iPads, Vimeo, Clients & A Whole Lot Of …Arghhhh!
One of the most frustrating a colorist can hear is this heart breaking sentence:
[blockquote]Your grade does not look right on my iphone/ipad/grandma’s tv. Please change it.[/blockquote]
Our color management has failed. We spend thousands & thousands of dollars on calibration meters, color critical monitors and learning how to build a solid color pipeline and it can all be unravelled by a client viewing your grade on an iPhone while drinking cocktails on the beach at sunset.
Like many of you my first instinct is to push back and say :
[blockquote]I get it, but we really need to be making color critical decisions in a calibrated environment. So why don’t you come in and take another look?[/blockquote]
This is what your client hears coming out your mouth: I don’t care, I want to charge you more money… and the hell with your damn iPhone!
So, I realize what I’m going to say next will probably go against what most other people will do in this situation and I understand all of the reasons to only make critical decisions in a reference environment.