It’s been about a week since our last count of transcription blocks, and boy did you all make a dent in the backlog! We’ve seen so many critters trying their hand at transcribing for the first time and having a great experience. If you haven’t given it a try yet, go for it this week! If you are a critter who is caught up to episode 109, claim a five-minute block there before going to the backlog. If you’re not, grab one of the backlog blocks.
Total Sections Unclaimed: 237
- 109 The Ominous March: 7 sections unclaimed
- 67 The Chase to Glintshore: 5 sections unclaimed
- 78 The Siege of Emon: 19 sections unclaimed
- 74 Path of Brass: 18 sections unclaimed
- 79 Thordak: 23 sections unclaimed
- 77 Clash at Daxio: 25 sections unclaimed
- 70 Trust: 30 sections unclaimed
- 75 Where the Cards Fall: 35 sections unclaimed
- 65.5 The Return of Liam: 36 sections unclaimed
- 76 Brawl in the Arches: 39 sections unclaimed
In addition to CRT’s directions document that’s linked at the top of every transcription doc, here are some of our tips for making transcribing fun and easy:
- Pick a section you enjoy, or have been wanting to rewatch!
- Use the YouTube link at the top of the episode’s document.
- Using the gear icon on the video, turn the speed down to 0.5x.
- Use player’s names (not character names) in all caps when they start talking.
- You’re only transcribing spoken words, so don’t worry about writing down any motions or looks.
- The only times you use “quotation marks” are when Matt speaks as an NPC or someone quotes someone else.
- Don’t agonize over trying to type every um, uh, kind of, or stutter. Those will get cut anyway!
- Only transcribe the main conversation, not side chatter. Trying to transcribe crosstalk takes forever!
- Need to provide emphasis? Use *asterisks* rather than ALL CAPS or italics.
- Have a sound effect? Use something like (lightning crash) rather than (ffsshh) or (crashing noise).
- Can’t hear a word/phrase? Use [JENGA 0:00:00] (with the right timestamp) in the doc and an editor will clear it.
- CRT-specific spelling preferences: All right, okay, because, going to, got to, want to. One-ten, 11+
- Use a double-dash-- for when someone trails off or gets interrupted instead of dots of ellipses…
- All done? Go back and relisten to your section at regular speed, fix any spelling/grammar mistakes.
- Mark your section as complete. Smile, knowing that you just helped make Critical Role accessible to even more Critters!