For Next Class (01/24/)

Please do the following:

  • Bring two ideas for your own audio slideshow project. We’ll be talking about your project ideas in class.
  • Find an audio slideshow that you found interesting, and hasn’t been already posted on the class blog. Post it in the COMMENTS section of this blog post.
  • Read JournalismNext, Chapters 1-2
  • Read What is Multimedia Journalism?
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11 thoughts on “For Next Class (01/24/)

    • I liked this slideshow because the photographs were really amazing. I also liked the fact that all of the pictures were in black in white because it really sets the tone of the slideshow and helps the audience to feel the emotions of the people in the slideshow.

  1. http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/audioslideshow/2012/jan/16/gil-scott-heron-holiday-martin-luther-king-day
    I enjoyed this audio slideshow because it introduced a new aspect of MLK Day and the different type of work that was put into making MLK Day a holiday. The speaker spoke well but I would have liked it better if the music played was a little bit lower. The combination of black and white and color pictures worked well and fit the narrative.

  2. http://www.nytimes.com/packages/html/nyregion/1-in-8-million/#/jim_romano

    I scrolled through the 1 in 8 million project on New York Times page. I found this video on Jim Romano. I was drawn to this soundslide as soon as I saw the picture of him with his camera. I am a photographer, and I love that Romano has stuck with it all these years. I thought the soundslide was alright. His story intrigued me more than the actual video did. He seemed to talk about pictures he had and it was a bit confusing when it had nothing to do with the pictures shown.
    For a video about photography, I thought the audio was more interesting. His story was well delivered, and clearly he was asked good questions. The one thing I liked about the images is that there were some of him from when he was younger, and getting started. I think this could be developed into a really good story, and I think if the New York Times had more time to expand on it, it could be even better.

  3. http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/object/article?f=/c/a/2008/04/14/MNJN104EGT.DTL&o=0

    This audio slideshow from the San Francisco Chronicle’s website is one of a four-part series that focuses on a local paramedic rescue captain named Mike Whooley. I felt the strongest aspect of the slideshow was the producer’s ability to match photographs with the content of the audio, even when Whooley’s descriptions were graphic. Another aspect that drew me to this slideshow was the progression of the photographs. The author was aware enough to place all pictures taken in daylight at the beginning of the slideshow and those taken at night toward the end. This not only helped with the consistency of the slideshow, but also (along with the ambient sound) added to the feeling that you were actually participating in a day in the life of a paramedic. However, near the end of the slideshow, the author uses a different transition than the one he had been using throughout the rest of the slideshow, causing it to stand out without an obvious reason for doing so.

  4. http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/audioslideshow/2011/mar/22/paris-audio-slideshow

    The concept is very basic, but the photography is absolutely gorgeous and really encapsulates the look and feel of a day in Paris. The color in the photographs is very consistent and by the dreary look of the lighting throughout you can tell that they were all taken throughout one day, which makes the piece really authentic. I like the fact that there were very few actual words included, that the audio focuses more on the environmental noises. The opening music also captures the hustle bustle of morning, and the church bells were a nice way to end the day. This was a very calming, escapist sort of slideshow for me to watch. Really felt like if I were to walk through the city by myself, these are the kinds of things I would notice. Virtual tourism, if you will.

  5. http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/interactive/2011/nov/24/cyra-a-teenage-life-in-care-audio-slideshow

    This audio slide show focuses on a girl named Cyra, who explains her life growing up living in a foster home. Cyra shows her positive story and how she became indulged in the music culture. The reason why I clicked on the story is because I’m interested in our generation or the “young society.” I enjoyed the story she gave and the pictures that illustrated some of the things she was saying. It showed her everyday life in her room and how she met a woman who helped her with music. One thing the slideshow could have done better was soften the music to go behind the voice. Since Cyra had an accent, it was hard to hear what she was saying at certain times.

  6. http://www.npr.org/programs/morning/features/2008/mar/texas_ferry/slideshow/

    I thought this audio slideshow was interesting because of the ambient sound that coincided with the pictures to tell the story vividly. The sounds, such as water flowing and chains clanking really gave the sense that the viewer was experiencing for themselves crossing the rio grande river. This audio slide show also did a good job of using pictures that coincided with what the narrator was saying. For example, a close up of a man’s callused hands was shown while the narrator talked about the effects of working on the river.

  7. The audio slideshow I found was from The Miami Herald online newspaper. I appreciated the narrative coming from a staff reporter who has focused on and who has had experience with stories pertaining to Haiti and its rebuilding efforts. All in all, I didn’t really like the overall outcome of this audio slideshow because I felt that some photos didn’t add any context to this particular story and could have been taken out. Others I felt could have been placed differently. Upon first impression, I felt that the photos were taken before the actual story was put together and therefore there was the sense of he had to “work with what he had.” The actual pictures and the narrative takes a while to come together and make sense. In the beginning, Carl Juste is speaking about his memories of a mother holding her child, yet the picture on screen is of a bulldozer pushing dirt in a hole while a dead body is seen within that dirt. Strong picture, but it didn’t have a place in the audio slideshow at that particular time. Lastly, the ending photo should be very strong and the ending image didn’t quite leave me with a good lasting impression. Overall, I think Juste could’ve done a better job.

    Link: http://www.miamiherald.com/slideshows/

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