[Tig] Down with 4x3!

Robert Houllahan rob at cinelab.com
Mon May 30 20:38:04 BST 2011

Robert Houllahan Film
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On May 30, 2011, at 1:43 PM, Bob Kertesz <bob at bluescreen.com> wrote:

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> Ah, yes...well...
> First, my actual client, the production company, was a longer term  
> client, and
> additionally, the DP, who recommends me for many other jobs is a HUGE
> proponent of not stirring up the waters; both had to be considered.
> I pulled the DP and the production company producer aside and  
> detailed the
> awful thing that was about to be done. They were not happy, but  
> essentially
> powerless to change the workflow. I tried one more time to have a  
> talk with
> the network producer, but he insisted that they did this all the  
> time and it
> would be fine. So we shot the best images we could with the top end  
> gear we
> had, and handed off the tapes.
> When I saw the footage air, it looked exactly as you'd expect.
> The two things I've learned in my almost four decades in the biz:
> -It is more important to come back to the shoot again tomorrow than  
> to be
> right.
> -You do the best you can for people, then you give the bastards what  
> they
> want.

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