Audio Slideshows: Part Two

audioslideshow-gear

I respect and admire the work of Benjamin Chesterson, Co-Founder of duckrabbit and he’s someone I turn to for virtual mentorship on occasion.

I posted previously about my revisiting the use of audio slideshows and came across this five year old posting from the duckrabbit blog entitled “In Praise Of The Audio Slideshow” and I reached out to Benjamin via twitter about whether the medium is just as valid today as it was five years ago.  He said in a nutshell of course it was – if done properly to reflect the story/subject matter.Continue reading

What Inspires Me: Airsick on @MediaStorm

What Inspires Me: Airsick on @MediaStorm

“Created with 20,000 photographs and a haunting soundtrack, Airsick plays out like an unsettling dream. Photographer Lucas Oleniuk examines our addiction to fossil fuel – and its consequences.”

One of the only videos I’ve seen where timelapse images are used in a proper way that tells a compelling story.  The use of b/w monochromatic images provides a sense of stark reality of just how important the message being imparted is.

More shooters could learn a thing or two about how to use the technique in a meaningful way by watching this piece.

The Still/Video Convergence as Soft-Sell Documentaries

Shooting a documentary in Oakland, California 2011

Let’s face it, traditional editorial photographic work as it was previously known a decade or more ago is dead, yet the new form of editorial content creation is alive – and growing.

This new form is the hybrid mix of stills and/or video combined with audio to tell stories in new and more dynamic ways.

The reality is, the pure photojournalistic style of editorial work is sparse – and the pay rates just aren’t there any longer for the most part.

For those wishing otherwise – including myself, it’s time to get over it and move forward or get out of the way.Continue reading