We recommend and encourage you to add a short credits roll to your films. We think this is the best way to ensure that your efforts receive the public credit they are due and that your film asset is protected by intellectual property law.
To add a credits roll please follow these style guidelines:
GENERAL STYLE GUIDES
1. Remember that you are creating credits that will be screened as part of a live concert. At all times be respectful of the event and recognize that - no matter how good it is - your film is probably not the main attraction. Takle steps to minimize any negative impact on the audience experience.
2. Do not use motion during the credits roll unless they occur while the music is playing. Instead, fade them in and out and then use static text and imagery during the credit roll so that the Muséik operator can pause the video if desired to allow the credits to hang longer.
3. Whenever possible, give the composer and the musical score top billing and consider using slightly larger font sizes to credit them.
There are a few logical places to incorporate a credits roll. They are,
1. Before the music begins. Start with a black screen and fade the credits in, hold them as a static image for 5-8 seconds, then fade to black. Leave 2-3 seconds of black screen, then start the main film. This credit placement is tricky and not recommended.
2. As the music begins. In certain instances where the score has an obvious introduction you may want to build the credits roll right into the main body of the film. This placement would not be common.
3. As the music ends. If the score has an obvious outtro you can synchronize the credits roll to the end of the score. Again, the music needs to support this placement decision and is not likely to be a common solution.
4. After the music ends. End the film, then leave 2-3 seconds of black screen. Fade the credits in and leave them as a static image for 5-8 seconds, then fade to black. THIS IS THE RECOMMENDED PLACEMENT.
1. Give the title of the score and the composer top billing.
2. Place film credits below; if the film title is different from the score insert it here.
3. If appropriate, add a copyright notice at the bottom of the screen. The format should be: © [year] [copyright holder name]. Example: © 2023 Ion Concert Media
4. We ask that you add some Muséik branding to your credits page. Place a version of the "Driven By Muséik" logo on the screen. The size does not need to be large. Here is a link to a folder with the logo in several formats: https://we.tl/t-dY3jAC5QD8
SAMPLE CREDITS ROLLS
Niagara Falls. Score by Michael Daugherty, film by Joshua Gillen. https://youtu.be/IdhBWFSkU3M
Squirrel Chase. Score by Randall Standridge, film by Scott Winters. https://youtu.be/1PXGKqCJN24
Parade of the Wooden Soldiers. Music by Leon Jessel, film by Fleischer Studios. https://youtu.be/rjtcokuiQcw