Audio description

Audio description allows blind and visually impaired viewers to experience a film by having a voice describe the on-screen action when there is no dialogue.

It requires careful and accurate descriptions of the characters – including their facial expressions and gestures – as well as descriptions of space, light, colour, atmosphere and composition. So that the audience can enjoy the film as much as non-visually-impaired viewers, the description cannot involve interpretation or the anticipation of future events, and requires neutral, lively and varied language.

The author of the audio description is not only responsible for the text itself, but also for its timing.

Selected projects

  • Tscherwonez
    by Gábor Altorjay
    First description 2021
    for Rapid Eye Movies, Köln

  • Als ich mal groß war

  • Zoros Solo
    2019 (Co-author)
  • The Sun Is Also A Star
    FFS Berlin
  • Die Geheimnisse des schönen Leo
    2018 (Co-author)
  • Die Welt der Wunderlichs
    by Dani Levy, 2016
    Subwerk Stuttgart
  • Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, 2016-2018
  • Miss Sixty
  • Coming in
    by Marco Kreuzpainter, 2014
  • Die Olsenbande läuft Amok
    First description 2013
    Audioskript Berlin