Hi everyone and @vikicommunity
So… there’s something I have been thinking about for quite some time now, ever since I joined NSSA to somehow grasp how segmenting works. To be honest, never before did I think about how much time and precision is needed to create beautiful segments. Perhaps because when they are well-done, we as viewers/subbers/editors don’t even “see” them, so to speak, as they fit nicely with the dialogs. What we usually focus on is translation, I think, unless segments are off
During NSSA, I have come to realize that segmenting is such a time-consuming task! To me, segmenters are now heros behind the scenes, honestly. And then, I learned that when they do A&C on presubbed shows, they do not receive any contribution count for it which I never knew before. This is why I have been thinking… Would it be possible for these hard-working people, who are always super fast (I still don’t know how they do it - it takes me ages to do a 10-minute part, and it’s far from perfect ) and who show such excellent teamwork, to be rewarded for their work, @vikicommunity? I have no clue what limitations the system has, of course, or perhaps I am missing something, but it might be something to consider. I’m sure a lot of contributors would be happy to see such a change
I have been thinking about it and even when a drama comes presubbed, our contributions as editors do count whenever subtitles are edited, and when segmenters perform A&C, I think we could say that they become “segment editors,” so to speak. Perhaps it would be possible to create this type of a role for them (“segment editor” or something like that), so that they can also be rewarded for their work, and feel appreciated. It does not really apply to me, because I contribute as a subber/editor, and this will probably always be my main focus, but now that most/a lot of dramas and movies come presubbed, I can imagine it may be difficult for some segmenters to keep their VikiPass, even though they do spend a considerable amount of time contributing here, but the system just does not recognize it at the moment. Would it be possible to show a bit more appreciation to them, perhaps?
Perhaps this could be something to consider.
Before I wrote it, I did a quick search here on Discussions, and I haven’t seen a similar topic on A&C, so if someone already suggested/mentioned this before, and I just haven’t found it, forgive me