What is the course about?
Learn how to make subtitles for your films with commonly available tools such as MS Office, YouTube and GoogleDocs. Upload your subtitles to video sharing websites, translate them into various languages, create a subtitle track for the disc versions of your movie.
More importantly, the course is about understanding the thought process for subtitle creation and relationships between the tools. The course is not about learning how to use the tools extensively.
Expected level of knowledge before taking the course
Basic functional knowledge of
1. MS Office - Excel and Word
2. YouTube - Uploading videos
3. GoogleDocs - Creating your own Google Drive and spreadsheets in GoogleDocs
What kind of materials are included?
All the course material is in the form of short videos of screen captures.
The course is divided into 5 sections as mentioned below. Each section has a group of videos.
1. What are captions or subtitles?
I have been making for the last 6 years and have made six short films, including live action, commercials and animation. I have successfully shown my films in various film festivals around the world including Cannes Film Festival, and also have published them online. In doing so, I have learnt a wealth of techniques of presenting films on various digital platforms with highest quality and viewing experience, with easily available tools. I have created this course to share the knowledge I gained during making films on how to create subtitles. I have published all of my live action films online with subtitles in various language, and this is a course to let you know how I achieved that with easily accessible resources to anyone.
My educational qualifications include MS and PhD in Chemical Engineering from University of Delaware. I work in the energy sector to make clean energy products. With background in engineering, I can focus on filmmaking with a mathematical and methodical approach which helps tremendously to come up technically sound product every time.