The Rose – Audio Description – English

Mani is physically battered by his insensitive teacher regularly. When the teacher asks the class to bring a full grown rose for their project, Mani’s anxiety deepens. A timely intervention by CHILDLINE Didi helps reclaim Mani’s life.

A Tribute to Audio Description

There she comes, red hair faded in dark shadows
There she comes, yellow eyes blacken in lifeless stains
There she comes, blue pale lips open in a doleful smile.

There she comes, flawless hair painted in imaginative pictures
There she comes, lively eyes shining in colorful poetry
There she comes, artistic lips uttering resourceful words

There she comes, yellow hair shining under the bright sun
There she comes, blue eyes sparkling in vibrant rainbows
There she comes, red-Rubi lips open in a dazzling smile.

There she comes to observe and empower.

Description is not the same as audio description

Hello!

Audio description is a form of visual translation. It differs from everyday description In many aspects. A person who is blind, for instants, may describe what he or she sees when touching a flower, however, he or she will be the recipient of the audio description of the color and other visual cues of that flower. Everyday description does not neccessarily aim the empowerment of people who are blind or have low vision, audio description does!

To make a good audio description one must, therefore, research about what it will be described, observe what it’s being described, edit the description and write an audio description with good language.

Last but not least, If one is going to voice an audio description he or she must do it with good voice skills. See Dr. Snyder’s book The Visual Made Verbal: A Comprehensive Training Manual and Guide to the History and Applications of Audio Description to learn more about how to audio describe.

A portuguese audio description of Rene Magritte’s Collective Invention

Invenção coletiva (MAGRITTE, 1934)

Áudio-descrição retirada de: O surrealismo e a construção de imagens: contribuições da áudio-descrição para os alunos com deficiência visual, por Fabiana Tavares dos Santos Silva. Artigo disponível na Revista Brasileira de Tradução Visual.

Notas Proêmias
Técnica óleo sobre tela. Dimensões da obra original em centímetros: 73,5 cm x 97,5 cm. Local de exposição: Alemanha. Dimensões da imagem áudio-descrita: 12 cm x7 cm.

The collective invention, 1934 by Rene Magritte

Criatura metade peixe, metade humana deitada lateralmente no chão alaranjado. A criatura está nua, deitada do lado esquerdo, com parte posterior do corpo sendo tocada pelo mar. Tem cabeça de peixe, de cor cinza. Nas costas, na altura da cintura, mostra uma barbatana e na parte abdominal, a nadadeira peitoral toca o chão.

A partir do abdômen, a criatura tem quadris, pernas e pés humanos. A pele é clara, quadril pouco arredondado. As coxas e pernas são magras, os joelhos ossudos. Os pés são compridos e magros.

Uma sombra contorna a lateral esquerda da criatura e a silhueta da parte interna do pé direito até a genitália. Ao fundo, vê-se o céu acinzentado e o mar azul escuro. Na lateral esquerda inferior da tela, assinatura de Magritte.