New media experiment

I’ve been intrigued by the possibilities of narrated slide shows.   Radio doesn’t seem to translate very well to the web, at least not as naturally as text and images.  Video has been successful, but that takes a lot of time to do well, and requires expensive equipment. It may be more feasible for an independent audio producer to marry sound and narration to photos. The combination can be an effective way to tell stories.

Here’s my first attempt. It has no narration, just sound with pictures.   It only took a few hours to put together. What do you think?  Does this have potential?


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10 Responses to “New media experiment”

  1. Gravatar of Nora Nora
    16. August 2009 at 01:20

    I really liked how you did the slide show/video on Kyiv’s metro system. It looked like the London tube. I miss you!

  2. Gravatar of Molly Molly
    16. August 2009 at 01:26

    Kiev looks like a very interesting place to go. I liked the video you did on the metro. Have a good year in Ukraine!

  3. Gravatar of Allison Allison
    16. August 2009 at 18:59

    I liked the slideshow because it showed me more about the difference between Ukraine and the US.
    Have a good time.

  4. Gravatar of Jonathan Jonathan
    20. August 2009 at 22:04

    When you get this down…I’d like to know how you did it! very interesting. Jonathan

  5. Gravatar of Anita Ranck Anita Ranck
    21. August 2009 at 04:24

    Oh my goodness… even without narration, the sounds and sights are very different – I feel transported to a different world. In my humble opinion, it so has potential. I hope you have tome to do more of them. You feel so far away – I don’t know why, but it feels like you are farther away than when you were in Europe. So I love you can do this blog. Loving you all!

  6. Gravatar of Alan Alan
    29. August 2009 at 05:09

    Effective use of sound with the slides — does give the feel of what’s going on, but narration would add a lot more.

  7. Gravatar of Tim Tim
    30. August 2009 at 13:04

    this looks good, Dan. I definitely think it has potential. we did something like this on the Miriam’s House site (my pictures of the garden with music by a harp/flute duo), and have had positive feedback and interest.

  8. Gravatar of Sharyn Sharyn
    30. August 2009 at 22:23

    I liked this! Kind of make me feel like I was there! Nice to get glimpses and sounds of your world right now!

  9. Gravatar of Anne Anne
    14. September 2009 at 18:45

    Very cool. I spend a lot of time on the subway here in Paris and I like seeing the similarities and differences.

  10. Gravatar of Judit Judit
    12. January 2010 at 16:49

    Just like the metro in Budapest! Even the noises, announcements and faces are so much the same..