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In a mail from Thurs. Nov 11th 2010, UTC-8 (11:13.29), Valerie Sutton wrote:
 
>>So Thor, you are in the UK? I had thought you were in the Netherlands ;-)

Haha :) Seriously, you're not the only one who has thought this in the past!  I created the email address I use about 2 years ago, while I was on holiday in the Netherlands - I didn't realise Hotmail localised email addresses to whichever country you created them in, and I couldn't be bothered to change the email back after I returned home, so I left it. 
 
In my mind, there was no point in making the address only to use it for a short time, then change it again - it wasn't worth the annoyance to people who I'd already issued it to.
 
I've started captioning your video, it should be ready in maybe 2 to 3 days - I have work also during this week, so I will do it in the evenings when I am free.
 
Regards,
 
Thor
 
> Date: Thu, 11 Nov 2010 11:13:29 -0800
> From: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: Recording of Valerie Sutton's Presentation, Nov 10 2010, Tunisia
> To: [log in to unmask]
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> SignWriting List
> November 11, 2010
>
> This is very interesting, Thor. I am glad to know about this. It seems you have done this a lot and know the tricks. It is great that the user can choose with or without captions...I think the English captions will help a lot for a variety of reasons...inter-language issues, not being able to hear, are just a few - but the CC is also like a hidden transcript in a way too, isn't it?
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> So Yuri, I hope you can post the CC too -
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> After this I will learn how to do all this myself so I do not need to impose - your teamwork is great -
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> I would love to do more presentations in the future to different countries over skype - what struck me was it would be great to have the PPT show up in a split screen on the video someday - that would be really compact and easy for the viewers on YouTube - and there is a way to "Share Screen" on skype, where they see my computer screen - but apparently that did not show up well at the conference and they ended up showing the slides on a separate screen at the conference - which makes sense of course - if there were some way on YouTube to look at both videos at the same time that would be cool, but it would be better to re-edit the video to combine the two videos, which I can try to do later with iMovie here - that will be a new experience for me too, but there must be a way -
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> Someday we could also create videos with split screen with a sign language interpreter on one side - but then, which sign language? ;-)
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> So Thor, you are in the UK? I had thought you were in the Netherlands ;-)
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> Val ;-)
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> On Nov 11, 2010, at 7:29 AM, Thor Malmjursson wrote:
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> > Hi Valerie
> >
> > With YouTube's captioning, you simply prepare a caption track, and have it added to the video by the uploader. When the user comes to the video, they can either have it with the captions switched on or switched off, so there will be no need for two versions of the video. If Yuri could get in touch and let me know if he knows how to add a caption track I would be grateful. If not, I'll assist him once the captions are prepared.
> >
> > I'll get onto captioning it now, and have the file ready as soon as possible to forward to Yuri.
> >
> > Warmest Regards, and congrats on the presentation - wonderful :)
> >
> > Thor
> >
> > > Date: Wed, 10 Nov 2010 17:25:01 -0800
> > > From: [log in to unmask]
> > > Subject: Re: Recording of Valerie Sutton's Presentation, Nov 10 2010, Tunisia
> > > To: [log in to unmask]
> > >
> > > SignWriting List
> > > November 10, 2010
> > >
> > > Hello Thor and Yuri!
> > > Wow. I am a really lucky person - Thank you, Thor, of course, I would love to have the English CC on the YouTube - That is very kind of you to offer. Thank you. Yuri just posted a version on YouTube already... will you still be able to place the CC on anyway? Or will we end up with two versions, one with CC and one without? and that is ok too ...
> > >
> > > See Yuri's message below for the new link...
> > >
> > > I feel like a fish out of water on YouTube still, even though we have the signwriting channel...for example, is there a way to link a PPT presentation to the YouTube video?
> > >
> > > Thanks again for the help you gave Stefan with the connection issues - I am glad Stefan's class can use SignPuddle again too!
