In our article Dubbing and Translation Agencies, we mentioned have mentioned about what dubbing is and dubbing companies briefly and now in this article we are going to talk about how to write dubbing text. We will focus on important points such as why it is so important to write the Dubbing Text.

 

How to Write Dubbing Scripts?

When writing a dubbing text, a new scenario is created by writing everything that comes out of the mouth of the actor in the finest detail. The dubbing artist analyzes the texts thoroughly and adjusts where the emphasis is and how to intonate. The texts are synchronized to the video or film and then dubbed. While dubbing texts are written, firstly scripts and lines are written on the original language and then it is translated with a successful translator team. This can be called kinetic synchronization. While the gestures of the actor seem to be sad at the moment, the joyful voice of the dubbing artist will cause ruptures in the audience.

One of the other main reasons for failure when looking at dubbing in old films is of course the synchronous mismatch between the speeches of the actors and the text to be dubbed. All this has caused people to be prejudiced against dubbing but nowadays, very successful dubbing is performed by paying attention to all these elements and using all the possibilities of technology. We have transcripted a short section of four films. You can perform dubbing by selecting the character you want and discover the inner dubbing artist within you.

MAYOR
Well here’s hoping … With Batman
protecting us, and all your enterprises
keeping our economy on full boil,
Gotham just might have its first
real Christmas in a good long while.

MAX
(nods, then)
I feel almost vulgar, in this
Yuletide context, about mentioning
the new power plant.
But if we’re gonna break ground
when we’ve gotta break ground,
I’ll need permits, variances, tax
incentives … that sort of pesky
nonsense.

Evidently, this is the first the Mayor has heard of it.

MAYOR
“Power plant”? Max, our studies
show that Gotham has enough energy
sources to sustain growth into the
next cen–

MAX
(scoffs)
Your analysts are talking growth
at one percent per annum.  That’s
not growth, that’s a mild swelling.
I’m planning ahead for a
revitalized Gotham City… So we
can light the whole plaza without
worrying about brownouts… Do

you like the sound of “brownouts”?
Do you?

Behind them, Max’s football-hero son CHIP (as in Chip off
the old block) enters, with SELINA KYLE, Max’s beautiful-
beneath-bifocals-and-a-subdued-haircut assistant.  She
sets down fresh coffee for Max and the Mayor.

MAX
Imagine a Gotham City of the future
lit up like a blanket of stars …
but blinking on and off,
embarrassingly low on juice.
Frankly I cringe, Mr. Mayor.

Chip glances to a fierce digital clock showing 6:50.

CHIP
Dad. Mr. Mayor … It’s time to
go downstairs and bring joy to the
masses.

Max looks to the Mayor:  what’s it gonna be?            *

MAYOR
(curt)                       *
Sorry. You’ll have to submit                       *
reports, blueprints and plans to
the usual committees, through the
usual channels.

This isn’t what Max wants to hear.  But before he can
retort:

SELINA
Um, I had a suggestion.  Well,
really, actually more of just a
question …

Max turns, goggle-eyed at the impertinence.                   *

MAX
I’m afraid we haven’t properly
house-broken Ms. Kyle.  In the
plus column, though, she knows
how to brew coffee.

As Chip follows his father and the Mayor out he tells         *
Selina, re the untouched coffee.

CHIP
Thanks. Y’know it’s not the
caffeine that buzzes us — it’s
the obedience.

Now Selina is alone.

SELINA
Shut up, Chip.

Then she slaps her forehead with her palm.

SELINA
“Actually more of just a question.”
You stupid corn dog.  Corn dog.
Corn dog.

FELICIE
(angrily)
Oh, that wretched girl!

ADELAIDE
You know she can’t do anything right.

LUDOVIC
(taking aim and shooting)
A bad one.

He steps aside. Avenant aims.

LUDOVIC
Your foot.

AVENANT
What about my foot?

LUDOVIC
You’re cheating, it’s not on the mark.

