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Audio Describer / Description
Writer (DW):

As the writer of our Descriptive Video Services scripts, the Describer will watch the media, prioritize the most pertinent details to describe, write concise, vivid Descriptions that fit between the pauses of dialog, and complete the script in a short time frame. They must possess strong language skills, an ability to meet deadlines and be receptive to feedback during the Quality Control process. During the Quality Control Process, the Describer will work in concert with a sighted Script Quality Supervisor and a blind Description Quality Specialist to ensure that the Description is accurate and effective for the intended audience. Training and apprenticeships are available if the applicant has no prior familiarity with the industry accepted standards or experience working in Description. Familiarity with Microsoft Excel and Dropbox is a plus.

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Serving as the audience’s proxy, the Description Quality Specialist is responsible for ensuring that the Description is clear and effective for the widest possible audience. During the Quality Control Process, the DQS will listen to the program as the Describer reads their completed script aloud. The DQS will alert the Describer when their Descriptions are unclear, interpretive or inappropriate and will have final say on the Description during the Quality Control process before the script is considered ready for Voice Over. Applicants must familiarize themselves with the published industry standards on Audio Description. Training and apprenticeships are available if the applicant has no prior familiarity with the industry accepted standards or experience working in Description.

Description Quality Specialist
(DQS):
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Voice Over Artist (V0):

Serving as the audience’s proxy, the Description Quality Specialist is responsible for ensuring that the Description is clear and effective for the widest possible audience. During the Quality Control Process, the DQS will listen to the program as the Describer reads their completed script aloud. The DQS will alert the Describer when their Descriptions are unclear, interpretive or inappropriate and will have final say on the Description during the Quality Control process before the script is considered ready for Voice Over. Applicants must familiarize themselves with the published industry standards on Audio Description. Training and apprenticeships are available if the applicant has no prior familiarity with the industry accepted standards orexperience working in Description.

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The Recording Engineer is responsible for the technical aspects of the Voice Over recording, including the choice of microphone, the mic placement, arming tracks, setting levels and judging the clarity and quality of the VO takes recorded. Familiarity with Dropbox recording software, and ProTools in particular, is a plus.

Recording Engineer (RTV):
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Director (DIR):

The Director is responsible for the quality of the performance of the Voice Over, including giving feedback and direction to the Recording Engineer and the Voice Over Artist. The Director is responsible to ensure that the VO takes are clear, coherent and appropriate against the program’s audio. Familiarity with Dropbox recording software, and ProTools in particular, is a plus.

Audio Editor (AEE):

Audio Editor (AEE): The Audio Editor is responsible for editing the Voice Over takes, removing breaths, mouth noise and any other extraneous sounds. The Audio Editor is also responsible for placing the Description appropriately against the program’s audio and video. Familiarity with Dropbox recording software, and ProTools in particular, is a plus.

Audio Mixer (AEM):

The Audio Mixer is responsible for mixing the Description with the program’s original audio, making adjustments between the relative audio levels of the program and the Description tracks, to deliver a finished product in line with the client’s specifications. Familiarity with Dropbox recording software, and ProTools in particular, is a plus.

Post Production Technician (PPT):

The Post Production Technician is responsible for downloading files from the client, formatting the files, setting up ProTools Sessions and uploading finished products back to the client. Additionally, Post Production Technicians will oversee backing up and archiving ProTools
Sessions of completed projects. Familiarity with Dropbox, ftp software, and recording software, ProTools in particular, is a plus.

Traffic Coordinator (TC):

The Traffic Coordinator is responsible for downloading files from the client or ripping from DVDs, converting or formatting the files, setting up ProTools Sessions and uploading finished products back to the client. Familiarity with Dropbox, ftp software, and recording software, ProTools in particular, is a plus.

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