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HOW IT WORKS | DURING POST-PRODUCTION
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Visit the site of composer and spottingnotes.com user
Snuffy Walden

Getting Started · During Post · After Post

  1. The picture has changed. What happens now?:
    • Set the "current cut" to the match the new reel(s)
    • The notes automatically warn that they may no longer be current
    • As you update the notes, set the cut of each cue to match the current one
    • No time for that, but the music supervisor wants to know the new source timings? Just update source cues. The spotting notes clearly show which cues are accurate and which may not be
  2. Someone wants a preview of the cue sheet:
    • The latest cue sheet is available at all times. Music supervisors can add publisher / affiliation info at any time
  3. I've done something wrong / deleted something I shouldn't:
    • The is a 'cue graveyard' area into which cues are moved when they're deleted (like the trash / recycle bin on your PC or Mac)
    • If this fails, our database is backed up daily. We can normally retrieve information about cues that have accidentally been deleted outright
  4. The site would be so much better / easier to use if...:
    • We value feedback from our users. We normally fix bugs within a few hours (and often a few minutes), and have been known to add features overnight on request
    • The site is under constant development. We expect it to get better and better.
  5. The composer wants to show the director his demos, but he's in London and the director is in LA:
    • Any kind of file can be attached to any cue in the notes
    • https file transfer - much more secure than email, and files only visible to properly authorized users
    • Files such as quicktime movies & MP3s will open directly in a browser window as fast start streaming files
    • A log is kept of who has seen what and when
    • Comments can be made there and then on the attachments forum
    • 50 cues to upload? No problem... cues can be assigned to the correct place after a batch upload
  6. There are 5 possible song choices for the end credits, all with different prices, publisher & composer - what do I do?:
    • Any number of options can be added for any cue, complete with costs data and information for the cue sheet
    • Choose between any of these at any time - spotting notes and current total costs are automatically updated
    • Music supervisor or producer users can experiment with different combinations and see the effect on the budget in real time (without affecting the spotting notes)
  7. Everything is written and approved, what about the recording sessions?:
    • The session planning tools are an easy way to work out how many sessions will be necessary, how many musicians will be involved, etc...
    • Assign cues to sessions with real time calculation of total session time
    • Generate session lists on the fly, complete with number of starts, timecodes and durations
    • Use the status page to keep track of what has been recorded / mixed at the scoring stage
  8. What now?:
    • At the end of a project... (more)


BOX OFFICE NEWS
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Box Office Mojo - Top Stories (visit site)
Disney Led the Charge in November as 2017 Looks to Close Strong (read more...)
The year saw a lift from November box office grosses as this past month was only the third time ever November receipts totaled more than $1 billion, led by Disney and Marvel's release of Thor: Ragnarok, which delivered nearly 28% of the month's total. Heading into the November, 2017 was trailing 2016 by 5.3%, but coming out of it this year was 4.4% behind 2016 thanks to what was the third largest November ever and a 5.1% improvement over November last year. Disney led the month &mda...

'Coco' Threepeats, 'Disaster Artist' Soars and WB Tops $2 Billion (read more...)
Disney and Pixar's Coco topped the weekend box office for the third week in a row. In fact, the only shake-up in the weekend top five compared to the last two weeks is to see A24's The Disaster Artist landing in fourth position as it expanded into 840 theaters this weekend following its strong limited bow last week. As for the weekend's only new wide release, Broad Green's release of Just Getting Started struggled to finish over $3 million, barely eking into the top ten. With an estima...

'Coco' Strums Up Second Weekend at #1 While Limited Releases Make a Splash (read more...)
Disney and Pixar's Coco led the post-Thanksgiving frame in what was a repeat of last weekend's top five thanks in large part to no new wide releases this weekend. That doesn't mean there isn't anything to discuss as A24 enjoyed a great weekend with Lady Bird continuing its strong play and the studio's much-talked about feature The Disaster Artist finished just outside the top ten in its limited bow from just 19 locations. Additionally, Fox Searchlight's The Shape of Water was the weekend's ...

'Coco' To Lead Post-Thanksgiving Weekend as Limited Releases Take the Stage (read more...)
Following a strong opening last weekend, Disney and Pixar's Coco is looking at a second weekend atop the box office. In fact, with no new wide releases hitting the marketplace this weekend's top ten is looking a lot like last weekend's as the top five seems unlikely to change while a few expanding titles jockey for position in bottom five. There are, however, some choice limited releases beginning their roll-out this weekend including A24's much anticipated The Disaster Artist and Guillermo...

Box Office Mojo - Current Box Office Results (visit site)
Weekend Box Office: December 8-10, 2017 (read more...)
Coco tops the box office with $18.5 million

Daily Box Office: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 (read more...)
Coco tops Tuesday's box office with $1.8 million