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Hearing is Believing: Audio Descriptive Trailer Production

Shay Goldenberg  (Producer, Microsoft)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass, Summits Pass, Expo Pass, Audio Pass, Independent Games Summit Pass

Topic: Advocacy

Format: Session

Vault Recording: TBD

Audience Level: N/A: I prefer to present live on-site but I am open to delivering a virtual presentation

As one of many Forza franchise initiatives to make content more accessible for players & fans, as well as building upon our 'gaming for everyone' goals, the team produced an audio descriptive version of the Forza Motorsport announcement trailer.
Turn 10 Studios Media & Broadcast Producer Shay Goldenberg discusses the considerations, workflow, challenges & learnings of the execution process that goes into creating a trailer that not only serves as a more inclusive experience for those with vision challenges but a more immersive presentation for all viewers.


Attendees will walk away with a better understanding of what it takes to produce an audio descriptive trailer, the considerations & challenges involved, and a proven set of guidelines they can apply to their own audio descriptive trailers.

Intended Audience

This presentation is geared toward anyone who is interested in producing game trailers or marketing gameplay content, including Producers, Game Capture Artists, Editors, Sound Designers, Community Managers, PR and Marketing. A general understanding of video production is helpful but not required.