Post-Production Scripts for

Reality and Scripted TV

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Examples of Script Styles:

3 Column Interview

  • The 3-Column format
  • Speaker Identification
  • Dialogue
  • Time Code with 30-40 second intervals

Post Production Transcription

Interview with Time Code Every Q&A

  • Standard Script Format
  • Speaker Identification
  • Dialogue
  • Time Code with 30-40 second intervals

As-Broadcast (Script Style)

Typically scripted television is also used in the final deliverables to a network or studio. Indeed, it is commonly used in creating a CCSL (Combined Continuity Spotting List).

  • Script Format
  • Character Names and Dialogue
  • Includes Voice Over, Off-Screen, and ON/OS
  • On-Screen Text/Chyrons
  • Actions
  • Time Codes at 1 minute Intervals
  • Scene Headings/Slug Lines
  • Act Breaks and Page Numbers

broadcast scripts

Dialogue List Time Code Every Speaker

  • 3-Column Table Format
  • Character Names with Dialogue
    • Voice-Over indicators
    • All Dialogue with Indication of overlap
  • Time Code every Character

Additionally, These follow a basic script format with no time coding.

  • Script Format
  • Character Name/Dialogue

*Subsequently, Annotations are not included but can be quoted as an optional service

Combined Continuity & Spotting List (CCSL)

Table Format

  • Description of movement within the shot, time codes to the frame, and shot numbering.
  • Scene Headings/Slug Lines
  • Character names with dialogue, an indication of voice-over, off-screen, ON/OS, and overlapping dialogue
  • Subtitle
    • Who’s speaking
    • Indication of voice-over, off-screen, ON/OS
    • Calculated duration with starting and ending times
    • Title Numbering
  • Main/Narrative Titles
    • Calculated duration with starting as well as ending times
  • Music cues, as well as sound effects
  • Credits List

* Annotations are not included but can be quoted as an optional service

* Annotations are not included but can be quoted as an optional service

One-on-One

Interview Transcription Services

For more than 19 years, Daily Transcription has been committed to providing exceptional interview transcription services. Our industry’s post-production transcription services are unparalleled, delivering superior quality to our clients. We prioritize fast turnaround times while maintaining the utmost accuracy in our work. We recognize the significance of precise interviews and comprehend the challenges of lengthy recordings or videos. We appreciate the importance of efficient navigation of the footage to locate specific sound bites. Moreover, we can work within your budget and time constraints to meet your transcription needs.

Group

Interviews Transcription Services

Transcribing a group interview can be a complex task that requires a refined skill set. Participants may talk simultaneously, making it challenging for an untrained individual to comprehend every speaker’s contribution. At Daily Transcription, our team of transcribers possesses a wealth of expertise in isolating vital content from even the most intricate audio recordings. We have developed techniques to accurately transcribe group interviews, including the ability to differentiate between multiple speakers and interpret their statements precisely.

Post-Production Transcription Specialist

Our organization offers a team of highly skilled professionals who specialize in post-production transcription. Our services encompass a broad range of transcription projects, such as as-broadcast scripts, dialogue lists, film and television continuity lists, closed captioning, metadata lists, and B-roll logging. Our secure server can accept media files in various formats, and a comprehensive list of accepted file types is available on our FAQ page. Our team of experts can also provide top-notch translation services for your project. Let us alleviate some of your workloads by entrusting your task to Daily Transcription.

B-Roll Logging Transcription Services

The B-roll, the beauty roll, is commonly combined with the primary interview. In addition, during post-production transcription work, it can be incorporated as a description of the B-roll footage in the transcript or transcribed along with any natural sounds or conversations outside of the primary interview, with or without time coding. Regardless of your requirements, Daily Transcription has extensive expertise in post-production transcription and can help you determine your needs and the most cost-effective approach to fulfill them.

Post Production Transcription
Broadcast Script Transcription

As-Broadcast Scripts Transcription Services

As part of the post-production transcription process, an important step is creating and delivering as-broadcast scripts for programs already transmitted for film or television. As-broadcast scripts are designed to match the edited version of the program and are often required for legal, translation, or dubbing purposes.

As-broadcast scripts are typically created as paper copies of the finished locked cut. These scripts serve various functions, including creating subtitles, closed captions, translations, and finalizing international distribution. Many network deliverables mandate the provision of as-broadcast scripts, and our team of professionals is highly skilled in producing these post-production transcriptions.

Some of the details included are:

  • Action Lines
  • Basic Camera Angles and Shots
  • To the second Time Code
  • Action Lines
  • Act Breaks
  • Verbatim Dialogue
  • On-Screen Text

Daily Transcription offers two formats of as-broadcast scripts to choose from in our transcription services:

As-Broadcast Script Style

Typically scripted television is used in the final deliverables to a network or studio. It is also commonly used in creating a CCSL (Combined Continuity Spotting List) or other formats.

