Multimedia StoryTelling

By the students of MCJ300 at The University of Southern Mississippi

CNN pre-debate slide show displays photography rules

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Here is another example of a multimedia story on the topic of the election that I think can give you some good food for thought. It’s a slide show with captions (no audio). Note how the creator used captions to elaborate and expand on the photo — not just describe what’s in the picture.

Also, there is much variety in these pictures in terms of angle, composition, framing and the rule of thirds. Notice in particular the shot of Mitt Romney where he is in the very front of the frame with a small depth of field. Think about how the shot would be different if the photographer choose different (larger) depth of field.

I also thought the picture of Romney walking was pretty interesting because the photographer shot it from the side, instead of probably the more expected way — from the front. Why? Think about how shooting the picture this way offers some of the repetition demonstrated in the picture of the row of cars at the car show that we discussed in class.

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Written by bloggingmom67

October 3, 2012 at 1:37 pm

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