How do i become a subtitler

i watch a lot of dvds and i mean a lot - usually a new film every few days and at the end of the films (as i usually watch with subs on ) i see these companies that have done the subtitles and i was thinking hey thats easy

It cant be too hard to write subtitles for films

I cant seem to find anything on the net about how to get into this

Its not likea stupid idea for a job as if you set up a compant you could be subtitling for like bbc programs and even films

Can anybody help me out or any knowledge of this industry

Daniel

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I think they use special machines for typing out subtitles, kind of like court stenographers?

Plus you need to have the skills to not necessarily type out everything that is being said, but to edit down some lines so that they still make sense.

Plus you'd need to learn to use the capital "I" a lot more. ;-)

Oh and the BBC do their own - a company called Red Bee Media.

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BristolDeal

Plus you'd need to learn to use the capital "I" a lot more. ;-)



LMAO

No idea but here's a couple of portfolios of people who do.

languagediggers.com/?en…lio

It may give you an idea of the qualifications people have who do this for a living.

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BristolDeal

Plus you'd need to learn to use the capital "I" a lot more. ;-)


DUDE this is just a forum - im not writing a english essay
stora

No idea but here's a couple of portfolios of people who … No idea but here's a couple of portfolios of people who do.http://languagediggers.com/?en/portfolioIt may give you an idea of the qualifications people have who do this for a living.




Thats like a translator thing

dandoc2

DUDE this is just a forum - im not writing a english essay :pThats like a … DUDE this is just a forum - im not writing a english essay :pThats like a translator thing




Recent Projects
Behind the Lines: Powerful and Revealing American and Foreign War Letters, and One Man’s Search to Find Them
Translations of letters written by Soviet soldiers
Praise from Andrew Carroll, editor:
“You did a truly exceptional job, and my editors are also extremely impressed. In fact, although I had only expected to use one or two of the letters in all, I think we will be using about ten of them. They read so naturally that the true personality of each writer comes through, and I think the readers of the book will be moved by the humanity of these young men and women.”

Subtitling
Elizabeth translates dialogue lists and writes subtitles for feature films and television series. She also translates screenplays and writes copy for posters.

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stora

Recent ProjectsBehind SubtitlingElizabeth translates dialogue lists and … Recent ProjectsBehind SubtitlingElizabeth translates dialogue lists and writes subtitles for feature films and television series. She also translates screenplays and writes copy for posters.




I'll bet the word "DUDE" isn't part of her vocabulary :thumbsup: :giggle:

can you speak any other languages???

Might help you abit rather than only being able to subtitle English?

Very random thread

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juliet_bravo

I'll bet the word "DUDE" isn't part of her vocabulary :thumbsup: :giggle:



Unless she worked on Dude Where's My Car:giggle:

A lot of the guys who do anime started off fansubbing and then managed to get recruited from there.

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Although not worthy of it's own thread, i've been watching holby city on the television and seen what surgeons do and I was thinking it can't be that hard and I too could start my own compant.

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JDeal

Although not worthy of it's own thread, i've been watching holby city on … Although not worthy of it's own thread, i've been watching holby city on the television and seen what surgeons do and I was thinking it can't be that hard and I too could start my own compant.



Can I assist you maybe doing the brain surgery or even a heart surgeon. Thanks.:thumbsup:

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I would have done neurology, but they don't really cover that in depth in holby city, so had hoped to do CT.

I do need another surgeon to have a fling with and also need to find a drug dealer.

Prissymiss

Unless she worked on Dude Where's My Car:giggle:




Sweet :giggle:

JDeal

Although not worthy of it's own thread, i've been watching holby city on … Although not worthy of it's own thread, i've been watching holby city on the television and seen what surgeons do and I was thinking it can't be that hard and I too could start my own compant.



Agreed..... I've been practicing

"I need 20cc's of plastacine..... STAT!" :thinking:

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JDeal

I would have done neurology, but they don't really cover that in depth in … I would have done neurology, but they don't really cover that in depth in holby city, so had hoped to do CT. I do need another surgeon to have a fling with and also need to find a drug dealer.




Oh!!! Can I be the genius, neurotic and tough as old boots (but actually an emotional wreck registrar / surgeon) who everyone hates.. and she pretends to hate everyone.. but actually she cries herself to sleep each night and longs for someone to love... I've got a clip board and stethescope... It'll be SO AWESOME...

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juliet_bravo

Oh!!! Can I be the genius, neurotic and tough as old boots (but actually … Oh!!! Can I be the genius, neurotic and tough as old boots (but actually an emotional wreck registrar / surgeon) who everyone hates.. and she pretends to hate everyone.. but actually she cries herself to sleep each night and longs for someone to love... I've got a clip board and stethescope... It'll be SO AWESOME...



Congratulations, you and minstrel both qualify to join the team.

result! I'll get me nurses outfit out.

Juliet... stop drooling at that metal image!

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JDeal

Congratulations, you and minstrel both qualify to join the team.





Yipppppeeeee!! I'll have to practise earwigging on patient's conversations, breaking the patient/doctor privacy code and sticking my nose in where it's not wanted. Seeya on set guys

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MinstrelMan

result! I'll get me nurses outfit out.Juliet... stop drooling at that … result! I'll get me nurses outfit out.Juliet... stop drooling at that metal image!



Metal image. :? Sorry hun but robots don't do it for me. :thumbsup:

damn typo's.... my fingers are too fast ;-) :w00t:

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MinstrelMan

damn typo's.... my fingers are too fast ;-) :w00t:



You wanna get a job as a subtitler or something.. :thumbsup:

na... if I was any good at english, I wouldnt be an engineer :lol:

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lol lock this thread or close please

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dandoc2

lol lock this thread or close please



Go get your own thread, don't spoil ours!

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JDeal

Go get your own thread, don't spoil ours!



Class

i think i get the job as surgeon as i have had real hands on practice,



...i play on trauma centre every day LOL!

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kk_cheung

i think i get the job as surgeon as i have had real hands on practice, … i think i get the job as surgeon as i have had real hands on practice, ...i play on trauma centre every day LOL!


quite hard game

I quite fancy being an astronaut.

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Christmasshopper

I quite fancy being an astronaut.



The first step to becoming an astronaut is watching a documentary, doesn't matter if the documentary is rellevant or not.

I'm already qualified then.
Or do I have to do anything else as well?

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Christmasshopper

I'm already qualified then. Or do I have to do anything else as well?



You need to be able to ride on one of them 'sit-on' childrens rides outside a supermarket without vomiting.

Oh. :oops:
What about Hotel Porters, do they have to do that?
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