Soundslides Hysteria

It sounds like there is a lot of entertainment in the lab this afternoon … let me answer the questions I’m getting.

CAPTIONS: When you import images into Soundslides, it brings over the captions you wrote in either Photo Mechanic or Photoshop. You need to rewrite those into what we would normal call “cutlines.” A cutline (even though Soundslides calls them captions) is what the public would see and is structured much like what you see published online and in print.

The first time you should a character, you need all of their info – name, age, job title, etc. On subsequent appearances, much like in a news story, last name only.

Your cutlines should flow – imagine someone looking at your piece without the audio, would they understand the story from the images and cutlines?

Some of those cutlines will be only one sentences, some may be more. None should have the contact information for your subjects in them – ever.

EXPORTING: The video has an older version of Soundslides in it so the contents of the publish_to_web folder will be a little different. This is what your folder should look like:

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If you’re seeing more than one folder, named “400_300” and “600_450,” you did not set the output size to large. In Soundslides, there’s a Modify pulldown menu and, at the bottom of it is the option to cane the output size.

Remember that you need to rename that publish_to_web folder and drop the folder with its contents on the server.


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