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The Resource Reading sounds : closed-captioned media and popular culture, Sean Zdenek

Reading sounds : closed-captioned media and popular culture, Sean Zdenek

Label
Reading sounds : closed-captioned media and popular culture
Title
Reading sounds
Title remainder
closed-captioned media and popular culture
Statement of responsibility
Sean Zdenek
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Imagine a common movie scene: a hero confronts a villain. Captioning such a moment would at first glance seem as basic as transcribing the dialogue. But consider the choices, involved: How do you convey the sarcasm in a comeback? Do you include a henchman's muttering in the background? Does the villain emit a scream, a grunt, or a howl as he goes down? And how do you note a gunshot without spoiling the scene? These are the choices closed captioners face every day. Captioners must decide whether and how to describe background noises, laughter, musical cues, and even silences. When captioners describe a sound - or choose to ignore it - they are applying their own subjective interpretations to otherwise objective noises, creating meaning that does not necessarily exist in the soundtrack or the script. Reading Sounds looks at closed captioning as a potent source of meaning in rhetorical analysis. In it, Sean Zdenek demonstrates how the choices captioners make affect the way deaf and hard-of-hearing viewers experience media. He draws on hundreds of real-life examples, as well as interviews with both professional captioners and regular viewers of closed captioning. Zdenek's analysis is an engrossing look at how we make the audible visible, one that proves that better standards for closed captioning create a better entertainment experience for all viewers. -- from back cover
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Zdenek, Sean
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
P93.5
LC item number
.Z37 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Closed captioning
  • Visual communication
  • Closed captioning
  • Visual communication
  • Untertitel
  • Visuelle Kommunikation
Label
Reading sounds : closed-captioned media and popular culture, Sean Zdenek
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-330) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A rhetorical view of captioning -- Reading and writing captions -- Context and subjectivity in sound effects captioning -- Logocentrism -- Captioned irony -- Captioned silences and ambient sounds -- Cultural literacy, sonic allusions, and series awareness -- In a manner of speaking -- The future of closed captioning
Control code
907147492
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 338 pages
Isbn
9780226312781
Lccn
2015014458
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40025629951
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)907147492
Label
Reading sounds : closed-captioned media and popular culture, Sean Zdenek
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-330) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A rhetorical view of captioning -- Reading and writing captions -- Context and subjectivity in sound effects captioning -- Logocentrism -- Captioned irony -- Captioned silences and ambient sounds -- Cultural literacy, sonic allusions, and series awareness -- In a manner of speaking -- The future of closed captioning
Control code
907147492
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 338 pages
Isbn
9780226312781
Lccn
2015014458
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40025629951
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)907147492

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