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17 January 2012 @ 01:13 pm
OMG! SERIOUSLY?!  
As I wrote in my last LJ entry (HERE), I had offered to help my professor in softsubbing a video for him because he was using a powerpoint presentation to host the translations. Which is absolutely unheard of in the Arashi fandom as we use softsubs or hardsubs NG

I did grumble about it as I was timing it (since we all know "fun" timing can be) but once I finished doing the video and everything, I was very pleased with myself for helping out the professor and making it much easier for the students in class (especially for those who don't know Chinese at all) pencil

So when I e-mailed the professor with the softsubs, his reply was to me later was:



HOLY CRAP?! SERIOUSLY?! A PAID RESEARCH ASSISTANT !?

I spoke with him today and he said that I should log in my hours on how long I spend subtitling videos for him. At this point, I was honest and told him that it's very time consuming to do and that I didn't want to deplete his funds. In which he replied "But if I don't use it, I'll lose it. So I'd rather give it to you and pay you for your hard work than lose it." moneybag

He's also hosting the video that I subtitled for him at his weekly Friday screenings that he has at his house (it's a casual gathering among students and faculty members at his house). I must say, I'm very honored that he's doing that arrowup

I honestly never thought that my goodwill to my professor for subtitling a video for him would end up being shown in a public screening nor did I ever think that doing fansubbing as a personal interest of mine for the Arashi fandom would result in a paid research assistant position hearts

However, my current task at hand is to find a program that will allow me to rip a DVD in very high quality. For those who rip DVDs, can you tell me what program you use to do so?
 
 
Current Mood: ecstaticecstatic
Current Music: ♫ NS Yoonji - The Reason I Became A Witch
 
 
 
hikari_luzhikari_luz on January 17th, 2012 07:52 pm (UTC)
OMG!!!!! waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa Omedetou!!!!!!!!!! n_n something related to Arashi helps you to do a good work with your teacher!!!!! n_n I'll ask to my friends... I only know how subtitle but I dont know about programs to convert a DVD with good quality... u_u.. i want to know it too! waaaaa n_n Good Luck with this!! You can do it!! Ganbare!!!
mariam_7860mariam_7860 on January 17th, 2012 09:47 pm (UTC)
wowww lucky girl! that's really nice of him. i KNEW when I read your post about him loading you with the two extra movies that something good would come out of this. you go!
atanahatanah on January 17th, 2012 11:06 pm (UTC)
Wow! Congratulations that is so great.
Apple: Madhatter is MADfelixkeep on January 18th, 2012 12:38 am (UTC)
thisis awesome!!!! congratz!!!!
Yumi: Arashi - Looking for troubleshouri_yumi on January 18th, 2012 01:39 am (UTC)
Congratulation Corr-chan!!
About ripping DVDs, I use WinX DVD Ripper Platinum. Hope that can help ^.^
corlee1289corlee1289 on January 18th, 2012 02:10 am (UTC)
WinX DVD Ripper Platinum?

Is it a relatively easy program to use? Because at the moment, I was using DVD Shrink, but the movie was cut into FIVE pieces when I tried to make it only one continuous file TT^TT
Yumi: Arashi - It's summertimeshouri_yumi on January 18th, 2012 04:46 am (UTC)
It's really easy to use. Trust me, if I can use it then no one can't :)
yuui1010yuui1010 on January 18th, 2012 04:09 am (UTC)
XDDDD
I laughed and smiled.
You did it, girl!
So happy for you!

sorry, can't help you with dvd rip. don't have any experience T T

familytables: Not a Arashianfamilytables on January 18th, 2012 05:20 am (UTC)
WOW! What a great turn of events.

I'm happy for you.
showjuro: armsshowjuro on January 18th, 2012 01:12 pm (UTC)
This is really awesome! Your subbing skills acquired from Arashi fandom has actually landed you a job!!
corlee1289: HnA [2010.07.22] Kiss+Wink by Juncorlee1289 on January 19th, 2012 06:08 pm (UTC)
I know right?

I never thought that my subbing skills would earn me money to buy even MORE Arashi awesome stuff <3
showjuro: eyesshowjuro on January 20th, 2012 01:52 am (UTC)
Yappari, Arashi is a good investment!
Jade: Ohno - blue / finger-squarehydinplainsight on January 19th, 2012 12:44 pm (UTC)
That's awesome! Congrats! About the ripper, I tend to use dvdfab hd.
kawaiimontiekawaiimontie on January 19th, 2012 01:48 pm (UTC)
Suggooiii!!!!!!
Hard work paid off!
Kitin Miranda: nino hatkatietorresm on January 19th, 2012 03:32 pm (UTC)
COR-CHAN! THAT'S AMAZING! :D So happy for you:D