Here's a question for all you film composers who normally score feature-length movies:
Do you load the entire movie into your sequencer and end up with one big sequencer file for the whole movie? Or do you chop up the movie into individual cues and then end up with a separate sequencer file for each cue?
I normally load the whole movie into Video Vegas and create separate MOV files for each cue. Then I create a separate project in Cubase SX2 for each cue. So, by the end of the movie, I'll have about 25 small MOV files and 25 corresponding Cubase files.
My concern with loading the whole movie into one project in Cubase is:
- will the video and audio tracks from the movie fall out of sync with each other and all the MIDI tracks by the end of the movie?
- won't you end up with an un-manageable number of tracks? (I do a lot of horror flicks, so I use a lot of sound effects from VSTi's, which usually means extra tracks)
- wouldn't you end up with a ton of VSTi instruments loaded by the end of the movie and eventually run out of CPU power? (I guess freezing tracks would come in handy here)
The reason I'm asking is because I've been seeing more and more posts from film composers who load the whole movie in at one time instead of breaking it up into small cues.
Hope I explained myself properly! lol!