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Content Creation & Development
  • Edutainment product adaptations and scriptwriting
  • Entertainment product scriptwriting
  • Advertising & PR copywriting
  • Educational English (ESL) materials for print, digital, WWW, etc.
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The Studio-on-Demand® Service Suite
  • Consulting & Team-Building
  • Project Management & Coordination
  • Scriptwriting & Copywriting
  • Audio & Video Production and Post-Production Services
  • ...and so much more.

(For further information on this highly effective blend of virtual and real-world elements, please contact us.)

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Translation
  • Translation / Localization / Versioning (especially to and from Japanese)
  • Interpreting (especially to and from Japanese)
  • Dialog coaching (Japanese only)
  • ADR (lip-sync dubbing)
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Video Editing & Sound/Music Design

Here's a clip from a demo reel we assembled and sound-designed for Gonzo Digimation. (Click the graphic)

Gonzo Digimation Demo QuickTime Movie (9 MB/ TRT 00:01:03)

Literary Translations
#Translations (non-fiction) by James Lipson

For a list of Jamie’s translations of works by Katō Shūichi, Iwai Katsuhito, and Inose Naoki, click here.

#Co-translations (fiction) by James Lipson & Kyoko Kurita

For a list of Jamie’s & Kyoko’s co-translations of works by Kōda Rohan, Tanizaki Jun’ichirō, and Matsumoto Seichō, click here.

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ADR (Lip-Sync Dubbing); Live Action

Here are some paired videoclips of our Japanese-to-English ADR work, done for Telesis International of Tokyo, on two NTV/TV-Iwate live-action dramas: Japanese source material is first, followed by English versions below.

You will need Quicktime Player from Apple to view the videoclips.

Clips from Nigeru Onna ("The Lady is a Fugitive") — NTV / TV-Iwate — (Click images below to play movies)

Japanese        
J1) 37 sec. J2) 31 sec. J3) 21 sec. J4) 58 sec. J5) 43 sec.
English        
E1) 35 sec. E2) 31 sec. E3) 22 sec. E4) 58 sec. E5) 43 sec.

Clips from Ikite, Ikite ("Loving Life") — NTV / TV-Iwate — (Click images below to play movies)

Japanese    
J1) 35 sec. J2) 52 sec. J3) 16 sec.
English    
E1) 36 sec. E2) 53 sec. E3) 17 sec.
     
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ESL (English as a Second Language) Content Development

Metaphoria® was commissioned by Thomson Learning (in 2007), and its successor, Cengage Learning (in 2008), to provide content for two textbooks with accompanying CDs. Design Makes the World Go 'Round by Jamie West (pen name of James
Lipson) features reading passages about icons of design and the people who designed them. Branding Success tells inspiring tales of entrepreneurship. Both books offer additional mini-readings & fun dialogs & integrated exercises. West has also composed the exercises for the Japanese ESL edition of Douglas Smith's triviafest, Ever Wonder Why?

#Rumiko Varnes's latest work, Koibito-tachi no ei-kaiwa (English for Lovers), was published by Kōgakusha in 2007 and includes dialogs available on iTunes.

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