examples of audio slideshows in which the audio is as emotionally powerful as the photos. We want to showcase this great ... 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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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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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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