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There are very limited opportunities to get trained as an audio describer. Training is often held in conjunction with conferences. Here we list the few opportunities that we know about, and we solicit information from anyone who is offering training opportunities for audio describers anywhere in the world!
Audio Description Institute, July 10-12 2013, at the ACB's Annual Conference. In 2012, there were 25 attendees.
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
- Three full days of intensive, interactive training;
- Friday luncheon will be provided;
- Registration for the ACB Conference and Convention is included.
Details: Read the Institute Brochure
Developing Audio Description Skills, August 19-20, 2013, at the annual LEAD Conference.
Please note: the LEAD Conference and its Audio Description training is not sponsored by the ACB or the Audio Description Project.
Free Audio Description Training
If you can't get to an in-person training class, try the free Online Course at Fractured Atlas.
Here we list pointers to information about audio description in education, both for training and for acquisition of the end product. DCMP refers to the Described and Captioned Media Program.
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