As-Broadcast Detailed Style

The As-Broadcast Detailed Style adopts a three-column layout, often utilized for unscripted programs. It employs various cues such as screen text, time code, scene description, and dialogue to present information comprehensively. This format is commonly applied in documentary and reality television productions.

Dialogue Lists

A dialogue list is crucial in post-production for full-length feature films and television series. Our post-production transcription services can provide accurate and reliable dialogue lists as a foundation for future services, such as CCSLs, captioning, and subtitling. These lists contain a detailed account of spoken words, credits, music cues, and other essential details. Unlike as-broadcast scripts, dialogue lists can be created before the final edit, allowing story editors, writers, and directors to assess the dialogue’s coherence and flow among characters. As such, dialogue lists play a significant role in ensuring the production of high-quality content.

  • Verbatim dialogue
  • All utterances
  • Character I.D.s
  • Voice-Overs
  • Timecode
  • Chyrons
  • Credits
Dialogue Lists Transcription

Daily Transcription offers three formats of Dialogue list scripts to choose from:

Basic

Dialogue Lists

These follow a basic script format and are timecoded to the second at one-minute intervals. They indicate Voice-Overs (V.O.), Off-Screen (O.S.), or Off-Camera (O.C.).

Detailed

Dialogue Lists

These are the same as an essential dialogue list but include chyrons, captions, superimposing, sound effects, musical cues, and indicating opening and closing credits.

Dialogue

Continuity List

A Dialogue Continuity List is a tabular format that resembles a detailed dialogue list. It includes overlapping and dual dialogue, act breaks, and a comprehensive end credits listing.

Contact one of our representatives to help determine what type of script best

Film & T.V.

Continuity Lists

Continuity lists are an integral component of film distribution, serving as a legal description of a project for copyright purposes and a delivery requirement between production companies and studios. Additionally, they provide a framework for dubbing services and are critical for closed captioning, subtitling, and foreign distribution.

As continuity lists require verbatim transcription, shot-by-shot scene descriptions, and precise camera cues down to the frame, they are the most time-consuming post-production transcripts to produce. Daily Transcription provides professional and accurate post-production transcription services, including continuity spotting lists tailored to your film, television, or video needs.

Our team of experts has extensive experience in production transcription, making us the ideal choice for your continuity needs. We are committed to delivering high-quality and accurate continuity lists, and our professionals can guide you in determining the type of continuity spotting list that best fits your requirements.

Spotting Lists

These contain in and out times, the calculated duration, and actual subtitles.

Dialogue Lists

These lists contain the verbatim dialogue spoken by actors in a specific shot.

Combined Continuity List

Principal uses are for cut-by-cut descriptions of all camera shots and angles, camera and actor movements within a shot, and the dialogue spoken by the actors with those shots.

Combined Dialogue and Spotting List

Also known as CDSL, these lists combine Spotting Lists and Dialogue Lists.

Daniel Baskaran
Daniel Baskaran
21. July, 2023.
It's a pleasure to work with Daily Transcription. Their work is of high quality and on time. Ralph and Heather were diligent and great to work with. I highly recommend their services for anyone who needs transcription/translation.
Fred Koschmann
Fred Koschmann
24. March, 2023.
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Adam Barnick
Adam Barnick
14. November, 2022.
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Beth Levison
Beth Levison
11. November, 2022.
I am indebted to Ralph Noe and his team at Daily Transcription. I was in a pinch, needed a dialogue list for an international sale, and Ralph and his team delivered one on an incredibly fast schedule. It was accurate, typo-free, done with an exceptional level of detail, and exactly what we needed. I will definitely return to Ralph and Daily Transcription for any of my transcription or dialogue needs moving forward.
Shot Glass - Los Angeles Video Production
Shot Glass - Los Angeles Video Production
21. October, 2022.
We’ve been using Daily Transcripts for 10+ years for our corporate interview projects. Ralph and his team are amazing! Even if there are other automated transcription services in the industry, we still prefer them over any other vendor. Their service is impeccable.
Greg Tiefenbrun
Greg Tiefenbrun
21. October, 2022.
I've been working with Daily Transcription for years. They always do a fantastic job, are super easy to work with, very communicative, and, best of all, they are very nice!!!!
Katie Bailey
Katie Bailey
20. October, 2022.
Returned nicely formatted and accurate transcripts of 20, 20-60 minute interviews within just a few days. Better/faster service than I expected!

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