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1 Multimedia production for newspapers Eirik Wallem Fossan | | Tools, formats and examples

2 In this presentation Multimedia production and limited resources The formats of multimedia Templates, workflow and tools Images & audio | Video | Interactive graphics | Features & applications | Future

3 Audio gathering Every reporter should carry a sound recorder Enrich bodytext, build larger pieces Could lay groundwork for larger piece Images & audio | Video | Interactive graphics | Features & applications | Future Audio: NYPD Press conference Audio: NY Times Images, audio and audio slideshows

4 Audio: tools Audio recorder: – Tascam DR07 – Olympus LS10 – Zoom H4N Free audio player: Software: – Audacity Audacity – Hindenburg Hindenburg Images & audio | Video | Interactive graphics | Features & applications | Future Audio dispatch from Amazon Audio: NYPD Press conference Audio: NY Times Audio: Reactions to the Nobel Peace prize Images, audio and audio slideshows

5 Audio slideshows Production time: 2 hours – 2 days Find a strong narrative, avoid analysis Theatre of mind Heading towards video Images & audio | Video | Interactive graphics | Features & applications | Future Audio Slideshow: Haiti aftermath Audio slideshow: NYT Video as audio slideshow Images, audio and audio slideshows

6 Audio slideshows: tips Subformats: 1.Phone interview with correspondent + photos from wires 2.Interview with journalist 3.Location sound / source interview Tools: Soundslides, Photoshop and audio editor Images & audio | Video | Interactive graphics | Features & applications | Future Images, audio and audio slideshows Audio Slideshow: Haiti aftermath Audio slideshow: NYT Video as audio slideshow

7 Panoramas Ready made pano player = short production time Add audio Shoot portraits Images & audio | Video | Interactive graphics | Features & applications | Future Panorama: Nordic ski jumping Images, audio and audio slideshows

8 Panoramas: Tips Full frame fish eye lens A camera: 5D Photoshop PT Gui Pano player: – – – Images & audio | Video | Interactive graphics | Features & applications | Future Images, audio and audio slideshows Panorama: Nordic ski jumping Pano production

9 Refining breaking news Speed, not quality Initial dispatch: , SMS or Dropbox Several short clips, not one linear story (until later) Images & audio | Video | Interactive graphics | Features & applications | Future Video Cellphone video Eyewitness Summary

10 Commentary & photographers Promote your columnists Photographers = photography – Shoot short clips – Train for audio Images & audio | Video | Interactive graphics | Features & applications | Future Video

11 Video in larger projects Co-productions High quality content keeps users engaged Combine with graphics etc. in multimedia features Images & audio | Video | Interactive graphics | Features & applications | Future Video The voters Afghanistan mini-documentaries Asylum seekers NYT: Annotated video NYT: Video graphic NYT: Interactive video

12 Interactive graphics and statistics Step-by-step navigation: 75 % proceed to next step Allow users to find own answers through interaction Plan for swift updates Combine with crowdsourcing Be inspired – Guardian’s Simon Rogers – New York Times’ Amanda Cox Images & audio | Video | Interactive graphics | Features & applications | Future Train Accident Timeline Guardian timeline NRK: Interactive map Google Maps via XML The Norwegian pension fund

13 Multimedia features and applications Tools and modules become building blocks Allow long lifespan Time consuming Applications need planning and cooperation Images & audio | Video | Interactive graphics | Features & applications | Future Guantanamo Vote-o-matic Wikileaks Efficient Flash-coding

14 The road ahead Demand will increase Essential for new devices Time is on our side Images & audio | Video | Interactive graphics | Features & applications | Future NYT: American cleric

15 Where do you start? Educate the organisation More multimedia producers close to editorial process Develop tools and templates, share code Gather audio Look for datasets (geography & time) Jack of all trades, master of none? : – Journalism, Design and typography, Photography and photoshop, Audio editing, Video editing, Flash actionscript, JavaScript, Illustration, 3D illustration, Database handling Eirik Wallem Fossan | |


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