The primary focus of cut screenings is on the picture edit, and how those picture editing choices serve story and character. It is not expected that you will have a polished soundtrack or that you will have completed any color correction. Include only the essential sound elements for the cut screening: primarily dialogue and temp music. Sound effects are only important if they are critical to understanding the story (e.g., if we don’t hear the knock at the door, we’ll be confused for the rest of the scene).
The goal is to present a cut that is as close to the content run time limit of 3 minutes and 30 seconds as possible. However, if you are having difficulty getting it down and it is running a little long that is okay. It’s better for us to see the excess footage at this point, so that we have a better sense of what materials you are working with.
Please make sure to include the at least one title card from your credits so we can see how your last frame of picture transitions into credits. You do not need to include the full front sequence. Mark in so we have 5 seconds of the slate, then the countdown, and leader.
Use the following export settings if you don’t already have the Preset saved.
Name the export “Show Number_Cut_Screening” and save it to the proper folder.
Upload your exported file to frame.io in your shows cuts folder.
All shows must exported and uploaded to Frame.io three hours before you’re cut screening time slot. This will give you a buffer in case the unforeseen should happen and delay you. Remember that it may take you longer to export and upload then you think so plan accordingly. If your cut is not ready for viewing on frame.io in time the faculty will have nothing to view and you will miss that opportunity for notes.