Monday, December 10, 2007

The real voice is gone

All TV programs that are not Brazilian are dubbed. In the beginning I thought it was really strange to not hear George Cloney's(or any other actor for that matter) voice like it is but a strange voice in Portuguese instead. But now I have grown used to it, well more or less.

I miss the real voices though, if you have once heard an actors real voice you will miss it I believe. But there is one thing that is good, it is almost always the same person dubbing one particular actor. So you kind of get used to that voice as well.

I have many times thought it would be fun to work with a translation service to see how it work. I saw on TV that you need to have a special translators diploma to be able to do it.

When it is not dubbed there are of course subtitles. I can get a bit annoyed sometimes that the subtitles doesn't math what they really say and sometimes I tell my husband; "Hey they didn't say that". I believe that a good subtitle service tries to make it as authentic as possible.

I find it hard to imagine that the dubbing and subtitles will disappear from the Brazilian TV programs, it is a strong tradition that is not likely to change anytime soon. And I guess that is good for those working as a dubber/ translator. *lol*

What about the Spanish rograms in the U.S, are they dubbed or with subtitles?

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mediamovers said...

Though dubbing & subtitling require professional education & training most of the people in industry learn "on job" basis.

Spanish programmes are captioned in English & dubbed in English depending on the territory for broadcast.Mostly US shows are dubbed & subtitle in Spanish for US markets as well.

Dubbing/Subtitling are integral part of cultural transfer between all countries.
Though the debate is always between preference of dubbing or subtitling each of it requires high level of artistic/technical input to ensure the final output is more local in every sense.

Dubbing brings more life to characters of a film than subtitles though a bad dubbed film can be a nightmare to watch.
Most Scandivian countries prefer subtitling over dubbing but now it is most preferred also for Deaf communityin form of Closed-Captioning.Same language subtitling(SLS) is one of essential way to educate people.


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