FAQ

Do you have any tutorials on using this?

We are putting together some video tutorials on our YouTube channel, so please subscribe there and keep yourself posted on what we’re doing.  We will be adding more and more information to help you get the best out of the site and we will be constantly extending the functionality, the content and the capability of the site, as well as running more competitions and opportunities for members, so well worth subscribing and following us on Twitter and YouTube so as not to miss anything.

I'd like to find a composer for my project...how?

Wonderful!  We have a huge community of great composers just dying to meet you 🙂

So there are a few options available to you once you’ve registered (it’s free!)…

  1. You can browse the work of composers and try to find someone who you think fits the bill.  There are a few ways to do that
    1. You can use the search tool and use keywords to try to find someone.  So if you’re looking for someone for an animation, you can search using this keyword.  If you need someone strong in orchestration, then you could try searching using this keyword
    2. You can simply look at the videos in our gallery and try to find someone
  2. Another alternative is that you could post a message in our forum.  There is a discussion there specifically for this purpose, and describe your project and your requirements and invite interested composers to contact you.
  3. You can upload a sample unscored video for rescoring and run it as a virtual audition.  If you do this with our help, we can help to highlight it and give composers the chance to create something to show what they can do.
  4. If you find a composer you like, you can use our Member Directory tool to find their profile and send them a Direct Message, or we can help you to do that.

Of course if you do make contact with someone and do some work with them, we’d absolutely LOVE to hear about it, so please let us know!  Best of luck in finding your composer 🙂

How do I find another member?

When you have registered and logged in, you can use the ‘Your Cue Tube’ menu item and select ‘Member Directory’.  You will see a search tool there for finding and viewing the profiles of other members.  You can contact members direct via their profiles (see below).

How do I contact another member?

You can find other members, as detailed above, and at the bottom of their profile page, you will see a contact form, which sends a direct message to that member.

How do I upload a video?

When you have registered and logged in, use the ‘Your Cue Tube’ menu item and choose ‘Share a video’.  Note that at present, videos can only be shared, from other sites like YouTube and Vimeo, and not uploaded directly onto our web server.  We plan to implement that option in the future when the site has grown to the point of being able to have our own dedicated and secure server so that your work will be safe.

What if I don’t want my video to be in the public domain?

There are a few options.  If you have an unscored video that you would like to make available to our community but you don’t want it to be shared publicly, then you can send it to us with instructions and we can upload it directly to our server so that it will only be available to registered users.  For scored videos, you can make them unlisted, or private, on YouTube and Vimeo before putting their URL (link address) into the form on The Cue Tube for sharing it with the community on your channel.

Can I share my scored video publicly?

By all means, unless we have explicitly stated otherwise in the download instructions, you can share rescored videos on YouTube, Vimeo and any other platform you like, subject to following our license instructions in the download pack.  We don’t own the video OR your score 🙂  However, as a courtesy, we’d really appreciate you using the hashtag #thecuetube in the video title/description and perhaps giving us a mention so that people know where you got the video from!  It all helps to build awareness of what we’re trying to do, which is good for everyone!

In the future we plan to have the ability to upload directly to our platform and at that stage we may have videos which we would ask you NOT to share publicly (for example unscored videos which we have commissioned specifically for The Cue Tube), but that will be clear in the download instructions in our video library when it happens.

I'm having password problems, or trouble logging in...what can I do?

Attempting to login a few times with a password that isn’t accepted will cause the login system to timeout.  You can try again later.  If this still doesn’t work, or if you want to immediately reset your password to log in, click here.

Why isn't the gallery, my videos and everything public?

We’ve decided to make these features available only to registered users for a few reasons.

First of all, as a composer, you are more likely to make connections with filmmakers if they need to register and become members of our community in order to access it, to listen to scores, to contact composers and so on.

It’s possible that in the future there will be videos for scoring which cannot be shared in the public domain, for example test scores for unreleased films.  By putting everything out of the public domain we have more chance of attracting filmmakers who can provide such tasks for composers and hiring you for their projects.

And, remember, registration is free!

I love it! How can I support this?

Great to hear that you like what we’re doing!  We love it too!  You can support us through our Patreon page and we’re very grateful for anything you can offer – however large or small!  Even a dollar a month helps us a lot and definitely puts a smile on our face!  Thanks for your support!