2 May 2012 VITAC

My Big Fat (Captioned) Gypsy Wedding

TLC wraps up the second season of its hit series, “My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding” this Friday.

VITAC’s offline team captioned TLC’s “My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding,” a documentary series about Roma Gypsy and Irish Traveler weddings. Captioning each episode is a multi-step process.

First, one offline captioner transcribes the entire episode – even the sections that have subtitles! The Gypaccents can be hard to follow, so they’ll listen to a segment several times before deciding on the audio.

Another offline captioner takes the transcription and times and places the captions. As they go through the episode, they make sure the captions appear with the audio and that they don’t cover key visual components.

Finally, the captioned episode is reviewed by a third offline captioner. Our reviewers are the most senior captioners and know the ins and outs of grammar rules, caption placing and content. We finished this process five days before each episode aired on TLC!

Can get enough of “My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding”? Check out TLC’s new show, “My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding.” The series has all of the outrageous outfits and family drama you love!