A couple of years ago, when the word “multimedia” was so new it didn’t scare me, I took part of a shoot I had done in Amish country for a guidebook assignment about Philadelphia, and made my first “multimedia slideshow.” Of course, I didn’t have any ambient sound, I just took some JPEGs, ran them through a sepia toning action (mmmmnn, so artsy!), licensed a music track and then extemporized some voiceover into the Mac’s mic. I had that show up on my website for, er, years.
Well, I was home again this year during the sale season (March) and so I took my Olympus LS-10 digital recorder and my cameras and went out to get some ambient sound and an interview or two. I barely shot a frame….gathering sound and shooting are two full time undertakings and I haven’t learned how to do both (well) at once. But the new show is definitely an improvement (although I still had to do some voiceover….and as they say, you can take the boy out of Jersey, but….).
Rather than embed it into the blog, where it would have to be small, check it out over on the site, where I can run it larger.