Captioned Movie Trailers Now Appearing on TV more Frequently

Observed by twitter user deaf258, captioned movie trailers have started appearing more during regular TV programming, including The Odd Life of Timothy Green (Disney), Premium Rush (SonyPictures), Expendables 2 (Lionsgate), Bourne Legacy (Universal Pictures), Paranorman (Universal Studios), and Total Recall (Sony Pictures) : [Images].

Nice to see that studios are paying a little more attention.

They all have similar flash-tastic websites, so maybe it’s a common marketing co? Anyone know who’s captioning them?

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Celebrity Endorsement, used without permission:

Bill Creswell is amazing. Screened the captioned version of Adventures of Power with my family last night. Can't wait for y'all to see it.
Celebrity Endorsement from Shoshannah Stern, used without permission.

 

ABC Person of the Week: Ally ASL Brings Music to Deaf Followers (CC)

Ally Signing
Ally Townsend AKA "Ally ASL" Named Person of the Week by ABC

Great story, Allyson Townsend (AKA Ally ASL AKA allyballybabe) who signs music videos in ASL, was awarded person of the week.

Apparently, her story was also pre-empted.

(Here’s another one of those stories, whereby the point of a person’s work goes over the head of the people publishing it. This video was not available with captions.)

See the Captioned Video

Universal Subtitles Project Plans Vimeo Support

If you follow caption news online, you know how long we have been bugging Vimeo to get subtitle/cc support.

The Universal Subtitles project has announced plans to add support for subtitling Vimeo projects.

This latest release adds more video compatibility, so we now support Theora, WebM, YouTube, and blip.tv. We’ll be adding more support for things like Vimeo, mp4, mp3, and flv in the very near future.

They probably will use the the megaloop api, as it is against their terms of service to play it in another player unless you use their megaloop api http://vimeo.com/forums/topic:22628#comment_2665100.

If anyone has experience with using the megaloop api with captions, I’d like to get my sample fixed and working to use JWPlayer with megaloop http://billcreswell.com/JWPlayer_From_Vimeo

Maybe the next best thing to actual Vimeo support?

http://blog.universalsubtitles.org/2010/08/25/universal-subtitles-new-version-released/

If Universal Subtitles does add Vimeo, it might be enough incentive to try it out.

I am still using dotSUB for online captioning, because I like the keyboard shortcuts, and because you upload your own videos to caption. Anytime you caption someone else’s video, you are subject to them removing it, making your work worth less. Have had that happen way too often with YouTube videos.