Slideshow on Chilean earthquake on USA Today's Web site

I liked the 75-photo slide show on the earthquake in Chile. The URL is:

I thought this slide show worked well because all the photos displayed emotion and gave the reader a sense of the devastation of an 8.8 earthquake.

The first shot was an overall shot showing the massive numbers of families in temporary housing. A shot of volunteers rebuilding homes gave the reader a sense of hope in spite of the suffering. Other shots that were dramatic were of a crying boy getting a vaccination, a volunteer feeding an elderly man and the remnants of a circus. These photos told a story of the suffering the people are experiencing now under a backdrop of happier times, and pointing toward recovery and hope of better times to come.

1 comment:

Naz Beyranvand said...

I found an audio slideshow about a Desert Festival in Essakane, Mali, by BBC News Online, . I found this slideshow to be especially captivating because the reporter ‘s voice matched the pictures perfectly. Not only did the pictures flow with the audio but the photographs were taken in all different forms: close up, medium, wide shots. These photographs and the photographer’s attention to detail, made me watch the slideshow with anticipation for what was coming ahead in the story. Another thing that made this slideshow interesting was that the reporter inserted natural sound that of course, matched with the picture. For instance, we see a picture of a camel while hearing the camel’s heavy breathing. The reporter used natural sound breaks as transitions in his story, such as musicians with their drums, singers, camel noises, and interviews with attendees, to explain the culture of Mali. On one final note, I liked that the last picture was placed at the end of the slideshow because it taken at night. If the reporter had placed this image at the beginning or middle, the slideshow would not have flowed as well because all of the other photographs were taken in the daytime.