Audiophotography: Bringing Photos to Life with Sounds

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Springer Science & Business Media, May 19, 2004 - Psychology - 227 pages
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If you read the history of any new communication medium such as the cinema, television or radio, it always happens to be bound up with advances in some underlying technology. For example, cinema was born out of the rapid projection of a series of still images on a celluloid film strip. The difficulty of synchronizing sound recordings with the resulting moving images led to about 30 years of silent films - until such time as the technical problems were solved. In between the inventions, media seem to grow and develop at a slower pace, as content producers and consumers experiment with the most satisfactory and stimulating ways of communicating with each other. In the same example, silent film-makers eventually found ways of adding dialogue through scene titles and having music played during the projection of their films. This book is about the next chapter in the history of photography, which is emerging from a relatively stable period into a chaos of new inventions. Photography as we know it is at the same point as the silent films of 1926. The transition from analog to digital photography is spawning many new ways of taking, manipulating and sharing photographs. It is also bringing photography and videography closer together by unifying sound, still and moving images in the same digital medium.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
AUDIOPHOTOS DEFINED
3
AUDIOPHOTOS AS A NEW MEDIUM
5
UNDERSTANDING AUDIOPHOTOGRAPHY
7
A brief history of sound image media
11
SOUND MEMORIES AND THE PHONOGRAPH
12
SOUND AND THE PRINTED IMAGE
16
SOUND AND THE MOVING IMAGE
22
RELATED WORK
111
THE AUDIO ANNOTATION TRIAL
113
REACTIONS
122
PRACTICE
128
DISCUSSION
132
Conversational photographs
135
RELATED WORK
137
THE PHOTOTALK STUDY
141

LESSONS FOR AUDIOPHOTOGRAPHY
27
LESSONS FOR AUDIOPHOTO CONTENT
28
LESSONS FOR AUDIOPHOTO TECHNOLOGY
29
Domestic photography the role of sound
31
THE INTERPRETATION OF IMAGES
32
THE CONTENT AND USE OF FAMILY ALBUMS
36
THE THERAPEUTIC NATURE OF PHOTOS
40
A NEW FRAMEWORK FOR DOMESTIC PHOTOGRAPHY
43
THE ROLE OF SOUND
47
Ambient photographs
49
RELATED WORK
50
THE AUDIOCAMERA TRIAL
51
AUDIOPHOTOS CAPTURED
53
REACTIONS TO THE AUDIOCAMERA AND AUDIOPHOTOS
60
PRACTICE
69
DISCUSSION
75
Musical photographs
79
RELATED WORK
80
THE AUDIO ANNOTATION TRIAL
84
MUSICAL PHOTOS CAPTURED
87
REACTIONS
93
PRACTICE
100
DISCUSSION
105
Talking photographs
109
THE CONTENT AND DYNAMICS OF PHOTOTALK
143
SUMMARY OF FINDINGS ON PHOTOTALK
152
THE STORYTELLING PHOTOGRAPH STUDY
153
STORYTELLING PHOTOS CAPTURED
154
REACTIONS
157
SUMMARY OF FINDINGS ON STORYTELLING PHOTOGRAPHS
163
DISCUSSION
164
Paper versus screen playback
167
RELATED WORK
168
PLAYBACK OF AMBIENT PHOTOGRAPHS
172
RESULTS FOR PLAYBACK OF AMBIENT PHOTOGRAPHS
175
PLAYBACK OF MUSICAL AND TALKING PHOTOGRAPHS
182
RESULTS FOR PLAYBACK OF MUSICAL AND TALKING PHOTOGRAPHS
185
DISCUSSION
190
Conclusions
195
THE ROLE OF SOUND IN PHOTOGRAPHY
200
AUDIOPHOTO AND NEW MEDIA DESIGN
203
PHOTOWARE AND NEW MEDIA DESIGN
206
THE FUTURE OF AUDIOPHOTOGRAPHY
211
References
213
Glossary
221
Index
225
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