Subtitle translation is a simultaneous form of translation between source and target texts. It is widely used in movies and television. Today, I will accompany the translator of Beijing Translation Company to tell you about the characteristics of subtitle translation.
1. The particularity of film and television information transmission media
Audiences generally understand and appreciate films and TV works through both verbal and non-verbal forms. Characters, pictures, music and other forms of expression of film and television information are transmitted to the audience through television and audio media. Therefore, the two forms of film and television information must complement and help each other, so as to constitute the multi-dimensional aesthetic characteristics of film and television art.
2. Instantaneity of audience acceptance
Generally speaking, the display time of subtitles is synchronized with the speech speed of the characters in the picture and the scene conversion speed. The faster the speech speed is, the shorter the display time of subtitles is. Therefore, subtitle translation can not be read back and forth like books, nor can there be annotations. Generally speaking, the length of translation should be suitable for the audience's reading horizon. At the same time, film and television is a popular art, which requires subtitle translation to be as concise and easy to understand as possible.
3. Spoken Subtitle Translation
Subtitle translation is generally a translation of the dialogue or psychological activities of the characters in the film. Language belongs to the category of spoken language. When translating the dialogue into subtitle translation, it is required that the language should be easy to understand, clear, concise, coherent and fluent, and the style should be consistent with the style of film and television itself.
This is what Beijing Translation Company shares with you about the characteristics of subtitle translation. I hope it will be helpful to you. If you need to know more about Beijing Translation Company, please contact us in time.