Avenant shoots. The arrow flies straight through the upper window of the
house and impales itself in the floor next to a silk cushion. A little dog
leaps up from the cushion, barking furiously. Beauty is attending to her
sisters who, in sharp, contrast to her simple attire, are dressed in rich
silks and feathers.

FELICIE
What’s going on?

ADELAIDE
They’ve just shot an arrow into the room!

FELICIE
Oh!

ADELAIDE
(going to the window and shouting)
You hooligans! You could have hit one of us in
the eye!

Ludovic and Avenant rush up to the house.

AVENANT
Is Beauty all right?

ADELAIDE
(shouting out of the window)
Beauty! Always Beauty! Who cares about Beauty?
You nearly killed Cabriole!

Ludovic and Avenant go into the house and wait at the foot of the stairs.

LUDOVIC
(ironically)
Here they come.

Felicie and Adelaide hurry down.

FELICIE
(shouting)
Beauty, you can wash the floor. We’ll be late
for the duchess.

ADELAIDE
(to the two men)
Murderers!

LUDOVIC
(to Avenant)
My sisters are such bitches.

FELICIE
(to Adelaide)
Drinking, chasing women and cheating at cards,
that’s all they ever think about. They couldn’t
give a damn about anything else.

LUDOVIC
(to Avenant)
When one is poor, one stays at home to do the
laundry and polish the pots and pans. Just look
at these two sluts — they think they’re
princesses. They don’t even realize that
they’re the laughing stock of society.

ADELAIDE
(to Felicie)
Say something!

FELICIE
He’d be only too pleased.

LEON
I kinda get nervous when I take
tests.

HOLDEN
Don’t move.

LEON
Sorry.

He tries not to move, but finally his lips can’t help
a sheepish smile.

LEON
I already had I.Q. test this year…
but I don’t think I never had a…

HOLDEN
Reaction time is a factor in this so
please pay attention. Answer as quickly
as you can.

LEON
Uh… sure…

HOLDEN
One one eight seven at Hunterwasser…

LEON
Oh… that’s the hotel.

HOLDEN
What?

LEON
Where I live.

HOLDEN
Nice place ?

LEON
Huh? Sure. Yeah. I guess. Is
that.. part of the test ?

Holden smiles a patronising smile.

HOLDEN
Warming you up, that’s all.

LEON
Oh.
HOLDEN
You’re in a desert, walking along
in the sand when….

LEON
Is this the test now ?

HOLDEN
Yes. You’re in a desert, walking
along in the sand when all of a sudden
you look down and see a…..

LEON
What one ?

It was a timid interruption, hardly audible.

HOLDEN
What ?

LEON
What desert ?

HOLDEN
Doesn’t make any difference what
desert.. it’s completely hypothetical.

ALICE (looking in mirror)
How do I look?

BILL
You look great.

ALICE
My hair okay?

BILL
Perfect.

ALICE
You’re not even looking at it.

Bill kisses her neck.

BILL
It’s absolutely beautiful.  You always
look beautiful.

ALICE
Oh, shut up…  OK, let’s go.

They walk into the living room.  The baby sitter gets to her feet.

BABY-SITTER
Oh, you look so-ooo lovely, Mrs.
Harford.

ALICE (laughs)
Thank you, Roz.
(to Helena)
All ready for bed?

HELENA
Yes, Mommy.  I took my bath and
brushed my teeth.

AD-LIBS of praise as BILL and ALICE kiss HELENA goodnight.

BABY-SITTER
What time do you want Helena to go to
bed?

HELENA
Please, Mommy, can I stay up late
tonight and watch the (name of TV
show)  Pleeease.

ALICE
When is it on?

HELENA
Ten-thirty.

ALICE
Okay, darling, but just for tonight.

HELENA
Thank you, Mommy.

The house intercom rings.  BILL goes to answer it.

DOORMAN (VOICE)
Doctor Harford?

BILL
Yes.