Podcasts Vox Talk #115 – Oscars Red Carpet Audio Description with Herb Merriweather
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#115 – Oscars Red Carpet Audio Description with Herb Merriweather

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Herb Merriweather joins Stephanie Ciccarelli to discuss his audio description work on the Oscars Red Carpet, what audio description is, the role audio description plays in people’s lives and how you can get into this unique area of voice over work.

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Herb Merriweather VO

Herb Merriweather on Voices

Audio Eyes

Audio Internet Reading Service LA (AIRSLA)

Los Angeles Radio Reading Service (LARRS)

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Introduction

Hi there and welcome to Vox Talk, your weekly review from the world of voice over. I’m your host, Stephanie Ciccarelli from Voices. In today’s show, Herb Merriweather joins me to discuss audio description. We’ll learn about what audio description is and how it is used. We’ll also be chatting about a high profile job Herb just voiced on the Oscars Red Carpet. Welcome to the show, Herb!

You’re fresh off the red carpet! For those who tuned into the Oscars on Sunday night, Herb was dressed to the nines with his audio description colleagues on Hollywood’s biggest night. So tell me Herb, what was it like to provide audio description leading up to the awards ceremony?

Can you tell us more about audio description?
What is it?
When is it used?

Wrap Up
And that’s the way we saw the world through the lens of voice over this week. Thank you for listening and for being part of our community here at Voices!

Stephanie Ciccarelli
Stephanie Ciccarelli is a Co-Founder of Voices. Classically trained in voice as well as a respected mentor and industry speaker, Stephanie graduated with a Bachelor of Musical Arts from the Don Wright Faculty of Music at the University of Western Ontario. For over 25 years, Stephanie has used her voice to communicate what is most important to her through the spoken and written word. Possessing a great love for imparting knowledge and empowering others, Stephanie has been a contributor to The Huffington Post, Backstage magazine, Stage 32 and the Voices.com blog. Stephanie is found on the PROFIT Magazine W100 list three times (2013, 2015 and 2016), a ranking of Canada's top female entrepreneurs, and is the author of Voice Acting for Dummies®.
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