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This month is Line 21’s 18th Birthday. We can’t believe that we’ve been a company for almost 2 decades!Kelly Maxwell and Carolyn Hicks, friends since Junior High at RC Palmer in Richmond, started Line 21 back in March 1994.[caption id="attachment_566" align="aligncenter" width="400" caption="Kelly in Stewart,...

 What Is Closed Captioning? talks about the difference between closed captioning and subtitling by explaining that closed captioning is meant for a non-hearing audience while subtitling assumes that the audience can hear but doesn't understand the language being spoken. This means that subtitles include just what...

Photo by Chelsea DavisFilmmakers need to future proof their media and according to a recent article in Variety, most aren't even considering this.Acad sounds alarm about fragility of digital prod’n suggests that filmmakers don’t consider future proofing, and that with our current explosion and implosion...

2012 is the year of the Dragon. If you were born in 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988 or 2000...

1. Take 4 Passes (At Least). It takes, at minimum, 4 passes to accurately caption media. (What's the difference between subtitling and captioning?). The 4 passes are as follows:Transcribe accurately what is being said, with punctuation, spelling, and the write words [sic]. Phrase your transcript into...

A great transcript can be the basis of all kinds of other materials, including your captioning, web extras (interview transcripts! out-takes!), and subtitling. As anyone who has ever tried to transcribe their own footage knows, it’s harder than it seems. Add in shot descriptions, music...

Here are 3 September film festivals that we recommend:1) VIFF and Film and TV Forum September 29 - October 14, 2011Our best approach for this festival: find a list of recommendations or two, and make a short list. Try to surprise yourself as well by...

Welcome to Fall!The strategies we use to manage our time are top of mind this time of year, as work schedules heat up, the kids go back to school and film festivals begin. Not only does better time management mean less stress, but it also...

When I first started captioning, I worked on a team of captioners which peer-reviewed each other's work. One day, I watched this go by on a co-worker's show:I feel like my head is goneAnd what the hell is going onAnd it smells like new mayonnaise...