ASSIGNMENT: Multimedia Story

Due on the server by 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 30, is your completed, legally-exported audio slide show. This should be between 90 seconds and two minutes in length. On average, previous presentations have had 15-20 photos in them.

Once you have completed your audio, you will need to export it from Audacity as an MP3 file. Once you have finished editing your photos, they should all be saved as JPGs into one folder. Upon launching Soundslides, you will import both the audio and photos and start ordering the images and matching the transitions to the natural breaks in your audio. (I recommend, when you star the process, that you set the show size to large.)

Every image needs to have an edited cutline on it. Remember that a cutline is different from the captions you have been writing all semester long. (Even though Soundslides uses the term “caption,” you will write cutlines that flow from one image to another.)

Your credit and contact information will go in the credit field and not on each individual cutline. You also never publish your subject’s contact information.

You must have a headline on your package.

When everything is done, click the Export button – that will compile the show and open up a folder named “publish_to_web” for you. Double-click on the index.html file to test your project

That folder will be inside your project folder. Rename it with a date code, your initials and a slug. That whole, renamed folder needs to go on the server.

Places where things go wrong:

  • No headline
  • No cutlines or unedited cutlines
  • Missing credit info
  • Turning in the whole project instead of just the exported folder

Questions? Send them along.


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