CNN should fire the producer of this audio slideshow

of James Nachtwey’s photos in Afghanistan, taken for the Red Cross.

Why?

Because they don’t seem to think the photos are good enough to present as stills. Instead they’ve got all those stomach churning Ken Burns effect going on.  Seasick slideshows we call them at duckrabbit.

The point about a still photo is that your eye explores it. When you put too much motion into a slideshow you’re removing the viewers ability to pause and reflect, to explore.

Slow pans on a big screen look great … but at the small size the images are reduced to on our computer screens the panning looks as rough as a dogs dinner that even the dog refuses to eat.

Instead of firing the producer CNN should just send him to duckrabbit for training.

How about we actually hear from the patients in the clinic as well; too much to ask?

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duckrabbit is a production company formed by radio producer/journalist Benjamin Chesterton and photographer David White. We specialize in digital storytelling.

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