Exploring stories from the past with images from the present

One of the main challenges of producing audio slideshows for narrative-based stories is that so much of the story takes place in the past. Here’s a slideshow about Mark Mocha, who is moving on from a past full of mistakes.

And, I promised you we’d talk about the use of ambient, or “nat,” sound in audio slideshows. Meet The Man Behind the Band (LA Times) and The Dairy King, produced by Brandon Ball while he was a student at the University of Tennessee. Note how these slideshows use sound to enrich the slideshow.


About Lisa Phillips

I am an assistant professor of journalism at SUNY New Paltz and the author of Unrequited: Women and Romantic Obsession (HarperCollins, 2015) and Public Radio: Behind the Voices.
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