YERT Needs More Transcribers!

(6/22/09 – UPDATE: WE STILL NEED MORE TRANSCRIBERS! We originally published this post a few months back, but we still need new transcribers, now more than ever, and now we can pay you if you sign up for at least 3 tapes per week. Can you help us get to Sundance? Send me a note– )

We’re making great progress on our transcription project– tackling a mountain of 500 hours (17,000 clips) from our year-long road trip– but we still need more help! We currently have 25 people signed up to help, but we’re looking for 35 more people to lend a hand. That’s right. 35. This is a big job– it takes about 3-4 hours to transcribe one hour of footage, so we’re looking at about 2000 people hours to get this footage prepped for the editing process!

And we’d like to finish by the end of February.

With 60 people on board, each can contribute a very reasonable 15 hours per month and we’ll cross the finish line on time. By logging all of these clips quickly, we can accelerate the process of getting the film out to the general public– and we all know that our lovely planet doesn’t have days to spare.

Think about it: When was the last time you could powerfully help the planet by sitting down to watch a video?? Now you can. Seize the moment and watch a clip for the planet. For more information about volunteering, please contact Mark Dixon at 415-672-5537, or We’ll chat for about 30 minutes and then get you logging ASAP!

Thanks for all of your support! We’re thrilled with every little bit of it and want to be sure you know that this project would not be possible without your continued support, both verbal and financial.


4 thoughts on “YERT Needs More Transcribers!

  1. My name is Amy Matthis and I am friends with Julie Evans. I did loads of video logging and some transcription work when I was an image researcher for a local film company, Donna Lawrence Productions. Also, I did audio transcripion for the KY Center for the Arts when I was the ACCESS coordinator there. How can I help?
    Amy Matthis

  2. Do you still need transcription help? I’m not sure I’m set up, technically, to help you. I use an older iMac. I’d be very happy to help if it’s possible.

    Debbie, Pittsburgh

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