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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...

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...

              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...

This month's trick comes from Mark Longstaff-Tyrrell of Frisnit Electric Industrial Co. He's invented an awesome trick to turn TV shows into a series of annotated static shots — an instant kind of comic book that you can read on your ereader! This is a...

  Closed captioning (CC) is often a misunderstood aspect of the post-production process. Below are common questions about closed captioning that we often hear at Line 21: 1. What's the difference between closed captioning and subtitling? While both CC and subtitling display text on screen, closed captioning is...

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 gone And what the hell is going on And it smells like new mayonnaise...

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...

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...

Whistler Film Festival Whistler Film Festival. It’s Canada’s answer to Sundance, but we have Caesars, our beer has more alcohol, and our mountain had a starring role in the Olympics! Sure, you’ve been up to Whistler for some world-class skiing and snowboarding, but we think it’s...