Here are a few of the unique advantages of using CinePrompt® for live film-scoring performances:

The usual practice of playing music to a silent film involves musicians performing with their backs to the audience in order to watch the film. This definitely seems counter-intuitive to live musical performance. For live-performances, CinePrompt® is used with video-monitors on stage, allowing musicians to face the audience, enabling a closer relationship that enriches performance.

Another problem encountered when performing a live score to film is that, even if someone knows the film very well, a perfect synchronisation to the action on screen is extremely difficult. One of the main advantages of CinePrompt® is that the software offers the possibility for split-second synchronization made possible through one of its special functions. This is a unique tool with which to effortlessly “catch” every important Hit-Point, Synch-Point or Cut of the film.