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English to Spanish
English to Basque
Spanish to Basque

Ion Zubizarreta
Audiovisual Translator - ENG>ESL/BAQ

London, England, United Kingdom

Native in: Basque Native in Basque, Spanish Native in Spanish
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I am a native Spanish and Basque translator with ten years of experience.
Having studied cinema and cinema lighting, and having worked as electrician and
gaffer for more than five years on different film productions in the UK, I have
a strong cinema background. Therefore, I am very familiar with film
terminology, e.g. screenplay terms or film production jargon.

Eleven years ago I finished (with Distinction) an Audiovisual Translation MA at
City University London. During these past years I have worked with different
companies of the field translating and subtitling documentaries, feature films,
and TV programs that have been broadcast on online streaming platforms and TV
channels such as Netflix, Filmin, BBC Worldwide or Discovery MAX. Since June
2013, I collaborate with In-Edit, a music documentary festival, for whom I have
subtitled into Spanish more than 40 documentaries. Also, in 2015 I began
working as Quality Control Verifier for Netflix. And, last but not least, since
2016, I work as live subtitle projectionist at the San Sebastian, Seville and
Gijon film festivals.

I consider myself a hardworking and reliable professional, and I am grateful
for doing a job that I enjoy and which gives me the chance to learn a bit more
every day.

These are some of the projects I have worked on up until now:

3D Subtitle Mapping

Various languages

The Hobbit: the Battle of the Five Armies (Feature
film, 150 min, directed by Peter Jackson)

Guardians of the Galaxy (Feature film, 122 min, directed by James Gunn)

Jupiter Ascending (Feature film, 127 min, directed by Lana Wachowski and
Andy Wachowski)

Translation and Subtitling

English to Spanish

The Bookshop (Feature film, 110 min, directed by Isabel Coixet)

A Sun (Feature film, 156 min, directed by Chung Mong-hong)

Cinderella Pop (Feature film, 95 min, directed by Bruno Garotti)

Dark Horse (Feature film, 86 min, directed by Todd Solondz)

Girl Asleep (Feature film, 77 min, directed by Rosemary Myers)

The Mirror Has Two Faces (Feature film, 126 min, directed by Barbra Streisand)

American Job (Feature film, 95 min, directed by Chris Smith. As part of my master's dissertation)

Bernie (DVD extras of Richard Linklater's feature film, 37 min)

Young Mr. Lincoln (DVD extras of John Ford's feature film, 18 min)

Cabin in the Woods (DVD extras of Drew Goddard's feature film, 66 min)

The Eddy (TV series, 465 min, directed by Jack Thorne)

Betaal (TV series, 189 min, directed by Patrick Graham)

Bobby Kennedy for President (Documentary series, 248 min, directed by Dawn Porter)

Michelle Obama: Becoming (Documentary, 89 min, directed by Nadia Hallgren)

The Legend of Leigh Bowery (Documentary, 83 min, directed by Charles Atlas)

Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist (Documentary, 83 min, directed by Lorna Tucker) 

Who the Fuck is That Guy? The Fabulous Journey of Michael Alago (Music documentary, 77 min, directed by Drew Stone)

Queen Mimi (Documentary, 75 min, directed by Yaniv Rokah)

The Man Who Mends Women - the Wrath of Hippocrates (Documentary, 112 min, directed by Thierry Michel)

The Enemy Within, 50 years of fighting cancer (Documentary, 68 min)

Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love (Music documentary, 92 min, directed by Nick Broomfield)

Keith Richards: The Origin of the Species (Music documentary, 81 min, directed by Julien Temple)

The Ecstasy of Wilko Johnson (Music documentary, 92 min, directed by Julien Temple)

Suggs: My Life Story (Music documentary, 96 min, directed by Julien Temple)

Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary (Music documentary, 99 min, directed by John Scheinfeld)

The Clash: Rude Boy (Music documentary, 133 min, directed by Jack Hazan and David Mingay)

The Jam: About the Young Idea (Music documentary, 92 min, directed by Bob Smeaton)

Betty Davis: They Say I’m Different (Music documentary, 55 min, directed by Philip Cox)

L7: Pretend We're Dead (Music documentary, 87 min, directed by Sarah Price)

Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami (Music documentary, 115 min, directed by Sarah Price)

The Go-Betweens: Right Here (Music documentary, 95 min, directed by Kriv Stenders)

Kate Nash: Underestimate the Girl (Music documentary, 89 min, directed by Amy Goldstein)

Suede: The Insatiable Ones (Music documentary, 103 min, directed by Mike Christie)

Studio 54 (Music documentary, 98 min, directed by Matt Tyrnauer)

Suburban Steps to Rockland: The Story of The Ealing Club (Music documentary, 89 min, directed by Giorgio Guernier)

Basically, Johnny Moped (Music documentary, 78 min, directed by Fred Burns)

HR Finding Joseph I: History of H.R. from Bad Brains (Music documentary, 78 min, directed James Lathos)

I Am Thor (Music documentary, 82 min, directed by Ryan Wise)

Killing Joke - The Death and Resurrection Show (Music documentary, 150 min, directed by Shaun Pettigrew)

