Good audio is like a bad dog

Many great photographers make really bad audio slideshows because they treat audio as afterthought, or they try to do a voiceover without having any presentation skills.

They might as well not bother.

Actually I’d go further then that.  When you put your photos together with poor audio you actually diminish the value of your photos.

Good audio is like a bad dog. It gets its teeth into you and won’t let go.

The second story in this multimedia feature in The New York Times is the perfect example of audio that bites:

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YOU SAY:

SIDEWAYS:

I didn’t find any special about the audios either the pictures showed in this link. The second story is as boring as the others and not even the pictures of Gervasio Sánchez are as good as they usually are.

You are losing your touch duckrabbit…

duck:

Thanks sideways … sweet to know that we had a ‘touch’ to lose!

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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.

Discussion (7 Comments)

  1. Tracy Boyer says:

    Hmmm, so are you saying that the second feature is an example of bad audio? Is it possible that the audio is actually an accurate reflection of her natural voice? I wouldn’t discount it so quickly without knowing for sure …

  2. duckrabbit says:

    No I’m saying it’d good audio … it gets your teeth into you and you want to hear out the story till the end ….

  3. sideways says:

    I didn’t find any special about the audios either the pictures showed in this link. The second story is as boring as the others and not even the pictures of Gervasio Sánchez are as good as they usually are.

    You are loosing your touch duckrabbit…

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