Application for WD Project
Before applying. This community project is for anyone but targeted towards people who dont know anything about subbing or has less time than ususal but want to help out! Fansubbing is completely voluntary which means we're not in it for the money. This means awesome team spirit and no regular deadlines. We believe that many people want to help out but don't know how. With that said, creating subtitles might not be what you expect. However, if you are willing to learn and help out, a confusing task will quickly turn into a fun one!
Being a timer is the easiest and most basic way you can contribute. As a timer, you are the one who makes sure there are subtitles on a video. Using the audio and visual cues as reference, you set start and end times for people speaking. This position needs no prior experience or knowledge. You will get help and tutorials.
This is the challenging one. Depending on how confident you are in your skills, translation can be fun and not so fun. In Japanese TV, lots of people talk at the same time and if you don't have the basics down, transcibing dialogue is a nightmare. Fortunately, we have tons of people onboard checking each other's files if you missed a couple of lines. In fansubbing, people usually translate a whole episode's worth of footage, including dialogue, on screen text and much more. That's a lot of work for one person. We only do the dialogue and divide episodes into 10 minute parts which makes it easier for everyone to focus on something smaller which in the end contributes to something bigger.
We're looking for people who feel like they are at an intermediate level or higher. Translation is after all the bridge between the show and the viewer. If it's not any good, people will be able to tell. Therefore, consider where you're at in terms of fluency level. If you're still interested, don't hesitate to apply! Together with other translators, we help each other out.
We want to include everyone and with that we want to open up the opportunity for people who might not be interested primarily in creating subtitles but wanna help out anyway. If you have an idea on how you can contribute to this project, pick this option and explain further in the box below.
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