AES Paris 2016
Tutorial T21

Tuesday, June 7, 11:15 — 12:15 (Room 352A)


T21 - Sound Design and Accessibility in Film and Television

Mariana Lopez, Anglia Ruskin University - Cambridge, UK

Since the 1970s Audio Description (AD) has been making visual content accessible to visually impaired people through sound. In film and television a pre-recorded audio commentary provides information that clarifies the narrative, such as descriptions on actions, gestures and places. Although, throughout the years, digital technologies have been used to improve the mode of delivery of AD, the notions behind its design have been mostly unchanged despite significant advancements in the field of digital sound production and post production. This tutorial introduces participants to the history of sound design and accessibility in film and TV and discusses new research on the use of surround sound rendering and interactive media systems to create more spatially accurate soundtracks, as well as the introduction of first person narration.

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