Combining sound with graphic devices can have a powerful effect. Motion draws an audience’s attention and creates a sense of narrative that leaves a memorable impression.
Tools of the trade
When I was working on my last blog, I discovered a feature called slideshow. Since then I’ve been itching to see it in action. Therefore I decided for this blog I would work with the slideshow feature to tell a story set to music.
This is the result. It ended with being not so much a story as a play on words, which in itself is a form of information design. This particular tool does not allow for selecting timing on photos like some other tools do so the timing is not as tight as is could be – which is a lesson in how important the proper tools of information design can be to the outcome of a project.
I’ve also been conscious of groupings of text of color and weights as per Baer’s instruction.
The slideshow function can be accessed at the top of the page by Upload/Insert.
You add photos in the first tab From Computer and then select the third tab From Gallery select and order your photos and then scroll to the bottom and select Insert Slideshow.
I’ve used the widget tool SoundCloud Audio Player for background music that should play upon blog loading. (Was a job-and-a-half to find this widget…) You’ll need to select a line of code and insert it into the blog post. I know nothing of coding and it wasn’t too hard to do if you follow the instructions.
If someone has a suggestion for a photo to insert before the last slide – suggestions and comments are welcome!
Photos and Cartoons by:me
Music by: Vivaldi
Baer, Kim (2010-02-01). Information Design Workbook: Graphic approaches, solutions, and inspiration + 30 case studies (Kindle Locations 1643-1644). Rockport Publishers. Kindle Edition.