Everything’s A Moving Picture | Episode 3: Captions and Subtitles | Ages 10+


2 Jul 2020

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For ages 10 +

In this series video designer Lewis den Hertog talks about making videos, how they can help you to tell stories and how to make your own.

In this episode Lewis teaches you how to create captions or subtitles so that people who are d/Deaf or hard of hearing can enjoy the show. He shows you how to put feeling and character into how the words appear using font, colour and size of text. Have fun with a free app making your own animated text!

Here is the link to Google Slides that Lewis tells you about in this episode

A series of three video workshops created by leading Scottish theatre audio visual designer Lewis den Hertog which look at how to approach using video to help tell stories.

The videos will explore ways you can do this with “stock” and archive footage (footage that already exists), interesting ways for young people to make footage at home and how you can be creative with text and subtitles to make shows more interesting for people who are d/Deaf or hard of hearing.

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Play Dates celebrates and offers fee-based employment to talented freelance artists, technicians and practitioners, who work regularly behind the scenes on the creation of world-class Scottish theatre.

Further summer Play Dates activities will be announced over the coming weeks. Plus a selection of curated online resources, including artistic demonstration videos, relating to previous National Theatre of Scotland projects, will be hosted online.

National Theatre of Scotland in association with Starcatchers and Imaginate.