Jude and I held the second in our series of joint events between Sounddelivery and my Third Sector PR and Comms Network last week; a Q &A with Paul Kerley from the BBC to discuss Digital Storytelling and Audio Slideshows.
We were treated to some moving, powerful, and reflective slideshows – and discussed the use of music and narration in constructing theme and impact. One particularly poignant piece by American photographer and writer Judith Fox documented her husband’s Alzheimer’s Disease; diagnosed just three years into the couple’s marriage.
Another slideshow depicted Capt Alexander Allan narrating from his tour of duty in the Helmand province in Afghanistan; featuring a surreal but touching episode where they formally buried a colleague’s blown-off foot…
Again, thanks to everyone who came down on the night; and for some great questions and discussion around uses of audio and imagery in charity communications and pitching stories. Huge thanks to Paul who shared his experience of producing within the BBC, and some top tips for charities (don’t date-stamp things being a great one: it may be that you can use or re-use content further down the line).
Our next event is already planned – a very special screening of the award-winning Shed Your Tears and Walk Away and a discussion of the themes of the film with the director Jez Lewis. Part documentary, part personal intervention, Lewis filmed among friends with absolutely unrestricted access, to give a scarily authentic portrayal of marginalised and overlooked people. This is an extremely powerful documentary which we look forward to bringing to a wider audience.
This is the first event for which we are charging a fee – in order to cover the costs of the rights to publicly show the film. Find out more, and book your place now.