Checklists can dramatically reduce errors and enhance performance in complex tasks. This principle holds true for film composers, where orchestrating a score involves numerous moving parts, tight deadlines, and high expectations. You have two types. The general ones, that you can use over and over. And more short-term ones, like a ToDo list. Maybe scrambled down during the process.
1. Organization and Efficiency:
2. Clarity and Focus:
3. Quality Assurance:
4. Collaboration and Communication:
5. Stress Reduction:
Checklists help to navigate the complex, multi-faceted process of composing for film, ensuring a thorough and disciplined approach to the creative and practical aspects of scoring. To keep some kind of notebook nearby, digital or on paper, when working is a clever practice that can make your job easier.