By Jorge Díaz-Cintas
"Audiovisual Translation: Subtitling" is an introductory textbook which gives a pretty good evaluate of the realm of subtitling. in accordance with sound learn and first-hand adventure within the box, the e-book specializes in in general authorised perform yet identifies present issues of rivalry, takes nearby and medium-bound editions into account, and strains new advancements which may have a power at the evolution of the occupation. the person chapters disguise the principles of fine subtitling perform, the linguistic and semiotic dimensions of subtitling, the pro surroundings, technical concerns, and key ideas and conventions, supplying entry to the middle abilities and information had to subtitle for tv, cinema and DVD. additionally incorporated are graded workouts masking middle abilities. "Audiovisual Translation: Subtitling" can be utilized by way of lecturers and scholars as a coursebook for the school room or for self-learning.It can be aimed toward translators and different language execs wishing to extend their sphere of activity.
While the operating language of the booklet is English, an accompanying DVD comprises pattern movie fabric in Dutch, English, French, Italian and Spanish, in addition to a number of discussion lists and a key to a few of the routines. The DVD additionally contains WinCAPS, SysMedia's specialist subtitling education software program package deal, used for broadcast tv around the globe and for plenty of of the newest multinational DVD releases of significant Hollywood tasks.
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I decided to call it Subtitling for the Media – A Handbook of an Art, since in my view subtitling, when it is done to high standard, includes so many of the elements essential to art and above all demands so much skill, imagination and creative talent that it is indeed an art. 2 Do you agree with their concept of subtitling as ‘art’? Do you think that this perception is positive or negative for subtitling and its learning? Why? Is translation, in general, an art form? Do you think there are translation practices that are an ‘art’ and other translation practices that are not?
On Flemish television in Belgium intralingual subtitles are often used to ‘translate’ linguistic variants that the producer of a particular programme feels will not be understood by the entire population. This means that not only are some Dutch programmes from the Netherlands intralingually subtitled on Flemish television, but also some TV series, and parts of reality shows, whenever a character or speaker uses a (regional) Flemish variant that may not be understood by the entire Flemish community, due to phonetic or lexical variation.
Others add inserts throughout the ¿lm reminding the viewer who the legal owner of the copyright is. Spotting, also known as timing or cueing and more recently originating, is the next task. 7. To guarantee optimal quality it is desirable that, if the task is performed by technicians, they have a working knowledge of the language spoken in the ¿lm. In an ideal situation, the spotting should be done by experienced translators themselves. In certain cases, the ¿lm may come with a very detailed combined continuity and subtitle/spotting list, containing all the dialogue already segmented into master titles for the translator to follow.