Audio Description for Film
Learn the art of audio describing film for audiences with low or no vision. This is a day-long program for Black, Brown, and Indigenous creators.
BlackStar Projects is excited to announce the launch of our Audio Description for Film training program. We are selecting a cohort of interested Black, Brown, and Indigenous candidates to receive a day-long training in the art of audio describing film for audiences with low or no vision. Candidates who successfully complete the training are encouraged to apply for paid work audio describing films for the BlackStar Film Festival as well as various other films related to BlackStar Projects.
The training will teach the basic principles of audio description, using practical guidelines and real examples. The training focuses on learning by doing and provides many opportunities for participants to practice describing. By the end of the training, participants will gain a deeper understanding of how to think like an audio describer and to begin to audio describe themselves.
BlackStar’s Audio Description for Film is a day-long in-person training program that takes place on Saturday, April 30 and will be led by audio describer Nicole Sardella from ArtReach. The training will run from 10:00am to 6:00pm, with a break for lunch. BlackStar will offer a $60 DoorDash gift card to all trainees for lunch & snacks, and a $300 stipend for the training. Coffee and a light breakfast fare will be provided in the morning. Bilingual and multilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.
To apply, fill out an application form by Wednesday, March 30. This one-time training will be held in-person in Philadelphia on Saturday, April 30. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Candidates should identify as Black, Brown, Indigenous or as a person of color.
Bilingual and multilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.
March 30, 2022 – Application Closes
April 13, 2022 – Notification Date
April 30, 2022 – Training Date
The training is paid. Trainees will receive a $300 stipend for their participation. Additionally, BlackStar will offer a $60 DoorDash gift card to all trainees for lunch & snacks.
The notification date is April 13. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
This is an in-person training hosted in Philadelphia.
We currently do not have additional dates scheduled, however we do hope to provide the training again in the future.
No prior experience is necessary.