output

French translation: œuvre / production

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English term or phrase:output
French translation:œuvre / production
Entered by: Maud Boivin

16:04 Nov 13, 2018
English to French translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Cinema, Film, TV, Drama / Direction artistique
English term or phrase: output
Bonjour,

Voici le texte dans lequel se trouve ce mot :"
"The designer’s role is in support of the narrative, characters and themes of the film; as such, an assessment of their output is necessarily bound to the whole film."

Je ne comprends pas ce que signifie "output" dans cette phrase et ne suis pas sûre de comprendre à qui "their" se rapporte ? Au "designer" ?

Merci beaucoup d'avance.

Maud
Maud Boivin
Italy
Local time: 06:11
œuvre / production
Explanation:
Selon moi, "their" renvoie à "designer" puisque je n'imagine pas comment "narrative, characters and themes" pourraient générer un "output".

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Note added at 12 mins (2018-11-13 16:17:49 GMT)
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Bref, ce qu'il produit, crée.
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Thomas Miles
France
Local time: 06:11
Grading comment
Merci à tous pour vos réponses détaillées. Effectivement, le fait que "designer" soit au singulier et "their" au pluriel m'avait perturbée.
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œuvre / production


Explanation:
Selon moi, "their" renvoie à "designer" puisque je n'imagine pas comment "narrative, characters and themes" pourraient générer un "output".

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Note added at 12 mins (2018-11-13 16:17:49 GMT)
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Bref, ce qu'il produit, crée.

Thomas Miles
France
Local time: 06:11
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 4
Grading comment
Merci à tous pour vos réponses détaillées. Effectivement, le fait que "designer" soit au singulier et "their" au pluriel m'avait perturbée.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Tony M: Though here, it refers I think to 'any specifc piece of their work', and as such, I wonder if 'travail', for example, might not be better here? As 'one piece of their entire 'œuvre''. No confusion: 'their' is a common gender-neutral singular pronoun.
7 mins
  -> Thanks. I did once believe this differentiation was made through the gender of "œuvre", but this does not seem to have any significance in modern French.

agree  GILOU
7 mins
  -> Thanks.

agree  Daryo
58 mins

agree  Catherine Demaison-Doherty: I agree with the above explanation, but the fault lies with unclear English, since "designer" is singular, but the text also refers to "their" ouput. Possibly trying to be gender neutral. Le résultat est hélas un anglais pas très heureux.
8 hrs
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