Who needs video?

Not the Indianapolis Star.

When NFL rules stifled attempts to shoot video, photographers Matt Detrich, Matt Kryger, Sam Riche and Robert Scheer decided to make time-lapse audio slide shows using fast paced stills as animation.

“We originally thought the post-game video would be more popular, but the audio slideshows have actually been getting more hits,’ they tell AP Photo Managers.

Innovative reporter and photographer teams could find lots of ways to make this work.  While there’s been a rush to video lately, I’ve found that an effective slide show actually can be more captivating than video, because it accents those moments in time that only stills can capture and makes your audio stand out.

Indy used Quicktime to give this effect.  But you could also use Soundslides.

Our on-line content developer Katie Lohrenz and I did a similar experiment this past spring with coverage of an art show.

Try it the next time you have an assignment with strong visual potential.

(Via CyberJournalist.net)

Email this to someoneTweet about this on TwitterShare on Google+Share on FacebookShare on TumblrPin on PinterestShare on Reddit


Newest Posts

Twitter tips for Black Friday reporting November 27, 2014, 6:58 pm
Encourage Students to Tackle Difficult Issues November 26, 2014, 4:34 am
Tech upgrade for SPJ November 24, 2014, 7:00 am
“Secret Execution” bill moves forward November 22, 2014, 9:08 pm
What impressed me about the Ted Scripps Leadership Institute November 22, 2014, 8:44 pm
Ask an expert: How to appeal a FOIA rejection November 21, 2014, 3:32 pm
Contact your senator today to pass FOIA fixes! November 20, 2014, 11:21 pm

Copyright © 2007-2014 Society of Professional Journalists. All Rights Reserved. Legal

Society of Professional Journalists
Eugene S. Pulliam National Journalism Center, 3909 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46208
317/927-8000 | Fax: 317/920-4789 | Contact SPJ Headquarters | Employment Opportunities | Advertise with SPJ