The importance of selecting the “right” Language Service Provider for your translation or multimedia production.

With the advances in technology many people and companies believe they can translate text into foreign language and/or produce their own videos to communicate their media messages.

It is important to understand that the managing of these two media tools require an educated training and experience to avoid the risks of falling into loopholes when trying to produce messages for intended language markets. Would you allow students to produce your financial reports?

An experienced set of skills are needed to correctly translate all text and titles for maximum impact on the selected audience and medium. Clumsy message mistakes turn your piece into unusable material for the intended target market.

High quality translated content should be “clearly and correctly understood” by the target language recipients.

Examples of bad translations:

  1. Title: Pregnancy Disability Leave

Embarazo Dejar Discapacidad (Pregnancy Leave Your Disability)

  1. Message in Facebook:

Unos grandes!!! Felicitaciones.

(Salutation referring to the people who achieved something in a picture, meaning “they are great”).

Translation: Some big!!! Congratulations.

The same idea of quality assurance applies to professionally produced videos. Enhanced presentation of audio and graphics benefit recipients with busy lives who prefer a faster than reading communication media.

When thinking of producing a video take into consideration the following questions:

  • Will my video be useful for what?
  • Will the audio, titles and subtitles describe the exact message conveyed in the original language version?

This is when organizations should consider the importance of using a qualified language service provider with its own recording studio facilities instead of working with marketing firms who will then outsource the translation and the video production phases of a project.

Your organization will benefit by selecting Merino Productions Multilingual Solutions for translation and video production projects. We provide both services combined with savings in management time and production costs.

Merino Productions Multilingual Solutions is a Ventura, California based agency providing Multilingual Video Productions, Voice-Overs and Subtitles, App and Web Localization, Desktop Publishing and Certified Document Translations.  Specializing in Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Tagalog and Vietnamese, we proudly serve the Technology, Local Government, Healthcare, Human and Social Services, Education and Corporate Industries.

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A more personal “About Us”… from Executive Director, Jesus Merino

After graduating from the Technology Development Center in 2003 as a Studio Production and Multimedia Engineer, I decided to start Merino Productions and Entertainment, covering national and international media for TV and web, as well as commercials and corporate training videos.

While Merino Productions and Entertainment started to grow, I worked in the language industry as a Spanish interpreter for many industries including Government, Human Services, Medical and Legal. As a Spanish translator I worked with legal, marketing and medical companies; and lastly, by being a project manager for a Multilingual Company, I saw the tremendous need for language services, not only for document translations, but video productions, voice-overs, desktop publishing, subtitles and ad copies.

As my experience grew, managing language projects for Kaiser Permanente, the Y, KIA Motors, Carnival Cruises, Boeing, So Cal Edison and So Cal Gas, Activision, etc. I decided to blend this experience with my established expertise in multimedia and create Merino Productions Multilingual Solutions (MPMS).

MPMS creates original video productions in the language desired, as well as, voice –overs and subtitles for TV broadcast and Web broadcast. We also work with Desktop Publishing translations, creating a mirror image of your layout in your target language; and also document translations, which are localized to your desired target market.

Out translators are experts in their field, all certified with a minimum of 5 years of experience. ALL projects go through a rigid quality assurance process, which assures top of the line quality services.

Our multimedia engineers are also experts with different backgrounds, bringing in diverse and creative ideas to the corporate world.

We have the capability to produce on the field or in any of our studios in Ventura County, offering green screen rooms and/or accessibility where we give birth to our imagination. Our audio recording studios, also located in Ventura County, are all top and state of the art facilities with expert sound engineers who know the science behind their productions bringing about the best voice for your message.

Our mission is simple: To provide trusted and experienced multilingual services with the ability to understand customer goals and drive business development; offering high end studio facilities, cost-effective video productions, translations and audio recordings to help clients communicate the value of their products to diverse markets.

Merino Productions Multilingual Solutions… Merging the Language Gap!

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Merino Productions is your Ventura County based partner for multilingual video and audio productions, web, app and game localization, document translations and desktop publishing.

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