CPD: Audiovisual Translation


Webinar on Audiovisual Translation: Don’t you just watch movies all day

Saturday, 20 February 2021, from 11 am to 1 pm, on Zoom

The webinar will be an informal introduction to all aspects of audiovisual translation, from workflows and training to freelance life and challenges within the industry. How is audiovisual translation different from other types of translation? How do you become an audiovisual translator? What kind of tools do you need to work with audiovisual content? What kind of content do you translate? Is it hard to find work? How much money can you make? How do various countries, markets and languages differ from each other? What rights and restrictions do you have? Is it true that you have unrivalled freedom? How has the pandemic affected the audiovisual translation industry? And what are the greatest challenges facing the industry in the future?

All of these questions will be discussed, and there will be plenty of time for questions from the audience as well.

Speaker: Henrik Walter-Johnsen

Henrik Walter-Johnsen is Vice President of the International Federation of Translators Europe (FIT Europe), Board Member and Industry Liaison of the European Federation of Audiovisual Translators’ Associations (AVTE) and the Deputy Chairman of the Norwegian Association for Audiovisual Translators (NAViO). He is also a member of the Entertainment Globalisation Association (EGA) and an Advisory Board member of the AVT Pro Certification project. He has a Master’s Degree in Linguistics from the University of Auckland and has worked as an audiovisual translator for 15 years. Henrik was the project manager and author of the National Guidelines for Quality Subtitling in Norway that spurred numerous other countries to follow suit and develop similar national standards. He is a frequent public speaker at conferences and events, as well as a former politician in his native Norway.

This event is free of charge and is open to members of the ITIA. If you wish to attend, please send an email to info@translatorsassociation.ie and the zoom link will be sent to you shortly before the event.

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