Multimedia StoryTelling

By the students of MCJ300 at The University of Southern Mississippi

Posts Tagged ‘Mitt Romney

Obama hosts Romney for Lunch – video

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This video on Yahoo! News is about Mitt Romney joining President Barack Obama for lunch. However, I found no positives to this video. It was too short, irrelevant and the woman’s voice was annoying. The viewers learned very little from this video aside from there not being a job offer in the works. More information could’ve helped this video develop.


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December 4, 2012 at 10:32 pm

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Multimedia Slideshow, Presidential Election

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The two men interviewed for the audio slideshow come from very different backgrounds, which I tried to exemplify through the use of photos that let the viewer get a better understanding of their unique personalities. While they have very different opinions on the candidates, their interviews showed that they want the virtually the exact same things from a presidential candidate. 

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November 19, 2012 at 6:22 pm

Obama and Romney ‘sing’ together on dubbed video

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We have been talking about ethics — and how the Internet gives us lots of ways to manipulate things, which is a big no-no for journalists. Here is an example, but a kind of funny one. It’s a video of Barack Obama and Mitt Romney at the debate, but the words have been dubbed, so they are “singing” Katy Perry’s “Hot and Cold.” It shows with a bit of ingenuity — and some skill — people can do just about anything with what’s on the web. A good warning for journalists to be on their guard. Enjoy

Written by bloggingmom67

October 20, 2012 at 1:03 am

Opinions on Presidential Election 2012 from Southern Miss Students

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People have varying opinions about President Barack Obama and presidential candidate Mitt Romney. This does not exclude university students. Despite the view that students are generally not well informed about politics, many have well-developed opinions. Students at the University of Southern Mississippi shared their ideas in this audio slideshow interview. Students were asked who they supported in the presidential election, if they kept up with information regarding the election and debates, and why voting is important.

This audio slideshow was meant to be an honest representation of the political views of a selection of college students at Southern Miss.

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.

Written by bloggingmom67

October 3, 2012 at 1:37 pm

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.


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September 27, 2012 at 11:42 pm