Course Title: Translate multimedia source material
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term1 2012
Course Code: LANG5777C
Course Title: Translate multimedia source material
School: 365T Global Studies, Soc Sci & Plng
Campus: City Campus
Program: C6109 - Advanced Diploma of Translating
Course Contact : Miranda Lai
Course Contact Phone: +(61 3) 9925 3523
Course Contact Email:email@example.com
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
Bum Lee firstname.lastname@example.org phone 99250326
Brad Paez email@example.com
Nominal Hours: 30
Pre-requisites and Co-requisites
This unit covers skills and knowledge required to translate into another language audio and audiovisual source language tapes and scripts so that they may be narrated or re-voice in a target language, or be used as subtitles or captioning to a video source text.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
PSPTIS604A Translate multimedia source material
1- Prepare to translate.
2- Draft Translation.
3- Adapt draft translation to requirements.
4- Check draft translation.
5- Finalise translation.
1.1 Confirm assignment requirements and prepare suitable tools and equipment.
1.4. Analyse and address technical or transfer issues through negotiation with clients and technical advisers.
2.1 Research and apply established translation precedents, making critical use of reference material, and identify need for additional resources and information.
3.1 Review translation with reference to time code and vision, and match to timing.
3.2 Adapt to image and audio delivery applying conventions to maintain narrative flow.
4.1 Check accuracy and coherence of draft translation, and identify and correct errors manually and using computer-based tools.
Details of Learning Activities
Students will simulate the production of a 60 to 90 second long segement of a LOTE video INTO ENGLISH creating a series of subtitles in several frames. Students will see the process then be guided to practice, with consultation sessions outside class times as required.
Demonstration and theory will be done dring weeks 3 to 5, with students expected to self pace their learning from weeks from week 6 onwards.
BBC Online Subtitling Editorial Guidelines , BBC (to be handed out in class)
Students must use their own USBs to work in files, and ensure a back up copy of their work on their own hard drive.
Overview of Assessment
Assessment will be ongoing during the semester, and you will receive feedback on your progress. You will undertake a variety of assessment tasks and activities to assess your level of competence against key elements and performance criteria.
The assessment tasks/activities may include, but are not limited to:
- peer reviewed practical tasks
- real or simulated translation tasks involving multimedia material.
- individual/group projects
- action learning tasks.
Assement Task 1: Students are to input text into TWO captions, translating the LOTE into English then inputting the English into subtitling format within time allowed. Students are expected to explain the factors affecting the expressions chosen for subtitling. These factors must cover the aspects covered in elements 1 and 2 above.
Students will be asessessed COMPETENT or NOT YET COMPETENT.
Assessment Task 2: After completing the text file, students are to inbed then text file into the video and check the suitability of the subtitles as they actually apppear on the screen in each frame. This covers Element 3. COMPETENT or NOT YET COMPETENT.
Assessment Task 3: Students must demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the processes by consulting with teachers during production and editing stages. Students will attendnd consultation and will answer questions asked their draft video production. Students must explain how they did the production, following a checklist based on quality control specifications (based on elements 4 and 5). If students are working in pairs on the assessment then EACH student will need to answer questions. This assessment covers elements 4 and 5. COMPETENT or NOT YET COMPETENT.
Students will work at their own pace, and be expected to do essential background reading and some practice outside class hours to achieve comptency level in all three tasks.
CHD - Competent with High Distinction
CDI - Competent with Distinction
CC - Competent with Credit
CAG - Competent with Pass
NYC - Not Yet Competent
Students may apply for Special Consideration on a range of health or compassionate grounds where they experience unexpected or extenuating circumstances. Information on ‘How to apply for Special Consideration’ can be found at http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=b1wqvnwk8aui
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Extension of time for submission of assessable work:
Circumstances may arise which prevent students from completing an assessment task on time. In certain circumstances a student may be entitled to apply for an extension to the due date.
Extensions of 7 calendar days or less:
Students seeking an extension of 7 calendar days or less (from the original due date) must complete and lodge an Application for Extension of Submittable Work (7 Calendar Days or less) form and lodge it with the School.
Extensions of greater than 7 working days:
Students seeking an extension of more than 7 calendar days (from the original due date) must lodge an Application for Special Consideration form under the provisions of the Special Consideration Policy , preferably prior to, but no later than 2 working days after the official due date.
Extension of time for submission of assessable work procedure: http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=7usdbki1fjf31
Students are reminded that cheating, whether by fabrication, falsification of data, or plagiarism, is an offence subject to University disciplinary procedures. Plagiarism in oral, written or visual presentations is the presentation of the work, idea or creation of another person, without appropriate referencing, as though it is one’s own. Plagiarism is not acceptable. The use of another person’s work or ideas must be acknowledged. Failure to do so may result in charges of academic misconduct which carry a range of penalties including cancellation of results and exclusion from your course. Students are responsible for ensuring that their work is kept in a secure place. It is also a disciplinary offence for students to allow their work to be plagiarized by another student. Students should be aware of their rights and responsibilities regarding the use of copyright material.
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