Subtitling Success #2

I came back from WordCamp San Francisco inspired to work on some more subtitles.

I selected a video that was about WordCamps/Meetups because the topic was interesting to me, the speakers were easy to understand and the total video was about 13 minutes long. So it seemed like it would be a fun one to hear and wouldn’t take a huge amount of time to complete.

I really enjoyed the information that Jen Mylo and Andrea Middleton shared about these two areas. Though I haven’t ever attended a Meetup (childcare issues prevent it right now), I have been to 3 WordCamps this year. Hearing about how both are organized and what the expectations are for them was pretty interesting.

It ends up that it seems to take me about 6 times the length of the video to finish creating the subtitles. After entering them all you have to watch it 2 more times; once to sync them and then a 2nd to review/fine-tune the timing.  So this 13 minute video took me almost an hour and a half. A bit of that time was re-learning at the beginning, it had been a long time since the first one I did.

So, if you’re interested in learning more about how to lead a Meetup or Wordcamp, please check out the video – not only can you watch it, but you can watch it with subtitles if you’d like 🙂

And, if you’re looking for a way to be involved in a cool project, please consider working on subtitles yourself! There are step-by-step instructions available.


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