I’ve been sent a list of deliverables (pasted at the bottom of this post) for a low budget feature I mixed about 6 months ago. I think some of these requests are a little outdated (does anyone use CDs any more?) and I’ve queried most of them just to make sure we’re on the same page as it looks like a bit of a copy/paste mashup to me.
The first request is my main concern at the moment as obviously I’ve done this feature entirely within Nuendo. My interpretation is that they’re wanting all of their subsequent deliverable requests to be popped into a PT session and named / labelled there.
As far as I understand it’s very unusual for studios to ask for the actual session files but I was wondering if anyone else had dealt with this sort of thing? I can’t see an easy way of taking the entire session from one DAW to another (along with all the routing, mixing, plugins, etc). Even if I’d been working in PT from the start giving them the entire session opens a can of worms regarding SFX licensing and no doubt there would be plugin mismatches etc etc etc… Sounds liked a nightmare & I’m really hoping I don’t have to deal with it besides chucking some stems into PT
List of Deliverables
“1) All Sound Track Masters are required to be delivered as ProTools compatible session conformed to the High Def Masters described above listed in “Video Masters”;
2) 5.1 + LT/RT English Printmaster;
3) 5.1 and 2.0 M&E;
4) Dialogue, Music, Effects Master, stereo and 6 track;
5) 6+2 Foreign Language Mix and the Dialogue track with also a 2.0 Dialogue Stem; and
6) If available, One (1) CD containing the unmixed music score of the Picture."