English Department lecturer Mr Haval Latif
ran a workshop for Semester 8 students on writing commentaries and adding
subtitles to videos they have translated for their graduation projects.
According to the stated outcomes of the
workshop: Students will be able to effectively write commentaries and add
Kurdish and Arabic subtitles to the English videos they have translated. They
will also be able to record their voices and dub the original English videos.
The videos students translated were chosen
from various channels such as National Geographic Learning, DW and Al-Jazeera
English. The following topics were thoroughly discussed during the workshop: Synopsis/overview,
the importance of the project, materials and methodology, dubbing, technical
issues, challenges and difficulties. A variety of examples from previous
translation projects including subtitled and dubbed videos were shown and many
interesting questions were raised. The workshop was very fruitful, and an
assignment was given at the end of the session.