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.