HOW MUCH DO YOU CHARGE?
Every project is different and may have different audio post-production needs. We try to work within whatever your budget may be and we charge per project. Once we have an agreement, the project quote won't be changed during any stage of audio post-production. The only exceptions would be made in a reconform of the project, if this has not been discussed beforehand.
WHAT IS A SPOTTING SESSION?
Spotting for sound and music is the initial opportunity for the director and sound team to express and solidify the overall sonic scope of a project. A spotting session is the time the director and the audio team meet to discuss the sonic elements of a project. We watch through the project and mark elements that need to be edited or created.
Here are things that are noted during a spotting session:
- Problems with dialogue where ADR might be necessary.
- Elements that need Foley.
- Scenes that need sound effects.
- Scenes that need background sounds or ambiences added.
- Scenes that require unique sound design elements.
- Scenes that need music. (Wherever musical score, source music, and licensed music may be placed)
Delivery Specs to Audio Post-Production
Audio File Specs
- Audio Delivery format must be OMF or AAF (AAF is preferred as OMF doesn’t retain metadata and has a 2 GB File Size Limit, and larger projects must be broken into individual reels when it exceeds 2 GB)
- Audio File Format: Uncompressed Broadcast WAVE (.wav)
- Audio Sample Rate: 48 khz (48,000 Hz)
- Audio Bit Depth: 24 Bits
- Audio Handles: Minimum of 5 Seconds, 10 Seconds is Prefered (10 Seconds = 240 frames @ 23.976, 300 frames @ 29.97, etc)
- Include 2-Pop 1khz Tone for exactly 1 frame at exactly 2 Seconds before start of video
- Timecode Format & Frame Rate must match Reference Video
- Include a copy of all original assets from production audio, alternate takes, & original score & alt versions. (Having alternate takes of production sound can sometimes eliminate the need for ADR)
Video File Specs
- Video File with visual burn in of timecode in the lower thirds.
- Resolution must be HD, 1080p is prefered and 720p is the minimum. Do not deliver higher resolution files, 4k footage will bog down the audio program’s playback.
- File Formats: Apple ProRes (Proxy) Prefered otherwise DNxHD & H.264 will work fine.
Do you create sound libraries?
Yes we do! We can create custom and original sound libraries for your project. We have produced custom UI sound libraries for numerous projects ranging from toys, websites, games, apps and e-books. Contact us and we can discuss what types of NOISE you need!