On May 14, 2014, Audio Eyes, LCC, an accessible media company, will join forces with the Described Captioned Media Program to make history – and they’re inviting you to be a part of it.
In a two-hour web based event they will gather Hollywood executives, TV producers, and the visually impaired community to reveal how professionals with vision loss add value to the production process of described video.
Audio Eyes will be demonstrating their Quality Control (QC) process, which offers the film and television industry an opportunity to make media inclusive and work with disabled professionals.
What is video description?
Video Description is available for the visually impaired to help them understand what’s happening in scenes without any dialogue. Imagine, if you will, watching The Three Stooges without being able to see their physical antics. You’d miss a great deal of the comedy.
With Video Description a voice-over artist explains what’s happening in the non-dialogue scenes making it possible for the visually impaired to fully understand what’s happening, enriching the video experience, whether it’s a favourite TV program, feature length film, educational or YouTube video.
Broadcasters, producers, educators and entertainment professionals are often concerned about the cost and time it takes to make a video accessible. This is a chance to log on and get the facts and a chance to hear answers from the blind professionals who are making a difference in the media industry. All blind and visually impaired consumers are encouraged to join this event to demonstrate how their input can make Video Description services even better.
Herb Merriweather, a professional voice-over artist, has been working with Audio Eyes for the past four years. He’s on board learning the ropes of quality control, including how to write the scripts and accurately voice video description for network television and feature films.
Merriweather says, “This event brings a way to improve quality of life for millions of vision-impaired people globally. It levels the playing field so that ALL can have access. Not only will the event inform those who don’t know about, or have access to, its availability but (most importantly) eliminate any negative perception among industry professionals as to the need and marketability of video description.”
The live groundbreaking event will be held at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, California with real-time interactive web access for questions, comments and suggestions.
Save the Date:
Inside Video Description: How Pictures Become Words
May 14th, 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM PDT
Source: Audio Eyes, LCC