Captions & Subtitles for Indie Filmmakers (November 2017)
$10 for NWFF Members
Captions and subtitles can expand your film’s audience to the deaf community, non-English speakers, and make it easier to find online all at the same time. In this workshop, you’ll not only learn how to easily and quickly add captions to your projects, you’ll also come to understand why doing so is so important in today’s age of accessibility. From design to timing, from sound effects to placement, you’ll leave this workshop knowing everything you need to know to start adding captions and subtitles to your work immediately, whether you do it yourself or hire someone else. Stick around after the class for an hour of instructor support while you caption your films in the NWFF edit lab.
8:30–9:30 Hands-on practice with instructor support. Try using free SRT software to create captions or subtitles in the NWFF edit lab.
Students will also receive 10 hours of access to the NWFF edit lab ($50 value!) to continue working on a caption or editing project.
Born in Canada, raised in Alabama, educated in New York, and experienced in L.A., Matt Longmire now calls Seattle his home and spends his time writing, filming, and editing independent narrative and commercial projects. As a teacher, Matt has taught adults and students how to write, edit, and manage their projects since 2007. In 2015, Matt co-founded Seattle Web Fest and has operated two successful web series film festivals in Seattle.