This is an excellent article that’s very concise and helpful. Thank you.
Been struggling for a while to deal with a problem of video monitor and their interference in the sound path. I need a setup with 3 video monitors, or 2 with another big one some distance away in the front of the room. This presents many problems such as interference from the audio monitors (in the 3 video monitors version) where the video monitors find themselves in the audio path most of the time. In the other version, with a huge video monitor in the front, I wonder what problems would be encountered from the fact that sound absorption in the front of the room would be impossible where the big screen is. How would would one deal with such a situation?
If you hit a snag, your first duty is to make every effort to make the already-approved scenes work. And if you’ve tried and found that you just can’t do it, reach out for your show’s head writer (usually a co-executive producer, the “number two” in command who runs the writers’ room in the showrunner’s absence). Explain the problem you’re having, and they’ll either help you find a solution or, if it’s important enough, refer you to the showrunner for guidance and some kind of final ruling. What you don’t want to do is simply hand in a finished outline that you’ve substantially altered without getting the approval of anyone in a position of authority. Showing initiative is great, but you don’t want it to backfire on you.