Written Sound

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Sometimes it's hard to think of ways to describe sounds when media captioning. You know what it is, but you just can't find a word to get it across. While I think it's probably best to avoid those "Batman" sound descriptors like "bam!" or "zap!" it's nice to have a variety of options to choose from.

I've found the Written Sound website helpful in the past when I'm at a loss for how to explain a sound.

It has lots of options and some are appropriate for our use, some not so much. Although I would find it pretty funny if I open up a transcript to do timecoding and see a something like "dibble dibble dopp dopp". Yes, that one's actually on there.

Does anyone else have resources they use for sound effects?

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This page contains a single entry by thoma738 published on October 29, 2012 3:37 PM.

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