question about transcription
Thread poster: sskool

sskool
United Kingdom
English to Thai
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Apr 1, 2017

Hi,

I have been assigned to transcribe a film but in the film there are a lot of non-linguistic noise (like coughing, wheezing, whistling) Do I need to transcribe those or I can simply just omit and transcribe only spoken words?
Also should I transcribe english texts that appear on screen or just omit them? (eg. names of people in documentary)

If I understand it right in subtitling, those non-linguistic noise should be omit unless it is a closed captioning. But I'm not sure about transcribing ?

Thank you in advance!


[Edited at 2017-04-01 23:03 GMT]

[Edited at 2017-04-02 02:49 GMT]


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Tony Bennjamin  Identity Verified
Indonesia
Local time: 04:30
Indonesian to English
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Movie Transcription Apr 2, 2017

sskool wrote:

Hi,

I have been assigned to transcribe a film but in the film there are a lot of non-linguistic noise (like coughing, wheezing, whistling) Do I need to transcribe those or I can simply just omit and transcribe only spoken words?
Also should I transcribe english texts that appear on screen or just omit them? (eg. names of people in documentary)

If I understand it right in subtitling, those non-linguistic noise should be omit unless it is a closed captioning. But I'm not sure about transcribing ?

Thank you in advance!


[Edited at 2017-04-01 23:03 GMT]

[Edited at 2017-04-02 02:49 GMT]


Hi, for movie transcription, it's better for you to contact with your employer. Some movie agent omit them, and some are required them to be transcribed.


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Thayenga  Identity Verified
Germany
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It depends on your client Apr 2, 2017

Yes, check with your client to see what she/he wants before you do "unnecessary" work. Some clients want these "noises" omitted, other want them in the transcript (and translated).

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