Music Editors work with the Composer and Post-Audio Department.
The work should be invisible to the end-user. Basically, the Music Editor is a Pro Tools ninja!
Depending on the type and complexity of a Show or Film, few or many of the tasks outlined below are part of the Music Editor’s responsibilites:
- spotting episodes (working with the Composer and Director to determine where music is required in a program)
- creating a “temp” soundtrack from pre-existing score before a Composer is hired
- cataloguing delivered score from the Composer and keeping track of contracted minutes
- editing the Composer’s pre-existing library according to spotting notes to sound like it was scored (usually for animated programs)
- preparing click tracks and related Pro Tools sessions for any live recording (i.e.: Orchestra)
- logging takes at the recording sessions and later comping the best takes
- outputting screeners for client approvals
- inserting additional licensed music into a show/film
- conforming cues to picture changes
- conforming the full soundtrack for different broadcast markets (versioning)
- creating cue sheets
Below are some of the many productions I’ve had the pleasure of working on: