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       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...

We’re starting a new staff profile series where we profile a different staff member every month so you can get to know the people working behind the scenes.This month we're introducing Yasumi!Photo by Tamar Haytayan.Yasumi has worked for Line 21 since the summer of 2007...

We have a new address!Since so many Line 21 staff members now work from home, we've compressed and renovated our office. This means that our suite number has changed.We're now at:Line 21 Media Services Ltd. 124-1058 Mainland Street Vancouver, BC V6B 2T4Please update your address book and...

Since we wrote our last lunch recommendations post, a lot has changed in Yaletown. Euro Pastry House has closed and Bean Around the World has reduced its menu, dropping the salads and quinoa bowls we used to rely on. So where are we eating now? Here's...

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...

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 onAnd it...

Line 21 is proud to be an Associate Sponsor of this year's Leo Awards! The Leo Awards are an annual event to celebrate BC's film and television industry. As members of Vancouver's film and TV community, we think that it's really important to celebrate our...

This year's DOXA Documentary Film Festival runs from May 4-13, and Vancouver has a lot to be excited about! Over 100 films, 72 screenings, 6 world premieres, 5 venues, and some of the best festival programming you can ever dream of. Line 21 has been...

Combined Dialogue and Action Continuity Scripts (also called Combined Continuity and Spotting Lists or CCSLs) are the most difficult and expensive scripts to prepare.It’s often a hassle to order CCSLs near the end of a project and dedicate a large chunk of your budget on...

As we mentioned in our last post, this month is Line 21's 18th Birthday. We've stayed in this business for as long as we have because of our clients. Over the last 18 years, our clients have made our hectic schedules and hard work worthwhile. Here...