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The celebratory events for Ninja Segmenting and Subtitling Academy’s 3rd anniversary are officially complete. Thank you to everyone for coming out to participate in the events. Your enthusiasm as a participant and cheerleader blew us away! We also want to thank those who came out to the chat and RAVE viewing party. We enjoyed every moment with all of you.
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Time sure flies when you’re having fun! As we gear up for this year’s third anniversary celebration, we look back at our journey since Ninja Academy began and remember the years of watching foreign films and dramas and dreaming of a far away Shangri La where everything is subtitled, even the songs. Thanks to Viki.com and all of the volunteers, we are actually living in that heaven now!
The devotion and hard work of thousands of people all over the world has manifested a subculture of amazingly talented individuals who are working together harmoniously to bring the latest content, fully subtitled in multiple languages, to the world. Yes, I’m talking about you. You are the ones who answered our prayers and have helped to birth a legacy.
We couldn’t have made it this far without each and every one of you, so thank you for three years of NSSA!
In honor of you, we’re excited to announce Ninja 3rdversary! NSSA staff have come up with some fun contests and Viki has put together great prizes, including a special badge for the event! Visit the 3rd Anniversary page for contest rules and sign-up forms.
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What a creative, smart, and tenacious group of people we have at Viki. We see this routinely in our students who have worked diligently to become good contributors. We see it in the teachers who have worked so hard to train new volunteers to segment and subtitle. We see it in our panelists who wisely and carefully grade potential graduates and continue to help even after graduation. We see this in the camaraderie of our volunteer work. And we saw it again in our anniversary celebration!
Ninja Academy's second anniversary was incredibly fun, thanks to all of you who participated in the activities and came to the chat to watch Moorim School with us! The contests were challenging, but everyone did a fantastic job! And now to announce the winners...
Well, a year has passed! A big thank you to everyone who participated in our anniversary activities, came to the party gathering, and voted for the contest submissions! We had a blast celebrating our first anniversary with all of you.
This week's article is written by a segmenter who shares with us her first experience segmenting on an on-air channel and what she wishes she could have known back then. Enjoy!
Dramas are usually based on a good script. Too many noticeable gaps in the story will reduce the quality of the drama. As segmenters, although we can’t prevent any storyline gaps, we can prevent the small gaps between segments which result in a “jerky” effect. When there are small gaps between segments, the subtitles flash in and out rather than smoothly transitioning, and this reduces the enjoyment for our audience.
Our topic of interest today is what gaps are and how we can reduce the flashing of subtitles caused by them.
If an athlete wants to build up his muscles, his nutritional protocol will probably be rich in protein.
But have you ever wondered what keeps our Ninjas alive for long hours contributing on Viki? Or what a Ninja eats in order to be prepared for some segmenting or subbing work? After all, contributing can be very tedious work which one shouldn't underestimate.
Every once in a while after reviewing a student’s video, the student will say, “I don’t understand why you told me those segments are late. My volume is all the way up, but when I pause right on the beginning line, I don’t hear anything!” This indicates a difference in segment timing between the two users. It is important to realize this difference in order to effectively learn proper timing.
What causes timing dissimilarities? We searched for a cause by testing between browsers and across computers. It was determined that the browser in use may be a top candidate for the difference.