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The Feynman Lectures
Part 4

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Part 4:  Catch on to that idea!

Physicist Matthew Sands, one of the authors of the Lectures, has told the story of the book’s genesis in a memoir, and in his own oral history in the American Institute of Physics archive, (another audio-to-text transcript well worth reading).

He says the idea was to teach some of the thrilling new physics of the time – atomic physics and quantum theory – to undergraduates at the California Institute of Technology, instead of making them wait until graduate school.

Sands had the idea to ask Feynman to give the first-year lectures – an unusual and inspired choice, given that Feynman was in high demand at the graduate level at Caltech.  But Sands knew they could make use of Feynman’s brilliance as a speaker, and his sense of humor, to make the ‘modern’ physics accessible.

In his oral history*, Sands tells this story:  “Now, listen, Richard,”  I said, “You’ve spent 40 years of your life trying to understand nature, and now here’s your chance to distill it down and make it available…This is your chance to make a big impact.”  And he seemed to catch on to that idea and was interested.  He got interested.  The next day he came back to me and said, “Yeah, well, maybe we could do this.”

 But how could they do it?  See Part 5!

Ellen Park

*Interview of Matthew Sands by Finn Aaserud on May 4 and 5, 1987,

Niels Bohr Library & Archives, American Institute of Physics,

College Park, MD USA,

http://www.aip.org/history/ohilist/5052.html

 

 

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 The Feynman Lectures
Part 3

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Part 3:  You get the idea

How do you make complex, unfamiliar ideas intriguing, understandable, and entertaining? Speak about them!

 The Feynman Lectures on Physics may be the best-selling physics book ever, and it owes at least some of its magic to the fact that it was made from audio recordings turned into transcripts.

“[The lectures] have been studied worldwide by novices and mature physicists alike; they have been translated into at least a dozen languages with more than 1.5 millions copies printed in the English language alone. Perhaps no other set of physics books has had such wide impact, for so long,” says Kip Thorne in his introduction to the New Millennium Edition.

 (In case you’re wondering what all the fuss is about, chapters include “The relation of wave and particle viewpoints,” “The hyperfine splitting in hydrogen,” and “Quantum behavior.”)

 The Feynman Lectures on Physics, first published in 1964, was created from edited verbatim transcripts of lectures by the eminent physicist Richard Feynman, famous for his work on quantum electrodynamics, and for his great ability to explain.

 Read Part 4 to hear how the lectures came about in the first place…

Ellen Park

 

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Famous Transcripts in History:  The Feynman Lectures Part 2

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Part 2:  Clarity is temporary

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Physicist Richard Feynman was famous for his storytelling, his jokes, and his timing. (Oh yeah, and a little thing called quantum electrodynamics.)

His lectures on the mind-bending principles of physics were unusually illuminating.  So why transcribe them?  In a transcript from an interview published in Feynman’s Tips on Physics, his colleague Robert Leighton describes it like this:

“Feynman has a peculiar property, which is that at the time he’s explaining something, it appears very clear and transparent–you can see how everything fits, and you go away feeling very good about it…about two hours later…it’s all gone and you’re hungry again.”

Leighton says listening to Feynman on a topic was like “bringing the thing out into reality only for a limited time, and then watching it sink back into the sea!”

As the interviewer Heidi Aspaturian puts it, the taped and transcribed lectures were a way “to get him out of the vacuum permanently.”

Sometimes a transcript of a talk or lecture can bring the best from both worlds – the spiritedness of transient speech, and the clarity and permanence of writing.  Yes, in transcription, language exhibits the qualities of both a particle and a wave!

Tune in next time to see how Feynman’s lectures became of The Feynman Lectures!

Ellen Park

 

 

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Famous Transcripts in History:  The Feynman Lectures

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Part 1:  Richard Feynman and the gift of gabThe Feynman Lectures

Did you know that one of the most popular physics books in the world is based on audio to text transcripts?

The Feynman Lectures on Physics was written from tape recordings of dynamic lectures to eager young students at Caltech in the early sixties.

World-renowned physicist Richard Feynman’s gift for intuitive explanations is legendary – you now hear phrases like “the Feynman of drumming” or “the Feynman of math” used to describe great explainers within and across their fields of expertise.

As one reviewer, James Gleick, put it in the New York Times:  “Feynman did not write, he talked.  Even his scientific texts began with the spoken word of the storyteller – they were always collaborations, created through the midwifery of friends with tape recorders.”

Sometimes natural speech is the best way to capture and communicate complex ideas. Liveliness and logic flow easily when someone sets out to communicate face-to-face.  That’s why so many academics, religious institutions, teachers, corporate presenters, and lecturers and writers of all kinds, can make such good use of transcription services.

But if the lectures were luminous, why transcribe them?  Find out in Part 2: Clarity is temporary!

Ellen Park

 

 

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Video Transcription Services for Interviews in Documentary Television and Film

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Who said exactly what, and when

Are you interviewing experts in their fields, and don’t want to miss a word they say?

Interviews for feature length documentaries, reality television, podcasts and radio features require detailed transcripts – written documents that show who said exactly what, and when. That means a verbatim transcript (including pauses, ums, laughter, everything) that is timecoded. A quality video to text transcript might be one of your most essential tools. Here are a few of its myriad uses:

When you have a timecoded transcript in hand, you can make a cut-and-paste script and easily see the structure of your piece.
A transcript also helps you make sure you are not misrepresenting a part of an interview through editing – you can easily go back and see the context of the clip you are using.
A transcript makes fact checking easy and systematic.
Final scripts: many distributors will require a complete transcript of any film they are interested in distributing.

Tigerfish offers transcription services for all audio and video media – we have worked with producers of Hollywood feature films, large and small budget documentary filmmakers, broadcast journalists, and more. We work with interviews, commentary, narration, and final scripts.

We are masters of timecoding and will provide you with a transcript specifically formatted for your needs.

If you need the best transcribing services for your video, audio or film interview project, call Tigerfish. We are the experts in transcription.

Jason Avery

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How a Quality Transcription Service Can Help Your Organization Innovate

Part 3: Just saying? The Proof is in the Pudding How about Transcribing? Audio to text tells a different story. […]

Part 3: Just saying? The Proof is in the Pudding

How about Transcribing? Audio to text tells a different story.

Okay, this is a personal story about how transcripts can help.

We had a meeting about this blog – a few of us in a quiet room snacking on cashews and coming up with some helpful topics for our clients and potential clients. I took careful notes.

Well, I do work for a transcribing company, specializing in audio to text transcription services with super-fast rush turnaround, and someone said why don’t we record the meeting, transcribe the audio, and make a document we can share. Why not? So we recorded it on an Apple iPad, and uploaded the file via Google Drive.

Well, honestly I thought I didn’t need to read the transcript because I had my notes. But guess what? When I read the transcript (which was verbatim and included all the “likes” that are necessary to come up with really good ideas) there were lots of ideas that did not make it into my notes, spins on things that didn’t make it to my “list,” and little leads that now I’m going to follow up on. I’m not joking! I’m not just advertising! This was a pretty casual meeting and not high stakes, but the transcript really made a difference, cashews and all. Just saying.

Ellen Park

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