Adding Captions to Your Video
You’ve now got your whiteboard animation and you need to add captions to your video.
We can add open or closed captions, and in any language!
If you have great hearing, it’s easy to forget that there are in fact more than 11 million people in the UK alone that are deaf or suffer from some form of hearing loss. Thats a huge number of people (in the UK alone) that would be able to enjoy your whiteboard animation. Not to mention all the people that don’t speak English.
Here at Doodle Video we think it’s important to be inclusive so we encourage our clients to think about adding captions to their video, as they immediately make your whiteboard animation accessible to a larger audience.
The people you’d be helping;
- Deaf or Hard of hearing
- Non-English speakers
- English speakers if your video is in another language…
- People with broken speakers
- People in a coffee shop with no headphones
- The midnight watcher who doesn’t want to wake their family
- and many, many more!
There are two different types of captions that you can add to videos, and that we offer at Doodle Video. Open captions and closed captions.
Open captions are the most common form of captions and these are burnt into your video, meaning they can’t be turned on or off. We can make these look anyway you like so that they don’t distract the viewer who doesn’t need them and to match with your brand.
Closed captions are perfect for YouTube and similar sites. These are the ones that appear at a simple click of the button. So the viewers who don’t need them can make them disappear!
You can also add captions to video in different languages! This is normally spoken about as subtitles, but these are still a form of captioning. Using a transcript of your script we will translate to your choosen language and add them to your whiteboard animation in your style. Think how much you could grow your audience!
All our captions are made by professionals at the end of the video making process. And remember, they may seem to look funny to you, but they written on the screen with the best readability for the viewer.