17th AUDIO DESCRIPTION INSTITUTE

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17th AUDIO DESCRIPTION INSTITUTE

December 20, 2020
The American Council of the Blind’s
Audio Description Project Announces Its Seventeenth
AUDIO DESCRIPTION INSTITUTE
REGISTER NOW AT:
(Note: You’ll be asked to create a login for the ACB database and continue to register for the Institute.)
March 1-5, 2021
(Monday through Friday)
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Eastern each day
– ALL VIRTUAL –
Audio Description (AD) makes visual images accessible for people who are blind or have low vision. Using words that are succinct, vivid, and imaginative, media describers convey the visual image from television and film that is not fully accessible to a significant segment of the population (more than 32 million Americans experience significant vision loss).
The implementation of the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act has spawned a virtual cottage industry for the development of description for broadcast television.
BE A PART OF IT!
Who Should Attend
Anyone interested in:
– working as freelance description writers for broadcast television
– working as a describer in a local performing arts program
– working as a describer for visual art exhibitions
and
– experienced audio describers desiring an updated refresher course.
NOTE: freelance writers for broadcast television projects can often be based anywhere in the world–computer equipment capable of accommodating high-speed downloads is a must.
Topics Include–
1) audio description history and theory
2) the “Four Fundamentals of Audio Description” ©
3) active seeing/visual literacy-developing skills in concentration and observation
4) the art of “editing” what you see
5) vivid language: “The Visual Made Verbal”™
6) “Speak the speech, I pray you”–using the spoken word to make meaning
Program
– Five afternoons of intensive, interactive training
– Each registrant will receive a PDF copy of Dr. Joel Snyder’s ACB-published The Visual Made Verbal: A Comprehensive Training Manual and Guide to the History and Applications of Audio Description.
The interactive sessions (limited use of lecture, questions/discussion throughout, generous use of media, and individual and group writing exercises) are designed to provide immediate feedback and “give and take,” allowing for adaptation according to a sense of participants’ grasp of the material. In addition, experienced users of description are a part of the Institute’s faculty, providing an important perspective throughout the sessions.
This Institute will begin at 1:00 pm Eastern on Monday, March 1, 2020 and conclude at 5:00 pm on Friday, March 5, 2020.
(detailed agenda below).
Participation is strictly limited. The Institute will issue ACB-sponsored certificates to all successful participants confirming completion of this professional description training program.

 

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Date: March 4
Time: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm America/New_York
Recurring: Every day until 3/5/20201
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Schedule

  • AGENDA
  • 2021 ACB-Audio Description Project
  • VIRTUAL AUDIO DESCRIPTION INSTITUTE
  • March 1-5, 2021
  • each day - 1:00 pm-5:00 pm Eastern
  • DAY I - Monday, March 1, 2021
  • 1:00 pm-3:00 pm: Opening Workshop
  • - The visually impaired user
  • - Audio description history and theory
  • - Overview of fundamentals of audio description
  • Concentration/observation
  • Editing what you see
  • Language
  • Vocal skills: speech and oral interpretation fundamentals
  • 3:00 pm - 3:15 pm: break
  • 3:15 pm-5:00 pm: Opening Workshop (continued)
  • - Viewing / analysis of audio described excerpts
  • Day 2 - Tuesday, March 2, 2021
  • 1:00 pm-3:00 pm:
  • - Viewing / analysis of audio described excerpts
  • 3:00 pm - 3:15 pm: break
  • 3:15 pm-5:00 pm:
  • - Viewing / analysis of audio described excerpts
  • Day 3 - Wednesday, March 3, 2021
  • 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm:
  • - Audio Description practicum—Individual description sessions with selected video scenes
  • 3:00 pm - 3:15 pm: break
  • 3:15 pm - 5:00 pm:
  • - Audio Description practicum—Individual description sessions with selected video scenes
  • Day 4 - Thursday, March 4, 2021
  • 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm:
  • - Audio Description practicum—Individual description sessions with selected video scenes
  • 3:00 pm - 3:15 pm: break
  • 3:15 pm - 5:00 pm:
  • - Audio Description practicum—Individual description sessions with selected video scenes
  • Day 5 - Friday, March 5, 2021
  • 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm:
  • - Audio Description practicum—Individual description sessions with selected video scenes
  • 3:00 pm - 3:15 pm: break
  • 3:15 pm - 5:00 pm:
  • - Audio Description in the U.S. and around the world
  • - The Mechanics of Audio Description
  • - Audio Description Writing Software
  • - Audio Description Producers
  • - How to Get Work as a Describer
  • - Review / Discussion
  • Graduation!
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Organizers

Audio Description Project
Phone: (+1) 202 467-5083
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American Council of the Blind
Phone: (+1) 202 467-508
Email:
Website: Visit Organizer Website