June 30, 2016 at 10:56AM, Edited June 30, 11:05AM
Need advice desperately
hey guys -
Just had a huge freakout about a job and really need some of your advice -
I was e-mailing a small production group about editing their short film.
I applied via a website they got back to me and we were discussing story, pacing etc and what creative freedom I'd have to edit + colour.
A few strange things -
The director wouldn't be with me whilst I edited
It was stated there was 100 gig of unlogged footage which was also not clapped (same with audio)
I had asked about file format but nothing was said to me, only they'd get back to me ASAP with it.
Then today, the day before collecting the footage and a brief meeting, they let me know that it is actually 300gb worth of footage in 2.5 k raw cinema dng format which I have 0 experience with.
Rapidly I download some cinema DNG footage and Davinci resolve and am already clueless.
I've been editing for a couple of years or so now, and haven't still dealt with cinema dng files.
had they told me earlier the format I would've pulled out.
I e-mailed the guy politely and sad that I wouldn't be able to edit due to lack of experience with cinema dng.
Do you think I did the right thing? Would really love your opinion on this as I feel like the worst person in the world. It's the only job I've ever pulled out on.
to reiterate they didn't give me a format on the job application and hadn't given me one (even after asking) until literally an hour ago. Should it have been an easier format to deal with I would've done it, but for fear of messing it up and not dealing with the .dng correctly I felt I had to turn it down due to lack of experience with the footage.