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spotting
 n.— «In this case, this was [the filmmakers’] master’s project at the School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkley, and they had to finish up before graduation. Music is usually considered to be post-production, so the film is fully edited and you go through what’s called “spotting” the film—you decide where there should be music and where there shouldn’t.» —“Making Reel Music: Notes On A Film Score” by Michael Shorr in Santa Fe, New Mexico CBS: ShowBuzz Dec. 3, 2007. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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