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Closed Captioning & SDH Workshop

In this course you will gain the opportunity to learn the theory behind Closed Captions and Subtitles for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing according to Netflix's standards, and gain experience through practice.

By the end of the course, the student will have all the necessary knowledge to create SDH files following Netflix's guidelines.

The course is taught via webinar and is ideal for groups of up to 10 people.

 

Workshop program

 

Session 1 – 4 hours

Introduction to SDH and Closed Captioning

  1. Introduction to Closed Captioning
    1. History and origins
    2. Characteristics
    3. Rules for transcription
    4. Speaker IDs & Sound Effects
    5. Exercise
  2. Introduction to SDH
    1. Characteristics
    2. Exercise

 

Session 2 – 4 hours

Introduction to Ooona Create Pro

  1. Introduction to the software and general aspects
  2. Creating an Open Caption file
    1. Setting up parameters
    2. Timing an Open Caption file
    3. Running final Fixes and Checks
    4. Exercise
  3. Creating a Closed Caption file
    1. Setting up parameters
    2. Timing a Closed Caption file
    3. Positioning
    4. Running final Checks
    5. Exercise

 

Session 3 – 4 hours

Exercise review

  1. Individual feedback for Session 2 Ex. 1
  2. Individual feedback for Session 2 Ex. 2

 

Session 4 – 4 hours

Live practice

  1. Increasing level of expertise in CC
  2. Increasing level of expertise in SDH
  3. Feedback
  4. Consulting
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