"My life's work is my heart's work."

"My life's work is my heart's work."

Michele Spitz

Michele Spitz

Audio Description Narration

Michele delivers the specialized voiceover

style required for audio/video description; the service that makes media accessible for people with vision loss. This prerecorded additional 

narration track serves as a visual description of key elements, essentially painting a picture with words to supplement the existing visual media. 

This separate narration track is available in movie theaters via headsets, TV broadcast, streaming, VOD, DVD and Blu-ray, and mobile apps. Over the past 7 years, she has narrated over 70 media projects including films, museum tours, fundraising videos, educational videos, and audio newsletters that provide access to information for low vision and blind audiences and patrons. 

 
 

Categorized Voiceovers

Michele is a professional voiceover artist

whose signature voice brings warmth and

vitality to museum and destination audio tours, public service announcements,

fundraising videos and audio manuals.

The professional tone of Michele’s voice

also serves corporate phone systems,

as well as promotional videos in the

real estate, resort and tourism industry.

 

Speaker & Presenter

Michele most recently was a panelist on media accessibility for both International Documentary Association and Film Independent. She has been the VOG announcer for the 2018 and 2019 New York Women in Film and Television (NYWIFT) Muse Awards. She was also the awards presenter for  San Francisco Superfest International Film Festival from 2014 through 2016. She participated as a speaker for the inaugural LA ReelAbilities Film Festival in 2018, as a moderator for the 2017 NY Film Festival Media Accessibility Panel, and Q & A panelist for the 2017 Mill Valley Film Festival. Michele initiated and participated on panels in 2016

and 2017 for NYWIFT on incorporating

post-production accessible media including audio description and captioning for active filmmakers and she conducted the same for 

Women in Film (WIF) in 2018. In 2019 and 2020, she taught successful media accessibility lab classes. Michele continues to pursue her mission to educate the public about accessible media through guest speaking on film panels and at colleges effectively facilitating thought provoking conversations on the topic.

 

Philanthropy

Because of Michele's conviction that no physical or financial limitation should be a barrier to participating in education and cultural pursuits

meant to strengthen the mind and uplift the soul, she began her dedicated journey of creating and launching various outreach programs. In 2012, she began with the Jewish Community Center San Francisco by underwriting four hundred

performance tickets annually, followed by her initiating a new ticket underwriting program at SFJAZZ designed for LightHouse for the Blind, as well as donating to the Osher Marin Jewish Community Center Senior Arts Excursion Program. Michele is a supporter of other organizations such as Broadway Dreams

The Miracle ProjectPositive Exposure, Deaf West Theater, Deaf Film Camp and other organizations that enable integration of life

and disability through various theatrical performances. Annual Audio Description Production Grants are allocated to various

film, digital media and museum exhibits as

part of her ongoing philanthropic endeavors.

 

News & Press

Stay current on Michele's multiple narration and audio description voiceover projects, speaking engagements, philanthropic programs and exciting new endeavors.

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