This week my goal is to get familiar with some of the techniques and processes for making media files more accessible. I experimented with limited media files, but this has me thinking of how I can apply these techniques in future web development.
Below is the video I added subtitles to:
I found it was difficult to understand some of the words the chef was saying. (Like the name of the person who asked the question via Facebook, so I omitted it). I also was unsure if I should add all of the “Umms” and “So’s”, etc.
When I watched the video to check for errors, I found it hard to go back and edit a video once it was published without deleting all of my previous work.
I really enjoyed this project, mostly because I feel like I am helping someone learn! It is motivating to think I might be helping someone who might not otherwise use or understand the video. I really like subtitles and often use them when watching a show with heavy British, Irish or Scottish accents.
Were the tools provided by YouTube adequate?
I like the YouTube tools- EXCEPT for the fact I could not figure out how to go back and edit once I caught mistakes. Overall, I am pretty satisfied with the results, and I now have an urge to go through videos in my spare time to fix/ add subtitles.