Blind Filmmakers make an impact on YouTube

The US’s first and only Blind Filmmakers YouTube Channel has just premiered “Cane Etiquette,” one of seven original short films starring, written, produced and directed by blind and visually impaired filmmakers and actors.

Each Friday, for the next several weeks, a new short film will be released on the YouTube channel until all seven films are available.

The films are part of a group that premiered at the inaugural Los Angeles Blind Film Festival held in August at the Blue Door Theater in Culver City, CA.

The shorts were all created by CRE Outreach’s Film by the Blind (FBTB), the country’s only educational film program composed entirely of blind and visually impaired acting students.

Participants in FBTB learn the fundamentals of on-camera acting including techniques in relaxation, concentration, sense memory, emotional recall and improvisation. In a supportive environment, students perform in front of the camera and practice the technical, physical and emotional strategies needed for film acting.

The YouTube Channel proves that whilst the filmmakers may not have sight, they still have a creative vision that they would like to share.