> > >
> > > Val ;-)
> > >
> > > -----------
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> > >
> > > On Nov 10, 2010, at 4:38 PM, Yuri Barreto wrote:
> > >
> > > > Hi, Valerie!
> > > >
> > > > To me any form of disclosure is valid! It is an important record.
> > > >
> > > > We already have the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RunbZmFvZEk
> > > >
> > > > I will subscribe to the channel!
> > > >
> > > > Big hug
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > On Nov 10, 2010, at 5:12 PM, Thor Malmjursson wrote:
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> > > > Hi all!
> > > >
> > > > If you want the video captioning Valerie, let me know and I'll process it for you. Shouldn't take too long, I do CC on Youtube anyway for other people and for myself, shouldn't be a bother :)
> > > >
> > > > Regards from the UK, and I'm pleased that Stefan is up and working again!
> > > >
> > > > Thor
> > > >
> > > > Date: Wed, 10 Nov 2010 14:33:30 -0800
> > > > From: [log in to unmask]
> > > > Subject: Re: Recording of Valerie Sutton's Presentation, Nov 10 2010, Tunisia
> > > > To: [log in to unmask]
> > > >
> > > > SignWriting List
> > > > November 10, 2010
> > > >
> > > > Hello Yuri!
> > > > Do you really think that video is good enough? It is so English oriented and there were no Deaf people or interpreters there in the audience that I could see from Skype anyway - but if you think so that is fine - there was no use for me to sign in ASL, since the presentation was in Tunisia to a very multi-lingual audience - so I am not sure how "Deaf" it will seem to the YouTube world, but it certainly is me discussing the SignWriting Encyclopedia Project - what is needed is for me to do the English captions on the screen - that would at least help those who can read English -
> > > >
> > > > Have you visited our SignWriting on YouTube?
> > > >
> > > > SignWriting on YouTube
> > > > http://www.youtube.com/signwriting
> > > >
> > > > Maybe you would like to subscribe?
> > > >
> > > > Val ;-)
> > > >
> > > > -------
> > > >
> > > > On Nov 10, 2010, at 2:07 PM, Yuri Barreto wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > Hi Valerie!
> > > > >
> > > > > Participation in the event was amazing!
> > > > >
> > > > > I'll try to upload the video to YouTube ... Suddenly, can you do just that, and spread to the entire planet!
> > > > >
> > > > > Well, I'll have to watch it a few times three, why can not quite understand the "Spoken English", ha!
> > > > >
> > > > > Hugs
> > > > >
> > > > > --- Em qua, 10/11/10, Valerie Sutton <[log in to unmask]> escreveu:
> > > > >
> > > > > De: Valerie Sutton <[log in to unmask]>
> > > > > Assunto: Recording of Valerie Sutton's Presentation, Nov 10 2010, Tunisia
> > > > > Para: [log in to unmask]
> > > > > Data: Quarta-feira, 10 de Novembro de 2010, 16:02
> > > > >
> > > > > SignWriting List
> > > > > November 10, 2010
> > > > >
> > > > > Hello SW List, Professor Jemni and Maher Jbali in Tunisia, Stefan, Erika, Bill and Yuri!
> > > > >
> > > > > Thank you for inviting me to speak today through Skype, Professor Jemni. It was a remarkable experience. I think the technicians did a great job to get the Skype to work.
> > > > >
> > > > > It was hard for me to hear, because of echos and also translators were translating into French and possibly other languages. I realize now that I need a headphone set, or a better way for me to present through Skype to larger crowds of people. Because the technicians told me to speak very loudly so they could hear me, I had to strain my voice to speak loudly and get very close to the computer screen to get near the built-in microphone on the top of the computer - so if I ever present at a conference through Skype again, I will try to be prepared with better audio equipment on my end...
> > > > >
> > > > > The Call Recorder software worked beautifully, Erika. Thank you so much for making this possible. Without Stefan's request for a recording, and your help with the software, the link below would not be possible.
> > > > >
> > > > > Below is a download link to the recording I made of my presentation - this will show you what I heard and saw -
> > > > >
> > > > > It is too long, I believe for YouTube, Yuri. It is over 13 minutes, and YouTube's limit is 10 minutes I believe...don't know how I would post it on YouTube because it is referring to slides in the PPT...but you can download it here with the PPT slides...
> > > > >
> > > > > Recording of Valerie Sutton's Presentation
> > > > > http://www.signwriting.org/downloads/ValerieSutton_Tunisia_SWPresentation_10Nov2010.zip
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > Here is a screen capture from the recording. I did it split-screen so you could see the room in Tunisia:
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