January 22nd, 2008
Who needs video?
By Ron Sylvester
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.
Try it the next time you have an assignment with strong visual potential.