Audiovisual Adaptation Workshops - German

ltrad2411  2020-2021  Louvain-la-Neuve

Audiovisual Adaptation Workshops - German
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information below is subject to change, in particular that concerning the teaching mode (presential, distance or in a comodal or hybrid format).
5 credits
15.0 h + 15.0 h
Kerres Patricia;
Main themes
Films, documentaries, interviews, series, cartoons, film clips, filmed reports, broadcasts, informational or promotional material, etc.

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 Contribution of teaching unit to learning outcomes assigned to programme
This unit contributes to the acquisition and development of the following learning outcomes, as assigned to the Master's degree in translation :
2.3, 2.4
3.1, 3.2
AA-FS-TA. Develop expertise and a high level of competence in the field of adapting audio-visual material into French, from two foreign languages, with a view to participating successfully in the professional multilingual audio-visual sector.
Specific learning outcomes on completion of teaching unit
On completing this unit the student is able to:
·         Transcribe, check or correct the script dialogue-list for the source material
·         Sub-title audio-visual productions in miscellaneous domains and genres, 
·         Supply marketable productions, whether working independently or in a team.
Building on teaching unit LTRAD2400, which will focus on the key principles of subtitling, teaching unit LTRAD2411 will introduce the students to the subtitling process from German into French. It will deal with the different steps involved in subtitling, from the receipt of the audiovisual material (film, documentary, promotional presentation, news program, interview or live broadcast) to its delivery (appropriate formatting, use of professional subtitling software EZTitles, import to the subtitling software, production or verification of the scripts ' spoken dialogues ', subtitling and delivery of the translated subtitles in the format requested by the client).
The teaching unit will first focus on the analysis and the comparison of existing subtitles (already commercialised or available for free on the Internet) with the rules of subtitling.
Unlike more traditional translation work, one of the challenges of subtitling is to convey the maximum amount of information in a number of words defined by the amount of time available. The linguistic aspect (concision, accuracy, fluency, transition from the oral expression to the written text) of the subtitling work is as essential as the technical aspects.
Teaching methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

In-class sessions, in computer room
Evaluation methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

Ongoing summative assessment for certification
Other information
Le Robert Combinaisons de mots, Les synonymes en contexte  ISBN 978-2-84902-055-5
LAKS, S. (2013) « Le sous-titrage de films, sa technique, son esthétique » in L'Ecran traduit, Hors-série n°1, p.4-46
BIAGINI,M. (2010), « Les sous-titres en interaction : le cas des marqueurs discursifs dans des dialogues filmiques sous-titrés », in Glottopol, n°15, p. 18-33
LAVAUR, J-M, SERBAN, A (2008), « La traduction audiovisuelle, approche intedisciplinaire du sous-titrage » - ISBN : 978-2-8041-5929-0
LUYKEN, G-M (1991) « Vaincre les barrières linguistiques à la télévision » - ISBN : 978-0948195204
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Title of the programme
Master [120] in Translation