“Losing Louisiana” was created as a graduate project for the Vico 587 Magazine class in the School of Visual Communication at Ohio University. The purpose of the class was to play the role of editor, photo editor, writer and photographer for a magazine (real or fictional). Using our multiple roles we researched and developed a story idea of our choice. We were given one week to photograph the story. After returning from our shoots, we then began the process of editing and writing the stories. The stories were then placed into our magazine design.
I chose to do a multimedia piece for my project. I used SoundSlides to drive the photo/audio slideshows and created the interface, navigation, etc in flash. The core of the editing and production (including the User Interface) was done in about a week. I then sent people a link to the project to get feedback on various elements. Based on the feedback I fine tuned a lot of the project over the next couple of weeks.