One of the most important tasks of a closed captioner is to rememberthe people who benefit from our work.
Films with captions guarantee equal opportunities to people with disabilities and they give everyone equal access to enjoy all the great contentthat is produced around the world.
When we read closed captions, we see different types of descriptive SFX, from the jingling of keys to the indistinct chattering of negotiators. These captions are all plot pertinent and important in helping the viewer experience the same effects as if they were hearing the audio.
Includes sounds made by objects or animals
NON SPEECH SOUNDS:
Includes sounds made by characters that can’t or shouldn’t be transcribed as distinct speech
MANNER OF SPEAKING:
Describes how the speaker pronounces the words.
The caption is followed by the dialogue
[cries in pain] Go get help!
[hysterical laughter] Do you really believe that?
[British accent] Cup of tea, my dear.
Includes song titles, music notes, music lyrics, and descriptions of music.
[energizing techno music fades]
[“Are you lonesome tonight” playing]
How captions are presented, both optically and structurally, could have a serious impact on the viewers understanding and enjoyment of the content. So keep this in mind too!
I hope you have enjoyed reading my short article.