Blog

[caption id="attachment_1103" align="alignnone" width="480"] We could all use a little Regular Expressions super power![/caption] Comic by xkcd.com This week, we received a message from the past: a captioning file from the early ‘90s, delivered in an unsupported format. It came with an executable file that was...

Kelly —who we’re profiling this month—and Carolyn are the co-owners of Line 21, and have been friends for life, or at least since Grade 8. Kelly is the clumsiest staff member, but she is pretty happy doing payroll with her Quatchi pen, so no one...

[caption id="attachment_1030" align="alignnone" width="480"] Relying on YouTube’s voice recognition technology resulted in this unfortunate caption.The real message? “I don’t have to settle on my smartphone for all my internet needswhen I’m out and about.” Yikes. [/caption] Since the early ‘90s, people have been asking if we use...

Today we’re profiling our recent Douglas College Print Futures student, Will Richter. Will has been our go-to script editor since 2005, working with Leslie Foster to produce post production scripts of all descriptions and complexities, from the simple to the beyond micro-detailed. He is a...

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...

In Smells Like New Mayonnaise To Me: Captioning/Subtitling Music, I talk about how, when I first started captioning and was peer-reviewing a co-worker's work, I saw this go by on the screen: I feel like my head is gone And what the hell is going on And it...

              MacCaption, made by CPC and one of the applications we use for captioning, has a new feature called Assemble Caption that allows you to work more closely with a final cut pro timeline and automatically edit an existing caption file. It’s a efficient tool that gives...

In "Which sounds are significant? Towards a rhetoric of closed captioning," Sean Zdenek argues that captioning is an interpretive practice where caption quality can be assessed in terms of genre, audience, context, and purpose. "A rhetoric of closed captioning goes beyond questions of accuracy, timing, and...

Meet our Script Department Supervisor, Leslie! Leslie has been with Line 21 for 14 years, starting out as a caption editor in 1998. Today, Leslie manages the entire script department and works hard to deliver the best quality scripts to clients. What You Did Before Line...