Volume is a tool for visualizing dialogue and sound effects through animated subtitles. Using machine-learning, it analyzes audio waveforms and displays expressive subtitles onscreen.

The goal is to push subtitles into a more comprehensive visual language - one that is easier to understand and gives more context for both hearing and non-hearing audiences. Hesitation, emphasis, sarcasm, humor, pacing.. so much is lost in the process of subtitling. The personality of speech. We experimented with placement, timing, animation and font styling to convey as much detail as possible.

The project was shortlisted by the Sony Talent League.

Sound off for full experience :-)

Dylan putting himself through the waveform gauntlet