I am looking for a noun to describe the role of "Person A" in the following scenario.
- Person A makes a digital project (e.g. a video game, animation, video, etc).
- Person B creates a digital project using Person A's project, either parts or the whole thing.
I am calling Person B's project a remix of Person A's project. Also, I am calling Person B a remixer.
What would you call Person A? Some of the terms I've used are but that I am not 100% happy with are:
- remixee. I like this one but its a bit obscure and easy to visually confuse with the term remixer.
- original creator. This is easy to understand but it's two words and it has the problem that it makes it seem as if the remixer is not original, which has a subtle but negative undertone.