This piece from the San Jose Mercury News demonstrates how video footage and photography can be combined for presentation on the web in a skillfull manner. Having said that, I think it is too long, the division into chapters with each as a separate presentation is unnecessary and the piano score bugs the hell out of me. Really, what I like about it is the way the aesthetics of the video and the aesthetics of the stills are used together to compliment each other.

The story itself is one that is worth paying attention to and I think a more concise documentary piece would have done it more justice, certainly the quality is good, but it feels a little stretched at times.

1 comment:

John W. MacDonald said...

i see what you mean about the piano 'heart strings'. and yes, a good example of rich media in any event.