[Tig] [Fwd: Re: Inconsistent video setup]

Graham Collett grahamcollett at visible-sprockets.co.uk
Thu Feb 25 23:12:37 GMT 2010

I don't want to keep the old ways .. I want to keep the old idea's of
doing things right !!!   ...look at this paragraph from another thread
<<<It's great to see people prepared to invest (heavily) in technology
that allows them to execute their craft with the utmost precision and
creative effect.
Too often in this market, we're seeing half backed attempts at colour
grading using ineffective technology in the hands of people who, with
the best intentions, don't have the skills of an expert colourist. Add
poor monitoring and incorrect lighting and you have a situation where
the results on screen are sub standard - and then we all suffer.>>>

...its exactly the same thing. Over and over again

Graham Collett
Visible Sprockets Ltd
Sprockets(telecine) Ltd

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From: tig-bounces at colorist.org [mailto:tig-bounces at colorist.org] On
Behalf Of Craig Leffel
Sent: 25 February 2010 21:52
To: Telecine Internet Group
Subject: [Tig] [Fwd: Re: Inconsistent video setup]

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A few years ago, I would have thought the same thing Graham. But I've 
seen the Panasonic side by side with my trusted Sony 32" CRT, and it's 
unbelievably close - even without a Davio. A Davio just makes it a 
really versatile, repeatable, solid setup. Besides, CRT's aren't being 
sold anymore. They don't exist for new buyers. As much as I'd like to 
stomp my feet and hold on to the old way of doing things, I'm really 
tired of hearing that my CRT graded material doesn't look exactly the 
same as on a flat screen. Time to move on into the 21st century folks. 
Especially when the color space and quality are relatively equal.

CRT's are dead and should be dead. The reality is they've been dead for 
3 years. If you're still grading on one, you're not looking at what the 
majority of people will see when viewing your work. Especially when it 
stops first at an agency and Client advertiser.

As for who's a colorist, I'll put my skills and my toolset up against 
anyone who thinks working in Color alone makes you a "Colorist". But,
who really cares who calls themself a Colorist anyway? The proof is 
in whether or not you can make a living doing it. If you can, and you 
have clients, I guess it doesn't really matter what you call yourself. 
It works in music and Art, why not our little world?

Just my 2 cents Graham.

Best -

Craig Leffel

Graham Collett wrote:
> I cant believe this list is seriously considering the "professional 
> set up" of a TV ... A consumer tele ! We are driving ourselves down to

> the depths ... This is why Joe Blow thinks he is a colorist, because 
> he has a mac, and Fred has a mac, a light and a tele so it must be a 
> suite. Sorry if your name is Joe Blow or Fred ..
> Graham Collett


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