Sunday, June 12, 2011
An Easy Diagnosis
Its a nice, simple approach to captioning. Take the picture, and just elaborate on what you see. Let everything breathe, and know when to prune down what you have written.
I think this would've made a wonderful Bob Newhart show episode, don't you think? It is the voice I hear when I read the psychologist's monologue. I guess Frasier Crane would fit as a voice also.
I can remember thinking about adding the line, "Gwen? Please hold all my calls and cancel all my appointments." but it just didn't need to be there.
I know that, realistically, this panel is nothing more than a "rimshot" caption, but dammit! I LOVE this "rimshot" caption!
DISCUSSION QUESTION: I made this for BimboJessica who is/was a good friend of mine. It is the kind of caption I would make for her, or Petra, or another close friend. Would you have some apprehension making a caption like this for someone you didn't know very well? It is definitely sexy and fun, but I'm not sure I would give it to a newbie. Do you really need a familiarity with the recipient, or does this stand on its own enough to be a return caption for a first-timer?