The Wednesday Downtown Project is a community project managed by Tofu Panda Fansubs. Choice of show was determined by a form where people could vote for what show they would like to see more of. Let me explain more about my intentions and hopes for the project.
Fansubbing is very time consuming, and if you want to do a quality job, you have to put in alot of effort and time into it and we wanna do the best quality work possible. With this comes a steep learning curve for newcomers. While still fun and challenging, I'm sure many people find it overwhelming.
In response to this, I wanted to start a little side project where people of the Fansubbing community could finally contribute to something everyone would think would be funny and worth the time.
In order to get this thing started I obviously needed to recruit a few people as I wouldn't be able to manage this myself. Hence the community focus of this project. Below this post is a link to an application form for the different positions. While the project is somewhat serious, in terms of scale and efficiency. I want this to be tooooootally laid back. We are managing it, but I want this to cooperative mission.
I really hope this will be a bit of fresh air in the community. We want to bring forward subbed content with less focus on "TYPESETTING STANDARD". People who normally have LESS time on their hands but want to help out somehow will have a chance to do so. As a result, Wednesday Downtown will get subbed faster and more people will get an introduction to fansubbing, hopefully opening up the opportunity to more proper subbing in the future.
If you think this project sounds interesting, don't hesitate to apply!
What we do:
- We sub full "Wednesday Downtown" episodes with the help of volunteers joining the team.
- To ease workload, episodes are split into smaller parts. These episodes (As opposed to conventional subbing) will only focus on dialogue. Upon joining, you WILL get all the information you need to get going.
- Members are able to chat with each other on discord and can exchange tips and videos. When each part of one episode is done, all parts are put together and a quality check is done. Then its off to translation and back again to be hardsubbed and released.