You're right! I'm still thinking in the past, silly me!
It's been a long time I didn't look or ask to seg on dramas, so I didn't take into account the current situation with Kocowa, more restricted access and bot that limit our choice.
You're totally right. It changed a lot compared to beginning of last year (I can only compare to this period).
For the remaining dramas that are available to seg:
- timing when you ask (ask way before, some CM build their segmenting teams a couple of months before it's licensed = it also depends on the CM and Chief segmenter, that's why in doubt, ask as soon as there's a CM or Chief seg)
- follow dramas and fan channels to receive recruiting msg from other dramas. We normally receive some each week.
- see on this forum.
It's a generality so exceptions exist:
- to be able to participate, it's not only a matter of when you ask but also, if you have some past experience and how you segment (how you cut, timing for on air, etc. from what I've heard, and sometimes who you know):
That's why it's important that you build your own experience in segmenting dramas first before thinking of segmenting on air / popular dramas (maybe it will be less interesting dramas for you in the beginning to build up this exp but it will serves you and make you boost your timing while keeping an acceptable segmenting => you can only learn that by segmenting and segmenting, there's no magic).
Again, ppl who might never have worked with you would still have faith in your skills and know beforehand they probably won't have to review your segments a lot.
- the kind of past experience you have accumulated: if after the segging academy, someone mostly segmented on variety shows and created contents as past experience, knowing that segmenting them can be very different from segmenting a drama + no supervision = it's not the same exp:
1) for them
2) for people who recruit segmenters
From one show to another, you can find a lot of differences:
Some are in English (so no Korean), some are just text (dramas have few texts), some have hard subs + voice, some are in Korean and they talk very fast = real dialogue not like a script, some are news, some are concerts, some are awards, some contain only songs.
It can be really different from segmenting a classic drama and from videos we worked on during our training.
But the basis are the same and the exp you gain in segmenting might take longer in variety shows.
=> if for the moment you don't find a drama to seg and you want to seg Korean dramas in a future: look for something where they talk Korean (not English or text only), prefer created content over long variety shows or pick short variety shows => it's less demotivating when you begin.
=>I'm not sure everyone will look into your segments in created content or variety show to see how you segment or if they'd only take someone with exp in segmenting dramas. Idk but well, at least you're aware.
If your first goal with the segmenting training in your pocket was to segment on dramas => go directly there. You will find one.
For me, it's the fast way to gain the kind of past experience that dramas recruiters are looking for in segmenters.
Also, ppl might answer 1 or more weeks later.
Or become specialized in segmenting or become a sensei: it's like more training + an assurance for others and you build up your network.
It's also a question of network + competence: you'll often find the same segmenters on most dramas because they're fast to segment and the segments don't need a lot of reviewing. The team takes no risk like that and convenient because they already worked together.
Good luck to you!!
Ps: @dudie it's the button "blur" on the right, there are like 3 buttons with hide contents, blur and etc.
Just select the text you want to blur, click on blur