The purpose of this manual is to provide the mentors with the Seg 101 guidelines. This will insure the trainee/students receive the same standard of training, the same terms are used, and the mentors have access to a reference.
As segmenters, through experience we have gained our own style for segmenting. The mentors of Seg 101 have different levels of experience. This manual will provide the guidelines, terminology to use, the best practices of review, and instructions to provide to the trainee/student. It will include the responsibilities of the mentors due to the new evolution of Seg 101. We encourage you to share your suggestions or changes you think will benefit Seg 101 in guiding our students/trainees to graduating.
The changes that have been made to Seg 101 depends on the Mentors following through on their responsibilities. It will insure that no student/trainee will be “accidently” left waiting for a PV/RPV to be reviewed. As former students, we understand the importance of having a video reviewed quickly. Plus Mentors are no longer assigned one specific student to guide through to graduation and following the guidelines will insure accountability of the students/trainees. We do not want any student left behind due to an oversight on our part.
Reviwing a PV/RPV:
When a mentor has available time, please check the Request for Review pages for any student’s video to be reviewed.
NOTE: If your ID on this site is different than on viki, please indicate your viki ID in your post.
1. The first post will be a reply under the student/trainee’s request for review. Indicate you are reviewing the video.
2. On the channel page you reviewed the video, post under the discussion the video was reviewed, date, and pass or sent comments.
These are some examples on the channel discussion page:
3. After posting on the channel page, pm your review to the student/trainee. Then edit your original post of reviewing on the segmenter101 site.
4. The next post is a sub category of Staff on the menu of this site, Mentor Review. Post your review of the student/trainee’s pv/rpv. This will assist other mentors that will be reviewing the video.
Here is an example of a Mentor Review Post:
Pass For PV/RPV:
When a pass is given for a student/trainee’s pv/rpv, the mentor will post a request for the next pv/rpv. The grad videos will be requested by the student/trainee’s. This is because they have to list their choices for the 2nd grad video. The pv/rpv requests will be the mentor’s responsibility. The staff assigning the videos will send a pm to the student/trainee’s with a line to their pv/rpv. If the student/trainee has problems accessing the video, the video assigner will be the point of contact.
To request a pv/rpv please follow these guidelines:
Please do not forget to notify the student/trainee via PM on viki that they have passed the video and that you are requesting their next PV/RPV.
Terminology: To insure the student/trainee understands the terms used by Mentors, please use terms listed here to avoid confusion:
Initially, until the trainee is familiar with the terms, explain the corrections. Do not use just late, early, merge, etc.
(recommend reviewing, adding, or making changes to the terminology if needed)
The graduation guideline for Seg 101 is a good tool to use in guiding the trainee/student in cutting segments.
1. Voiced segments (dialogue boxes for subtitles/lyrics/signage)
- After the actual ending of a dialogue, it is encouraged to extend the segment for 2 counts (1.0/1.5 seconds) after the last word is spoken. This adds length to the segment and provides the viewers time to read the subtitles.
- Sounds which have a meaning, are segmented as voice segments; e.g. “Hmmm, Ah, Oh, aegoo, aigoo, etc
- Avoid short and choppy segments. Combine segments when possible.
- Short texts like “resignation letter”, text on cell phones, signs of buildings and things that may be of importance for the viewer to know as part of the flow of the drama should be given voiced segments.
- Two speakers in segment is permitted when the response is short or when segmented the segment flashes by. When the speech overlaps with another, and/or the language is rapid and hard to separate.
2. Gap /blank space
- Gap or blank space are for areas where there is no one speaking, pauses in dialogue, or for sounds which don’t have a special meaning, e.g. (This includes background noises, e.g. TV, and low level conversations which are difficult distinguish).
- Songs in general is done as a no voice/blank space unless the lyrics are being subtitled. Please check the channel rules and guidelines for the channel you are segmenting on. Follow the guidelines and rules of the channel for segmenting songs. When there are no guidelines or channel rules concerning the songs, it will be your decision to segment or not segment the song.
- Avoid Short or Flash Gaps. These are gaps that are less than 2 counts (1.0/1.5 seconds). This includes segments that are not merged completely resulting in the subtitle box to flash.
- Segments should be cut in sync with the first sound of the speaker. Minor deviations from 0.1 seconds will be tolerated though are strongly discouraged.
- There should not be a pattern of continuous early segments.
- No Late Segments.
Point of Contacts:
If you have questions, problems, concerns, or suggestions please post below or contact either tishafi or mihaelagh.