Sir Doug & The Genuine Texas Cosmic Groove (Music documentary, 89 min, directed by Joe Nick Patoski)

Never Turn Your Back on Sparks (Music documentary, 56 min, directed by Pinchas Schatz)

Can't Stand Losing You: Surviving The Police (Music documentary, 85 min, directed by Lauren Lazin)

Menuhin: A Family Portrait (Music documentary, 105 min, directed by Tony Palmer)

All You Need Is Love - Episode 15 (Music documentary, 52 min, directed by Tony Palmer)

The Wigan Casino (Music documentary, 26 min, directed by Tony Palmer)

Hated: GG Allin & the Murder Junkies (Music documentary, 53 min, directed by Todd Phillips)

Beautiful Noise (Music documentary, 87 min, directed by Eric Green)

Frank Zappa - Phase II - The Big Note (Music documentary, 89 min, directed by Frank Scheffer)

The Rocker: Thin Lizzy's Phil Lynott (Music documentary, 48 min, directed by Shay Healy)

Lamb of God - As the Palaces Burn (Music documentary, 90 min, directed by Don Argott)

James Booker - Bayou Maharajah (Music documentary, 95 min, directed by Lily Keber)

Star Trek: Voyager
(TV series, 44 min, shown on Netflix)

Season 7, Episode 11 - Shattered

Season 7, Episode 12 - Lineage

Season 7, Episode 13 - Repentance

Season 7, Episode 14 - Prophecy

Real Rob
(TV series, 30 min, shown on Netflix)

Season 1, Episode 3 - The Penis Episode Part 2

Season 1, Episode 4 - VIP Treatment

Jerry Seinfeld: Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee
(TV series, 22 min)

Season 3, Episode 1 - Comedy, Sex and the Blue Numbers
Season 3, Episode 2 - How Would You Kill Superman?
Season 3, Episode 3 - Comedy Is a Concealed Weapon
Season 3, Episode 4 - So You're Mellow and Tense? 

Season 6, Episode 1 - I'll Go If I Don't Have to Talk

Season 6, Episode 2 - Always Do the Banana Joke First

Season 6, Episode 3 - We Love Breathing What You're Burning
Season 6, Episode 4 - The Comedy Team of Smug and Arrogant

Ultimate Beastmaster - Season 3 (Reality competition series, 9 episodes, 495 min in total)

Lundbeck - Living with Bipolar Disorder (Documentary, 13 min)

Jaguar Desire (Trailer, Making off, 10 min, directed by Adam Smith) 

Dark Shadows - Johnny Depp and Tim Burton (Interview, 10 min) 

Lloyds Banking Group - Do You Know Why We're Here? (Corporate video, 33 min) 

Brand USA - Spike Lee (Advert, 3 minutes) 

Brand USA - John Avildsen (Advert, 3 minutes) 

Brand USA - Andrew Davies (Advert, 3 minutes) 

SABIC - Cyber Security Assemble (Corporate video, 9 min) 

Beefeater Gin - My London (8 corporate videos, 8 min) 

James Bay - iTunes (Music video, 3 min) 

Xbox - Play Like A Legend Championships (Advert, 3 min) 

Xerox - ConnectKey Apps (Advert, 3 min) 

Sony - Art & Science of the Remix with Passion Pit and Dillon Francis (Advert, 3 min) 

Sony - London close up with Daniel Duart and the new HX50 from Sony (Advert, 3 min) 

Saipem - The Safer, The Better (Corporate video, 10 min) 

CEO Launch of ROBE Lighting (Corporate video, 7 min) 

UBS - Kiki Smith / Jurg Zeltner (Corporate video, 3 min) 

About Matinee Multilingual (Corporate video, 2 min) 

Edrington Group (15 corporate videos, 25 min) 

Orencia (Corporate video, 4 min) 

Google - World Refugee Day (Short film, 3 min) 

Childhood Amnesia (Short film, 17 min) 

Moving Earth (Short film, 6 min)

Spanish to English

Fe de etarras / Bomb Scared (Feature film, 85 min, directed by Borja Cobeaga)

Desechables - El Peor Dios (Music documentary, 86 min, directed
by Alex Montes, Daniel Arasanz, Nicolás Tarela) 

Barcelona Princess Hotel - Antonio Almansa (Corporate video, 2 min)

English to Basque

Goddess (Short film, 13 min, directed by Karishma Dube) 

Would You Look at Her (Short film, 19 min, directed by Goran Stolevski)

Otherland (Short film, 13 min, directed by Jan Pieter Tuinstra)

Fever Freaks (Short film, 8 min, directed by Frédéric Moffet)

Yulia & Juliet (Short film, 11 min, directed by Zara Dwinger)

Apenas o que você precisa saber sobre mim (Short film, 15 min, directed by María Augusta V. Nunes)

Manicure (Short film, 15 min, directed by Arman Fayyaz)

Malik (Short film, 15 min, directed by Nathan Carli)

Turn It Around (Short film, 9 min, directed by Niels Bourgonje)

These Are My Hands

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PRO-level pts: 234

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