How to Create an Audio Slide Show Using Soundslides (Fall11 PJ version)Presentation Transcript
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 communicate? One idea. Keep it simple.
Audio Good audio is the basis of multimedia.
Audio Voices Music Emotion People telling their own stories in their own words Allows audience to imagine visuals
Audio WHAT YOU NEED TO GATHER AUDIO:
Digital recorder (that saves as .wav, .wma or .mp3 format)
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 Go>Applications>Switch Drag file in. 3. Set Output to .aiff for Garageband or .wav for Audacity. 4. Hit “Convert” button
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
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.
Select only the photos you want to use
Make sure they are saved as full sized .jpg “High Quality”
Put them in a folder
Made by journalists for journalists
Application for creating slide shows and audio slide shows for the Web
The standard at many online news publications
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 Save. 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
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 http://markberkeygerard.com/tutorials/
Soundslides Also see the “Support” page of the Soundslides website at http://support.soundslides.com/