Video Transcription

Video Transcription

Cancelled

Job Description

I have approximately 40-60 minutesworth of video that needs to be transcribed. I currently teach an English discussion class with around 10 students (mostly Japanese) and I need you to transcribe the video into a written script. Here are the instructions and requirements for this project:

1. Broadband connection required.
This video will be uploaded on Ustream (downloadable though password protected). So you’ll basically need a broadband internet connection to download the video.

2. Start Time and Deadline
The discussion class will take place on 6/2(Sun) 10AM-12:30PM (Japanese time) and the video will be ready by 15:00 (Japanese time). I will send you the link to the video by 15:00 (JST) and I will need it back within 36 hours. I will start a weekly seminar this autumn so if you're good, I will ask you on a regular basis.

3. Price/Time Limit
For this project I am willing to pay $10- $18 (per hour worth of transcription). If it goes over an hour, I will pay you additional according to our agreed rate for every 5 minutes. The hours you will be charging is NOT the hours you actually worked on completing the transcription but you will be charging the video minutes asked to do.

4. Required quality
I will give you all the names of the participants and you will be creating a detailed script of what he or she is saying during the discussion. You may leave out the "um-hums" or trivial comments (but please don’t leave out any clarification questions/comments no matter how trivial it is since I view them important)

There are lots of rambling and some comments may not make sense but I want you to try your best to write it down.

5. Format
You will create this using MS Word and will indent it just like a movie script so I can easily see it (I’ll send you the format before you start). Also, I need you to put in a time stamp for every 5 minutes.

6. Requirement
Though the discussion is done in English, people participating in the discussion are 7 non-Native speakers. So I have attached a sample one minute audio file (the actual one will be done looking at a video) to check whether you can handle Japanese accented English.

You MUST transcribe the sample audio to be considered for the job. This will let me see whether you are capable of doing the job and compare with other bidders. As for the sample voice script, please don’t worry about defining who is speaking. Please just do the best you can and transcribe the file as you hear it in a free format.

7. Bidding
Please provide an exact dollar amount and the amount of time you will need for this project in your bid.

Again, I will have a similar projects on a weekly basis starting this fall (40 minutues to an hour each week) so if selected, you might be asked to do this regularly.

Thank you,

Masafumi