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Re: judging color correct
On Oct 27, 21:15, Mike Orton wrote:
} Subject: Re: judging color correct
> All seriousness aside, I have to agree with Bill. I've always had a horror
> of the mutual admiration shows into which most awards degenerate.
Reminiscent of pyramid sales rallies, aren't they? I think many of us
recognize their absurdities.
> What's more: where do you stop??? Where's the Telecine Engineer of the year
Well, there you go, SMPTE will soon be sponsoring it, you'll get a
bronzed CRT. At each facility where I've worked, there have been
people such as you, Mike, who deserve mention in our acceptance
Truly, there seems to be an award hyperconsciousness in our society
now, what with all those 'my child is student of the
month/week/interval' bumperstickers I see.
> Seems to me that an ounce of repeat business, and a gram of continuous high
> quality employment is worth a pound of awards or a kilogram of adulation
> from one's peers.
> It's surprising how few of the "gigs" which are available to the
> subscribers to this group could be deemed to fully satisfy both of those
Ah, you refer to our trade as a business like any other. In some
cases it is, in some not. All I have to do is go to Downtown Los
Angeles for lunch, to realize there is a world of business quite apart
from what we do. Here in Hollywood, it's interesting for me to work
in what I construe as the four main client divisions:
Commercials -- usually the most businesslike clients, with fairly
elevated intelligence, though driven by insane attention
Episodic -- can be the most pleasant group with whom to work,
relatively normal in fact
& Trailers -- steroidal Hollywood, ego-making over-achieving
Music Videos -- 'let's play' ...working at the edges of the
disclaimer for overgeneralization: two of my favorite clients are in
Trailers/TV spots for features.
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