[Tig] Times are a-changing (?)

trovak at comcast.net trovak at comcast.net
Thu Aug 11 13:57:31 BST 2011

I agree with Marc. However when a company closes it's for many reasons not just one. 

----- Original Message -----
From: "Marc Wielage" <mfw at musictrax.com> 
To: "Rogério Moraes" <rogerito at terra.com.br>, "TIG" <tig at tig.colorist.org> 
Sent: Wednesday, August 10, 2011 11:40:06 PM 
Subject: Re: [Tig] Times are a-changing (?) 

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On 8/10/11 9:13 PM, "Rogério Moraes" <rogerito at terra.com.br> wrote on the 
TIG list: 
> Stumped across this, while visting a group on our dear FB …. 
> http://colorist.miklosphilips.info/ 
> > 
> Does anyone know this guy? Why so sour? 
> All bitterness aside, always hoping for the future of our craft, no matter 
> what violin we are playing... 

No doubt this is a reaction to the "bottom feeder" producers with 
unreasonable expectations on what it takes to color-correct features, shows, 
and shorts.  I sympathize with the guy. 

I see an awful lot of ads from indie producers out there expecting some 
struggling new colorist to do a feature for $100 a day... Or even $100 
total.  ("Plus food, credit, and copy!") 

I sympathize with young filmmakers who are trying to make a creative 
statement in the world, but we do call it show BUSINESS for a reason.  If 
you don't have the money to shoot and finish a film the right way, maybe 
this is not the best industry for people like this. 

BTW, there's tons of discussion going on on the RedUser.net group about 
filmmakers who believe they can get the free version of Resolve Lite and 
color-correct their own films at home.  I'd tell them, "you should also buy 
Pro Tools while you're at it, and mix your own film in surround as well. 
Think of the money you'll save!" 

<shaking head in dismay> 

--Marc W. 


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