Monthly Archives: September 2015

Week 6: Intro to GIFs and Web videos

// Topics:
Review audio slideshows; Why GIFs; Intro to making GIFs; Exploring Web videos

// Slides
Week 6 slides – PDF

// Assignment(s):

  • Prepare for a Lighting Talk: Next week you will present to the class a 5 to 7 minute talk about a tool that helps us do multimedia storytelling. Describe it, demo it, review it and give an example of how it can be used in journalism.

    You aren’t limited to this page, but you can get a tool to discuss here: http://bit.ly/techandtools

    No duplications, so first come first serve. Deadline: Tuesday, Sep. 29 by Noon

  • Lighting Talk: Next week you will present to the class a 5 to 7 minute talk about a tool that helps us do multimedia storytelling. Describe it, demo it, review it and give an example of how it can be used in journalism.

    You aren’t limited to this page, but you can get a tool to discuss here: http://bit.ly/techandtools

    No duplications, so first come first serve. Deadline: Tuesday, Sep. 29 by Noon

  • Start working on Midterm / Story Package 1: 600 to 800 words and one “in their-own-words” audio slideshow (two minutes long, absolutely no narration and must have captions). Both must relate to your beat and located within our section of the map.

    Template and more details: http://offthefreeway.com/2015/sp1/

    No duplications, so first come first serve. Deadline: Tuesday, Oct. 13 Noon

  • EXTRA CREDIT Make a beat-related GIF Whether it is a photo gallery GIF, timelapse or video clip, create a GIF with some text. Post link to GIF in blog post’s comments. Deadline: Tuesday, Oct. 6 Noon

// Resources(s):

Week 5: Intro to Soundslides and Audioslideshows

// Topics:
Review audio pieces; What makes good audio slideshows; Intro to Soundslides

// Slides
Week 5 slides – PDF

// Assignment(s):

  • Audio slideshow relating to your beat: Head to our section of the map to find, record and photograph a piece. Must include a human (intro and at least one quote), ambient sound, captions and no narration from you. Length 1:30. Post link to the comments section of this post. Deadline: Tuesday, Sep. 29 by Noon

// Resources(s):

GREAT SOUNDSLIDES TUTORIAL FROM AN ASCJ PROF: https://youtu.be/953GobTJNZk

Beat assignments

Noah Camarena – Sports (Recreation/Leisure)
Jason Cheng – Technology
Sarah Collins – The Arts
Alex Duplessis – History/Heritage
Kate Guarino – Education
Matt Lemas – Homelessness and Housing
Ikram Navia – Crime
Caitlin Plummer – Fashion
Jared Servantez – Small Business
David Tepper – Food
Brianne Tracy – Immigration
Paolo Uggetti – Culture
Taylor Villanueva – Religion
Natalie Zhang – Transportation

Missing: Health