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How to Create an Audio Slide Show Using Soundslides (Fall11 PJ version)

How to Create an Audio Slide Show Using Soundslides (Fall11 PJ version)






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    • How to Create an Audio SlideShow Using Soundslides
      Mark Berkey-Gerard, Journalism Department, Rowan University
    • Audio Slide Show
      Three stages:
      1. Gathering and editing audio
      2. Gathering and editing images
      3. Producing audio slide show by synching sounds to images
    • Think Story First
      What do you want to
      One idea.
      Keep it simple.
    • Audio
      Good audio is the basis of multimedia.
    • Audio
      People telling their own stories in their own words
      Allows audience to imagine visuals
    • Audio
      • Digital recorder (that saves as .wav, .wma or .mp3 format)
      • Headphones
      • Microphone
      • Cables
      • Backup batteries
    • Editing Audio
      Audio Editing Programs for Beginners
      Garage Band (for Macs)
      Audacity (for PCs and Macs) – Free download
    • Editing Audio
      Common Types of Audio Files You Should Be Able to Recognize
      .wma (windows media audio)
      .wav (uncompressed windows file)
      .mp3 (most universal audio format – the Soundslides format)
      .aiff (Mac and standard podcasting format)
    • Editing Audio
      1. Plug your recorder into the USB.
      2. Drag your audio file(s) onto your desktop.
      3. Make a copy. Ctrl and Click. Duplicate.
      4. Edit the copy, NOT the original.
    • Editing Audio
      Switch Audio Converter
      A free download.
      Works on both
      Macs and PCs.
      Installed in Boz 134.
    • Editing Audio
      Switch Audio Converter
      Drag file in.
      3. Set Output to .aiff for Garageband or .wav for Audacity.
      4. Hit “Convert” button
    • Editing Audio
      • Audio length = slide show length.
      • General rule is one photo for every five seconds of audio (ie 90 sec = 18 photos)
      • Export as .mp3 – High Quality
    • Photos
      • Take a lot of photos
      • You need one image for every five seconds of edited audio. (i.e. 90 sec = 18 images)
      • Wide, medium, close-ups.
      • People. Action. Telling details.
    • Preparing Photos
      • Select only the photos you want to use
      • Crop
      • Rotate
      • Color Correction
      • Make sure they are saved as full sized .jpg “High Quality”
      • Put them in a folder
    • Soundslides
      • Made by journalists for journalists
      • Application for creating slide shows and audio slide shows for the Web
      • The standard at many online news publications
    • Soundslides Plus
      • Easy to Use
      • Works on both MACs and PCs
      • Cost $69.95. But you download free version. It will display “Demo” at beginning,
      • Can only be purchased fromwebsite.
    • Soundslides
      Soundslides will:
      • resize all of your images for you
      • allow you to order them any way you wish
      • take care of file name and linking
      • retrieve any embedded caption information
    • Soundslides
      Soundslides will NOT:
      • rotate your images
      • allow color correction
      • crop or allow you to crop
      • allow editing of audio files
    • Soundslides
      1. Open Sound Slides program (Go>Applications>Sound Slides Plus)
      2. Upload Photos (JPG button and select entire folder).
      3. Upload Audio (SND button).
    • Soundslides
      Edit your slide show.
      Adjust the timing for each image, drag the ends in the timeline at the bottom.
      Click the play button to preview the audio track and adjust the timing of the images.
      Save every time you make a change.
    • Soundslides
      Export. It will create a folder called publish_to_web.
      Save that entire folder as well as your original files.
    • Soundslides
      Publish_To_Web folder contains all of the information for your slide show:
      • images of different sizes
      • audio file
      • HTML code
      • Flash code (.swf)
    • Soundslides
      Important: The entire contents of the Publish_To_Web folder must be put on yourwebsite in order for the slide show to work properly.
    • Soundslides
      Putting Your Slide Show Online
      Best option for you is to convert to video
      Export and Zip.
      Upload to Soundslides Video Converter
      Post to YouTube, blog, or burn to a disk.
    • Soundslides
      Other helpful tutorials at
    • Soundslides
      Also see the “Support” page of the
      Soundslides website at