User:HibiscusKazeneko/Director relationship type

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Description

This describes the person who directed the recording artist, musicians, studio engineers and other personnel in the production of the work. The director is a person who tells engineers and performers (musicians, vocalists, etc.) when to start and stop their activities during each take. Sometimes a producer, conductor or chorus master will fulfill this role.

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Attributes

  • start date
This indicates the date the director first worked on directing the recording.
  • end date
This indicates the date the director last worked on directing the recording.
  • additional
This indicates a minor or subsidiary directing role.
  • co
This indicates that the person collaborated in their directing duties, with another director or with the performing artist, either of whom should then also be given a co-director credit.
  • assistant
This indicates a less experienced, or first-time director, who works under the direction of a more experienced director.
  • associate
This indicates a less experienced, or first-time director, who works under the direction of a more experienced director.
  • instrument
This indicates which instruments the director directed the recording of.
  • vocal
This indicates which vocal types the director directed the recording of.

Guidelines

Do not confuse this relationship type with the Conductor Relationship Type or Chorus Master Relationship Type. A conductor or chorus master works only with instruments and vocals and conducts the music directly, sometimes inside the recording booth. A recording director only works during studio recording sessions and always works from outside the recording booth.

An important side note: In previous RFCs, some people mentioned a director-like credit relating to visuals, choreography, etc. That is what is commonly referred to as creative direction and we now have a separate relationship for it.