Cue Selector

Integrate prerecorded themes and bridge music with story line.
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Salary Range
$34,000 – $107,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Cue Selectors do?

Integrates prerecorded theme, background, and bridge music with story line and film sequence to arrange musical score for episode of television series, using knowledge of film scoring: Reads script of episode to become familiar with story line. Confers with DIRECTOR, TELEVISION to coordinate interpretation of script, including mood to be conveyed or quality of character stressed. Listens to tape recording of theme, background, and bridge music to become familiar with them. Notes key of music, length of passage, and identification number. Selects passages which match story line of script to form tentative score. Views episode to align selections with action on screen. Gives directions to technical personnel during electronic recording of score from tapes, making changes as needed.

Should I be a Cue Selector?

You should have an associate's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • Also known as: Personnel Counselor

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