So I have done quite a bit of recording of voice talents. Many of them for sound effects I call "Vocal Effects" where they do anything vocal - walla, screams, laughs, breaths, etc.
I have a friend who is an actor and he went in to record a newscaster voice for one film, but gets residual checks from another film entirely separate to the one he originally recorded it for because they used his vocal effects in that other film.
Who keeps track of this?
Do I need to keep track of every effect and who it was that did it if I want to use those effects from my library from the talents?
I am fascinated by the fact that they can keep track of residual checks to actors in movies, which is great and all, but for audio? It seems extremely complicated and time consuming.
The reason I ask is that I have all this great material that I am afraid to use if I will get in trouble for it.
That brings up another question: I heard you need to pay the library creators every time you use a sound effect from them if what you are working on is meant for commercial use. Sound Ideas, Hollywood Edge, etc. If this is true, I have never seen anyone keep track of this or do this. Do you know of anyone or do you yourself keep track of this and do this?
Does anyone know the protocol for this type of thing? If they ever do find out who did the Wilhelm Scream, will that guy have a massive check in the mail?
Thanks in advance!