Image Description: Colleen: Wearing over the ear headphones, a woman with pink hair smiles and speaks into a microphone Roy: in a black shirt smiles at the camera
This November, learn about getting work in Audio Description for the Blind with Colleen Connor and Roy Samuelson
Audio Description was created by blind people for blind people to experience visual content. Museums, national parks, live and virtual theater, instructional videos, and of course, entertainment all benefit from accessibility for blind and low vision audiences. In TV and film, Roy Samuelson has voiced over 1000 audio description titles and has honed his years of coaching to focus on the nuance of this high-wire act performance, and the skills required to craft an immersive experience for blind and low vision audiences. Roy and Colleen Connor will offer up to 6 participants to get “up to mic” to work in real-time with production audio and video.
Auditors can mute and play along, and gain some real-world knowledge and ideas for pursuing their own unique skills to contribute to audio description quality and excellence. With their professional guidance and a supportive and encouraging environment, you can test out your own approach to audio description. For blind and low vision performers, screen-readable or braille text docs are available in advance and other specific accessibility.
PLEASE NOTE: This special workout is limited to SIX participants only!
Roy Samuelson bio Roy Samuelson has voiced over 1000 audio description narration tracks for blockbuster films and series, and each one has been influenced by blind advisors, directors, engineers, and many others.He passionately amplifies advocacy for blind performers, and drives inclusion of professionals, through awareness of the creative and the nuanced performance of this work, which is now recognized by the tv academy as qualifying credits for full membership.
Colleen Connor bio Audio Description Consultant and CoachColleen coaches voice artists in Audio Description (AD) and, through her business, Audio Description Training Retreats, trains professionals in the voicing, writing, editing, and understanding of AD and the industry. She, herself, also writes, voices, and provides quality control for AD for several major studios. She provides a crucial perspective on the creation and voicing of AD as a blind consumer. For the past 3 years, Colleen has also served on the Subject Matter Expert Committee for the ACVREP/ACB, which is tasked with creating official certification criteria for future audio describers.
We’ll meet via Zoom on Thursday November 18, from 5:30pm – 7:30pm PT!! Reserve your seat today!
***Please note that you will receive all pertinent info, Zoom Room Link, and scripts one day prior to the event. We’re looking forward to having you at the workout! Participation does not guarantee representation or work.