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

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)


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