Monday, January 26, 2009

Old Massett - Translation - Brandon

We were very fortunate to be working with the XaadKihlgaa Hi Suu.u Society (Speak Haida Society) and with Lucille Bell to help with the translations for the six films. With help from Gwaii Trust Society, we were able to work with language experts for four days. Elder Ts’inni Steven Brown meticulously translated and narrated all 6 pieces and even starred in two of the films! With the help of Lisa White, Jordon Seward and Primrose ‘Bipsy’ Adams, we were able to have simultaneous transcription take place for eventual Haida subtitles of the films.
Tsinni Stephen sits in front of the green screen
Brandon films Tsinni as he translates what is to be said into Haida

Lisa White clarifies what Tsinni is saying while Jordon Seward record the voices

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