Learn Online Subtitling (Free Workshop in KL)

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December 01, 2012

02:00 AM to
09:00 AM


KL, Malaysia

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Subtitling and translation is a whole lot easier now with the Amara workshops conducted by EngageMedia. With this new tool, social justice and environmental campaigners across South East Asia are able to collaborate, share and make use of video works like never before.

Here’s what some of our past workshop participants had to say:

“Amara has made the subtitling process so much faster and less complicated. There’s no need to install any software,so our reporters and volunteers can do subtitling from anywhere connected to internet.” – Pong Pan, Journalist, Thailand

“Amara is very useful in terms of making my documentaries reach audiences of all ethnicities and nations.This application is also easy to use,providing subtitles in various languages for my videos, which can be edited at any time. I feel very proud that my Mother Tongue Tamil language can be entered as subtitles into my videos.” – Sathis Kumar, Filmmaker, Malaysia

“Using Amara is as easy as using your web browser. The more familiar you are with it, the more you like subtitling. And you feel like a video editor once you’re done, you’ll see how clips from remote areas expose issues you never realize exist.” – Inda Tari, Freelance Translator, Indonesia

Date : December 1,2012
Time : 9am – 4pm
Venue : Pusat KOMAS A-2-10,
8 Avenue, Jln Sungai Jernih 8/1,
Seksyen 8, 46050, Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

If you’re interested to join this workshop. Please reply to this email or e-mail [email protected] with your full name, occupation, contact number, with the subject line “KL WORKSHOP” by November 26th.

This workshop is organised by in Partnership with

Featured Filmmaker

Featured Filmmaker: Cyntia Warwe (Papuan Voices)

Name: Cyntia Warwe

Occupation: Field Staff Pt. Hapin Papua

Location: Jayapura, West Papua

Date and Place of birth: Manado, North Sulawesi, 15 July 1986

Please introduce yourself.
My name is Cyntia Warwe, and I’m a filmmaker from Jayapura, West Papua.

Can you tell us more about the work Papuan Voices (PV) has done ?
It helps us tell more people around the world about the present situation and issues that are faced Papuan people by using video and encouraging other Papuan youth to practice video production.

Why did you join PV?
By joining PV, we’ve gained from many new experiences. For example, we’ve learned how to write video scripts, handle cameras, and edit video footage. There are many stories in Papua that need to be told, and with PV we can do so much more media campaigning.

What kind of videos have you made and why do you choose video as a tool for change?
”Awin Meke” is an example of a video I’ve made. And it depicts the crisis faced by local sellers/dwellers in Jayapura. I choose to use video in this case because I feel that it is a good tool which can be used to change local government policy, and hopefully encourage the creation of special markets for Papuan people in every district.

I also made several simple Papuan Voices videos called ‘Suara Pijakan Kaki’ from the series ‘Cerita Dari Kampung Berkerikil’, and a campaign video to save the Cyclops mountain.

What does Awin Meke mean? What is your hope for this video?
‘Awin Meke’ means ”Moms’ Own”. I hope that with this video, people from other islands can learn more about the economic obstacles that are being faced by the Papuan people, especially the female local vendors and how these women are fighting to earn their own space.

Can you share about an inspiring PV moment?
I experienced a special moment when we launched our PV videos on Human Rights Day (December 10, 2011) in Jayapura. The event attracted a lot of people who were inside the traditional market, and a lot of people finally got to know about Maria Goreti by watching the video, ‘Surat Cinta Kepada Sang Prada’.

How can online distribution help PV? Tell us more about how PV uses offline and online distribution.

With online distribution, the main target audience are the middle and high classes in society because the Internet is very slow in Papua. We constantly explore more methods in offline distribution, so that we can be more focused and reachable. Our videos can then become better tools for increasing capabilities, learning, and reaching goals. Video can also develop solidarity between communities, especially when we play videos in villages, where it helps creates a medium for people to discuss their own issues and concerns.


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