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Transcribing the text isn't bad. But syncing text to speech is a pain in the butt. Professional captioners must have tools to help them.
I decided to look into the tools in Premiere. Not bad results. I’m a little surprised Adobe’s machine transcription is better than YouTube’s. Good enough I didn’t even bother with the option of stripping out all the audio which isn’t dialogue.
I’m cleaning that up first and then I’ll get to the sync, but sync seems like it’ll be the same. In need of some cleanup, but mostly usable.
Turns out that was all a waste. The default user setting for YouTube is “automatically display captions if the creator provides them”. No way we’re going to force people to opt-out of captions rather than opt-in.
I'd forgotten about that - I changed my user setting ages ago, so subs default to OFF.
A workaround. Two uploads - one with the subs, one without. Links to both in the descriptions. The subs one could be an unlisted video. That way, you serve those people who actually need English subs, plus those who just want them.
hmm ... still thinking here. What happens if you provide multiple subs tracks?
If YT defaults to subs=off (user must choose) then problem solved.
If YT defaults to playing the first subs track, you could make the first track a dummy one. Empty except for a brief credit at beginning and end.
First episode is live! I’m totally nervous! Candid opinions encouraged!
It references the Tiny Desk audition we did awhile back.
3 minutes, 8 seconds.
For my own candid opinion, this wasn’t originally supposed to be at the beginning, but so much of the project was unfinished it floated to the top as the best option. There are many things about it I’m not thrilled with, and it’s a rocky start. Likewise, the next couple episodes, while better, don’t seemingly advance anything.
It will be up to you to judge how much, but I assure you it begins to come together.
I think that’s one of the best musical pieces in the whole thing. The singer is spectacular, and her voice is just perfect for the kind of songs my partner writes. Unfortunately, it’s a short one. This is the only studio recording of it, but there may be a live version (with different singers) buried somewhere. I’ll have to check.
That’s one of the pieces which got completely screwed. We needed a couple more shooting days. Those never materialized because my partner had multiple leg injuries, and it’s a half-mile walk through sand to get to the location. He would have needed a litter.
All three of the kids are fantastic. Sadly, the boy decided to hop off the acting train during COVID.
It looks like the girls are sticking with us for the next project. Our big worry is we make them pretty evil, and the respective sets of parents might have second thoughts now that they’re seeing it. They did get to read the script, and we discussed with them how the characters are utterly foul, but expectations and reality don’t necessarily match.
Point out to the parents that it's more fun to play the villain? Use Darth Vader as an example. See how many Vader lines they know vs how many Luke lines.
"I am your father", "I have decided to alter the deal. Pray I don't alter it any further", "If this is a consular ship, where is the ambassador? (snap)", "I find your lack of faith disturbing".
You can also point out recent Halloween costumes - there were a lot of villains.
Last edited by reader50; Nov 18, 2022 at 12:42 AM.
Everything you say is correct, but past experience tells us that regardless of how good someone is and that we’d kill to keep working with them, once they start edging towards the door, it’s best practice not to hinder.
That’s assuming we can detect it’s happening in the first place. No one ever formally quits working with us, they just have their availability dry up.
While there are minor things about it which irk me, this is one of the better ones. Another number by our knockout singer. This is also the point where if you’ve watched the previous episodes, it all begins to connect.
Mildly amusing, half-finished effects shot from this episode. If you look closely, you can see some Predator distortion, but the beauty of this type of effect is you can almost always get away with it.