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

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