Multimedia on the Cheap

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Looking for ways to add multimedia to your blog, web site, class projects or teaching? Low or no budget? Here's an overview of some free and low-cost ways to jazz things up.

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Multimedia on the Cheap

  1. 1. + Multimedia on the Cheap Michelle Johnson Associate Professor Department of Journalism, Boston University #jea13 Download this presentation here: http://bit.ly/1j95y1L
  2. 2. + About Me  Professor of the Practice, Journalism, Bo ston University  Former Boston Globe editor, tech columnist  Upbeat About Online Journalism
  3. 3. + Today‟s Topic Free or nearly free web-based tools for producing multimedia for your:  Blog  Website  Class Assignments  Classroom/teaching
  4. 4. + Multimedia: What is It? Combinations: Examples:  Text  Audio Slideshows  Photos  Interactive charts, infographics  Video  Maps (plus still photos, text, animation)  Data  Image maps (rollover/pop-up layers)  Animation  Video by itself is not multimedia or interactive!
  5. 5. + The Web is its Own Medium Whenever you can: Create “you can only do this online” content.
  6. 6. + Interactive Graphics  Tip: Try not to run static graphics online. zzzzzzz….  Better: Interactive Visualizations Rollovers = Interactive
  7. 7. + What you Need for Multimedia: If you can gather these assets…. • Photos, video, audio • Data (numbers and/or text) • Links to related information/content You get: Rich packages that you can embed into your story OR even replace a (traditional) story. Gotchas: Some content management systems don‟t accept this embed code. Freebie Wordpress.com – no. Hosted Wordpress - yes
  8. 8. + Start Simple: Interactive Graphic  Example: Thinglink.com Multimedia image maps: pop-up text, video, photos, links, music Video Embed on your site, story Text Links to related information JFK Assassination Anniversary
  9. 9. + Interactive Data-driven Charts  Infogr.am
  10. 10. + Infogr.am Charts Maps Text Photos Video
  11. 11. + Mashups: Infographics Plus Not a designer? No problem! Tools for creating infographics  Pictochart  Easel.ly Don‟t stop there. Make it Interactive: 1. Create infographic, 2. Upload to thinglink.com and tag with photos, video, text, sound
  12. 12. + Real Life Example BU News Service Inauguration Coverage
  13. 13. + Timelines Real Life Example Boston Marathon  TimeGlider Created with Timetoast.com Sequence of events? Think timeline!
  14. 14. + Real World Example Boston Mayoral Race
  15. 15. + Interactives: Mapping Cut „n Paste Data-driven Maps
  16. 16. + Interactives: Mapping Use Existing Resources  Example: Google Crisis Response Philippines Map  Usage: Doing a story on a local drive to raise disaster funds? Package it with photos, video, and a map like this.
  17. 17. + Looking for Ideas?  Google Media Tools  Google for Media (Follow on G+)
  18. 18. + Multimedia Mashups  Popcorn Maker Real World Example: Boston Marathon
  19. 19. + Combine audio, text, photos, video, links, social media  Meograph  Projeqt Example
  20. 20. + Zeega And Now for Something Completely Different… Zeega
  21. 21. + Resources: A Sampling  Photos: Wikimedia Commons, Flickr Creative Commons, http://www.morguefile.com/  Music: incompetech.com, freeplaymusic.com, jamendo.com  Video: http://www.videoblocks.com/  Google for more….
  22. 22. + Questions?
  23. 23. + Download This Presentation Here http://bit.ly/1j95y1L

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