Subtitling 101 - The Art and Science of Good Subtitles (In-person session at National Nordic Museum)

  • 10/06/2022
  • 17:00 - 20:00
  • National Nordic Museum, 2655 NW Market Street Seattle, WA 98107
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Subtitling 101 - The Art and Science of Good Subtitles

What is it about?

With streaming services and demands for accessibility, subtitles are fast gaining a foothold in the non-traditional subtitling countries. But what goes into making good subtitles? Is it just what pleases the eye of the subtitler, or is there a rhyme and a reason for doing things a certain way?

In this 3-hour seminar, we will look into the science that has shaped the best practices of subtitling, learn how to build balanced, reader-friendly subtitles and get a glimpse of how a subtitling software works.

When? Thursday, October 6th, 2022, 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. PST. 

Where? National Nordic Museum

Address: 2655 NW Market Street Seattle, WA 98107

Three days in advance, and again the day before the event, you will receive reminder emails. 

Cost? $45 NOTIS members, $55 Non-members (Click to Join NOTIS) 

Registration? Via the web (before midnight on October 4th)After registering, you will receive an email confirmation; if you do not receive a confirmation, your registration did not go through. 

CE credits? Credit status will be updated upon approval

   Credits Requested  Approval Status 
ATA  3   Approved

Who is teaching? Tiina Kinnunen is a veteran subtitler with over 30 years in the business. She subtitles from English to Finnish and Finnish to English. Among her favorite jobs have been subtitling Seinfeld and West Wing into Finnish and subtitling many Finnish documentaries into English for international audiences to enjoy. She specializes in North American politics and working with Finnish film and TV productions in all phases of the production, from the first idea to the completion of post-production dialogue lists and subtitles.


Certificates of Attendance will be awarded to all who arrive on time and stay for the entire workshop. Please allow yourself enough time to check in before the webshop begins. While latecomers are welcome to stay for the educational value of the webshop, we will not provide CE credit if you arrive late, for any reason. Certificate will be emailed the following week. 

Refunds? No refunds can be given after October1st. A $10 processing fee will apply for refunds requested before October 1st. Contact the NOTIS office manager for cancellation. Transfer of credit to another workshop is not allowed. 

Anything else? If you require accommodation, please contact the NOTIS Office Manager at least 3 weeks in advance if possible.

Questions? Email to office manager

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