Listen to the interview by visiting BBC Radio 5’s website. (Available for a limited time)
Michael Stevens’ new series ‘Mind Field’ on YouTube Red takes viewers on a “journey into the mysterious depths of the human psyche”. Tommy was invited as a guest on episode 7, ‘In Your Face’, in which Michael interviews him about facial expressions. Watch below or by visiting YouTube. If you’re in the U.S., Australia, Mexico or New Zealand, sign up for YouTube Red at YouTube.com/Red. If you’re not based in these countries, click here (https://goo.gl/UEojxv) for more details on how to watch.
In Your Face – Mind Field (Ep 7)
If you haven’t checked out the series, you can watch episode 1 for free: Isolation – Mind Field (Ep 1)
Tommy was a guest on Comedy Central’s Tosh.0 on Tuesday, February 21. Daniel Tosh interviewed him about his work as the Blind Film Critic and made predictions about which film would win the Academy Award for Best Picture.
Watch Tommy’s full segment below or visit Comedy Central’s website.
Watch the full episode from February 21, 2017 – “Tosh.0 – Blind Film Critic”
Blind film critic Tommy Edison doesn’t miss a thing in his reviews
Tommy Edison is the film buff behind the YouTube channel Blind Film Critic. He explains how dialogue can really set the scene and guides us through the process of watching films when you’re blind.
Edison generally doesn’t use described video. “What I’ll do is just sit and listen to everything,” he explains, “I’m not distracted by all that stuff on screen.” Edison has been blind from birth but it hasn’t stopped him from becoming a trusted film critic… READ & LISTEN TO THE FULL INTERVIEW HERE
At VidCon 2016, Toaden K. of Media Litter Sandwich interviewed Tommy Edison and Ben Churchill about their work on the Blind Film Critic and The Tommy Edison Experience series. Since working together on the channels since 2011, this happens to be the first time Tommy & Ben have been interviewed together at the same.
Channel One Russia’s Anna Nelson interviewed Tommy Edison and Ben Churchill about their work on the blind film critic movie reviews. The interview is written in Russian, but you can translate the text when viewing it through Google Chrome. Plus, you can watch the 7 minute video which explains the story behind why they started producing the movie reviews.
В США работает единственный в мире незрячий кинокритик, и его рецензии очень популярны
Израильская разведка на неделе открыла один из своих суперсекретов. Вероятно, это спецподарок к Всемирному Дню поддержки аутистов – ведь оказалось, что снимки земной поверхности со спутников и электронные карты в Моссад изучают “люди дождя”, или аутисты.
Расшифровка визуальной информации требует огромного напряжения и концентрации внимания, с которыми обычные люди не справляются, а аутисты, особенные люди с особенными возможностями психики, делают это в сотни раз успешнее. Единственное, чему их в результате нужно было научить, говорят в Моссад, это общаться с командирами – ведь социальные навыки у “людей дождя” развиты слабо. Но в результате те, кого считали людьми с ограниченными возможностями, сегодня – костяк спецотдела и надежда всей израильской госбезопасности… READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE
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Blind film reviewer Tommy Edison’s ways of seeing
Blind since birth, Tommy Edison has made his mark in a most unexpected field – film reviewing.
His laugh is disarming, a whole-body chuckle: head thrown back, nose scrunched. He tells me that growing up in affluent Greenwich, Connecticut, was difficult, because all the other families had chauffeurs and his didn’t: mouth open, straight teeth bared, shoulders jiggling up and down. I confess that I’m primarily a fiction writer. “Perfect. You can just make it all up. Tell people I’m much more handsome.” One hand softly slaps the top of the table, next to where his folded white cane is resting. It’s a contagious, kinetic energy that bounces off Tommy Edison, ricochets round the empty room. He laughs so often that his closed eyes can seem like the swollen-cheeked product of a hearty chuckle.
Tommy’s thick, neatly trimmed hair is the kind of shimmering silver people pay for. His physique is bear-like: lift-off-the-ground-when-hugging-you big. He’s dressed in neutral tones: faded blue denim, tan-coloured jacket, dusk grey shirt. Sorting the washing, he randomly tells me later in our conversation, isn’t as difficult as people think: denim separately by feel, always a cold wash… CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE.