27th September 2012
Joined: Jun 2012
Originally Posted by MixMasterM
Each triggered event was assigned a tag name...ie S1, S2 etc for SFX. M1, M2 etc for music, and the film clips were by scene number as they were part of the script. So, the stage director/controller would cue to the q lab operator via in ear monitoring as follows for example. Sc2, M1., then S1 then S1fade, then L3 etc. etc....always following detailed short hand notes on her script and following the action on the stage. Sound cues and film scenes were mixed to film playback levels, and then levels were adjusted within q lab if needed during rehearsals. Everything to do with media went into q lab as separate cues, named accordingly. Each cue's tag name was noted in her script at the appropriate place. This allowed max flexibility to follow action on stage, and to finesse if the director wanted to make changes during the production run. For example, I did several updates to SFX cues while we ran rehearsals, because of ideas we came up with during q to q. Also music fixes were added, film clip mix updates, etc... So I would probably not suggest consolidating anything...because it will be a lot more work to do any changes rather than updating individual cues. But in my particular experience, the director was working with the entire show and key creatives in a very organic way, so we all had to be ready for direction as if we were actors on the stage.
Okay great. So instead of consolidating pieces simply update to higher quality or different material. When you did this did you use a large computer monitor to see all the cues? As of now were using a 17in i believe macbook with all the tabs open.