Watch Laura’s “blind” challengeMarch 28th, 2015
A documentary made with Iconic Steps about Laura Westcott from Soundcheque, ltd. going blind for a week to raise money for those with Retinitis Pigmentosa.
She wore glasses which increasingly narrowed her vision day by day, and held a concert at the end of the week, where the audience also wore them, experiencing it as a blind person would. We shot the film over the week and for a couple of days before and after, I cut the sound together and the video was edited to go with it. For the full effect, please listen with headphones or well placed speakers.
Iconic Steps, the production company: iconicsteps.co.uk/
Soundcheque, the music providers: soundcheque.com/
RP, Fighting Blindness, the charity we were supporting: rpfightingblindness.org.uk/
Indigo Face, who kindly let us use their wonderful music: indigofacemusic.com/
Sound for Sight, the concert, coming again this year: soundforsight.com/
Rik at Beats Foundation, for giving us his recording of the concert: beatsfoundation.co.uk/
Nearly all the sounds were recorded on location, but a few were taken from: freesound.org/
To achieve the stereo placement, I made extensive use of Wave Arts Panorama 5: wavearts.com/
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