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Notes on Blindness - Introduction to the Audio Soundtracks
This short video explains the three different soundtracks options available on BFI Player for the film Notes on Blindness.
This short video explains the three different soundtracks options available on BFI Player for the film Notes on Blindness. Peter Middleton and James Spinney's film is available with both Audio Description and Enhanced Soundtrack options, alongside the Standard version of the film.
All three options are accessible as separate films rather than optional audio streams in the same film. For those who want to experiment with different viewing options, it's possible to buy the 'Notes on Blindness box set' and gain access to all three versions, for the same price as the standard film. The three variants are described below, while this video illustrates the differences with onscreen examples: The standard version is the original film soundtrack with no extra description or sound effects. The audio-described version uses a spoken description to relate what's happening outside of the dialogue. The enhanced soundtrack version uses more original narration from John and Marilyn to tell the story, along with extra sound design and music. It’s a version that evokes the action, rather providing a literal description.