I'm helping a friend prepare the sound for his thesis to be handed over to a professional sound house. I am going to have a very limited time to work on it and the university and I use Nuendo and the house uses Pro Tools. My question to all is where should I try and focus? As a mixer/ designer, what would you prefer to have done by a student to help? The budget for the post house is very limited, so the more I can do before handing over the better, but I am not really sure what would be most helpful. I am used to being the only person doing sound for the entire film, and I usually cut all my dialogue first. I am afraid that doing that will not transfer properly to pro tools without being destructive to the audio.
I am also asking this question to the mixer at the house, but I wanted to get some feedback from everyone here. I do have protools LE, but my familiarity with pro tools is minimal at best. Doing anything in pro tools would allow me to hand over a session, but the amount of work I could do in the time would be greatly reduced.
My other thought was to actually do as much design and sfx placement in avid and then hand over an omf that would have more than the average amount of audio work done for student films.
What are everyones thoughts or feelings on it.