Multimedia StoryTelling

By the students of MCJ300 at The University of Southern Mississippi

Presidential election video offers ideas for your second project

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I’m sharing this video from The Post-Standard in Syracuse, NY, where I used to work because it’s a great example of the type of multimedia storytelling you will be doing in your second assignment. This is a video, and your assignment is a slideshow. But the similarity is that it uses pictures and words to tell a story about the election. In particularly, please notice how the videographer used text to move things along and explain things, such as whether the person would rather spend time in an elevator with President Barack Obama or challenger Mitt Romney. The use of titles made it very easy to navigate this video and makes sense of it, without the viewer having to work too hard. That’s just what want. Make your story something that readers can understand without having to work too hard.

I also appreciated how the videographer used different types of camera shots to keep the visuals interesting. Also, the “stuck in an elevator” idea was a big more novel than just asking who they plan to vote for.



Written by bloggingmom67

September 27, 2012 at 11:42 pm

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