Multimedia Translation

Translating in the Multimedia Age

Tapping into a new field? — November 29, 2014

Tapping into a new field?

I’ve just had the opportunity of presenting information about film subtitling and how to manage a subtitling project to a client. This client is a translation and interpretation agency that does not deal with the field of multimedia translation. Not yet, at least. They have received some requests to do so by their own clients and they didn’t want to take on tasks they are not familiar with.

So I came in to help. Continue reading

Languages & The Media — November 4, 2014

Languages & The Media

In the following three days, from November 5 – 7, 2014, the 10th Languages & The Media Conference, under the theme Smart Technologies, Smart Translations, will take place in Berlin. It will bring together some of the world’s leading researchers, language practitioners, translators, interpreters, software developers and all those who produce, market, or distribute audiovisual materials for information, entertainment or educational purposes to discuss these pressing questions.

As the flow of content increases, so does the demand for translation in the form of dubbing, subtitling, voiceover, subtitling for the deaf and audio description. Technology has come to play an important part when trying to catch up with these changes. In recent years, developments in machine translation, cloud storage, digital television and voice recognition, amongst others, have not only had wide-reaching ramifications for the media and translation sectors, but have also gone mainstream, with users across the world having easy access to sophisticated technologies and expecting instantaneous results.

Here is their excellent programme.

Some very interesting interviews and articles have been published ahead of the conference.