Wonderful Moments In Closed Captioning

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It must be tough to decide what to include when creating closed captions for movies and TV shows, because there are a lot of background noises, sound effects and character reactions that don’t really need to be included:

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In fact, when you include these odd background bits in the captions it ends up making them really funny to read:

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Having never consulted with someone who’s hearing impaired to find out if they like the inclusion of these sounds, I have no idea whether the folks who create the closed captioning include them because of popular opinion, because they’re trying to be as complete as possible, or simply to amuse themselves:

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Enjoy these 38 Wonderful Moments In Closed Caption History compiled by BuzzFeed, they might make you want to turn the captions on next time you're watching Neflix.


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I use CC. The descriptive language is helpful when there is an extended take where nothing seems to be happening so you're wondering if the CC stopped working or what. It's helpful to know what is being drawn attention to. For example, you'll get "suspenseful music" or "sounds of kissing" while looking at a static scene in the adjoining room. There's more to a scene than just the spoken conversation.
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those are pretty funny.. the funniest one I saw was in the Thai release of Ong-Bak. which was entirely in thai, and a few times when extras were talking in the background, the closed caption just said "[Speaking in Thai]"

Thanks closed caption! I'd never have known that.
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