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OBS Chief
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Mar 30, 2019
If service or wifi is available, there's always Google Translate. I believe it now incorporates speech recognition, to an extent. "Talk to the hand." ;)
It can be a big help but it still takes patience. I spent a Sunday showing a Siberian tourist around Santa Monica and we were trying to talk films and I used the term "pan shot". Her puzzlement with the Google Translate for that was hilarious. Finally, I demonstrated filming a panoramic scene and I don't recall what the Russian words were, but she recognized that was what I was trying to explain.

She agreed to let me post some pictures of her day by the sea and they're in my account.

Santa Monica series