Monthly Archives: May 2012

A Salute To All 2012 Leo Award Winners

This past weekend the red carpet was rolled out and everyone who’s anybody in the Western Canadian film and television industry donned their best and most stylish attire for the Annual LEO AWARDS gala.

Among the many talented folks who walked away with a glittering trophy were several we know very well at Descriptive Video Works including the TV series SanctuaryArctic Air, Endgame, Hiccups Mr. Young.

Two of the many features we have described over the last year also picked up awards; Recoil and Donovan’s Echothe latter of which is particularly relevant to our vision-impaired audience since it won awards in the categories of Overall Sound and Sound Editing.

We’d like to take this opportunity to congratulate all the nominees, the winners and especially those winners whom we’ve had the pleasure of working with.

For a full list of winners visit the Leo Awards website.

These are the shows we have provided Audio Description services for together with the category they were awarded in:

The Leo Awards celebrate excellence in the British Columbia film and television industry and have been an annual event on the industry calendar since 1999.

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Behind-The-Scenes at Descriptive Video Works

We recently had two film crews in our Vancouver studios, one crew shooting a news segment produced by AARP (American Association of Retired Persons) and the other shooting the below Behind-The-Scenes video giving you a peek at our hard-working team.

Award-winning journalist, Ray Homer, and his crew spent the day with us asking all the right questions about what we do and how we do it. The finished segment will be airing on 250 PBS stations, RLTV (Retired Living Television) and online at AARP on the show Inside E Street. The spot will help get the word out to audiences in the U.S. , many of whom suffer from serious vision impairment and who are unaware that Audio Description of television shows and movies even exists.

Inside E Street host, Lark McCarthy

Thanks to the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010, in just a few weeks the Big Four broadcast networks must all provide at least 50 hours of described video per quarter (roughly 4 hours per week). So, come July 1st, many, many more people will be able to enjoy lots more of the daily entertainment that most of us take for granted.

AARP is a non-profit, non-partisan membership organization for people 50 and over dedicated to enhancing quality of life for all as they age. Founded by the first woman to be a high school principal in California, Ethel Percy Andrus, PhD, in 1958, AARP provides a wide range of unique benefits, special products and services for their members.

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