Audio Slide Show

Audio slide shows… enhance traditional news photo essay by synching an audio track of interviews, natural sound effects, and/or narration.

Examples:
The pros:
-See Los Angeles Times series pop.u.LA.tion

A student:
-Take a tour of Lucy the Elephant in Margate

Requirements for the Assignment:
-Pick a story that can be told with both photographs and audio.
-Do reporting, interviews, and collect audio
-Photograph the subject
-Edit audio and export as .mp3
-Edit and select your photos
-Create a slide show integrating photos and audio
-Follow the general rule: 1 photo for every 5 seconds of audio
-Shoot for a finished product of 1:30 audio and 18 photos

Tools and Technology:
-Camera
-Digital recorder, mic and headphones
-Audio editing software
-Software for creating an audio slide show, like SlideShare.net, Soundslides, or iMovie or Windows Video Editor

Tutorials:
Read Soundslides Storytelling (Mindy McAdams)
How to use Slideshare.net to create an audio slide show
Overview of Soundslides (video)
Step-by-step instructions for Soundslides and how to get it on your WordPress blog (.pdf)

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