By Tom Slaughter, FFCC Chief Judge
All of us on the FFCC Board are excited at how the delivering of judge commentary to directors and staff members has been made even more efficient as we move into the 2017 season. Here are some things to do and a few things to not do as you are looking to access commentary after your performances this season.
*Before you go to a show, make sure your member profile is up to date with correct email addresses for both individuals who have director access to the ensemble, as well as the staff page. These are the email addresses that commentary links will be sent to once your files are uploaded. Directors can log in and update your contact information and your staff contact information in your member profile at any time.
*Make sure all individuals who want to listen to commentary on their cell phones have downloaded the Dropbox App onto their device. You do not have to set up a Dropbox account, but you must have the app on your device.
*When commentary on your team has been uploaded, all of the addresses in the profile will be emailed a link that allows you to access this commentary. When you receive the email, simply click the link contained within it.
*Clicking the link in the email will automatically open the Dropbox app and your commentary will be available to you. Listen to the commentary within the Dropbox app (using the Dropbox player).
*DO NOT TRY TO LISTEN TO THE COMMENTARY ON A CELL PHONE THROUGH YOUR MEMBER PROFILE ON THE FFCC WEBSITE. Clicking the emailed link, and then allowing your device to open the Dropbox app to play the files is the most successful way to listen to your commentary.
*Did someone on your staff not get an email link because they weren’t set up in the profile? Then whoever did receive the link can simply forward it from their email to the staff member’s email.
*All ensembles should make every attempt to listen to their judge commentary before critique. Critique dialogue is much more useful and productive if the judge feedback on the performance is already known.
- Use links you receive in email to listen to commentary
- Make sure the Dropbox App is on your device
FFCC Vice President/Chief Judge