Multimedia StoryTelling

By the students of MCJ300 at The University of Southern Mississippi

A Walk In Her Shoes.

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In this multimedia example, I sort of had an epiphany on how effective multimedia is when it comes to actually telling a story to the reader. This particular article immediately grabbed my attention once I saw the caption under the photo  of cropped woman saying “A model looks like she could break her legs while trying to walk in these bizarre backward shoes.”  Obviously, the article was centered around high heels and very unusual heels to say the least. Like most people, if you see a sign that says “Don’t touch”, you go against your self-restraint and do it anyway. Once I saw the headline saying “Heels you have to see to believe”, I had no other choice than to investigate the article and judge for myself. The writer wasn’t joking.

The basic reason for the article was to exhibit abstract high heel shoes to the reader, and it did it’s job exceedingly well by providing the one thing the reader was looking for – visuals. Visuals were a necessity in this article because without any photos or video to support the claims of the writer, the article would have fell on false claims. I mean, what would be the point of me talking about “bizarre” heels if I can’t show you any photos? Completely nonsense.

This example really helped me understand how valuable different visual aids are in multimedia storytelling. Some stories could honestly stand on their own without videos, audio, or photos to support it, but on the other hand, there are stories that need that visual assistance to really make that impact on the reader and help him or her comprehend what is going on. If the story would have just had simple text with no photos, I don’t believe anyone would’ve felt the writer’s headline and captions were truthful. Some stories are based solely on their visual aids, and I feel that this particular one is a huge example of that theory.


Written by williamcrosby301

October 9, 2012 at 9:42 pm

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  1. Great example … You really have to see those shoes to get what bizarre means. Who comes up with these things?


    October 11, 2012 at 12:17 pm

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