Round and round we go.
How constructive is it to show up, like guy always does, and spew baseless and false information. I am just stating the fact that his workflow is over 20 years old. If you haven't revisited your workflow in 20 years, something is seriously wrong.
At me company we are constantly re-evaluating our techniques and constantly learning. This allows us to push quality and content further each day. Why are you so quick to defend someone, like guy, who doesn't know anything and spreads bad information?
Back before 2000? Wow, this explains why your techniques are so outdated.
I'll let you keep doing things backwards, by the way 2000 was almost 20 years ago Guy. You need scopes to properly color correct and grade, if you think otherwise you are absolutely wrong. At least your lucky to work for someone who is clueless. I work with directors who have very good eyes, if I don't use scopes they can tell.
It's hard for me to know where to start, guy is so lost.
Also, if you knew how to shoot correctly you do not need to do so much color correction. I get my exposure and white balance correct in camera, this is what you are paid to do as a professional shooter. I rarely, if ever, have any shot I need to do pre-color correction for. My shots are balanced out of camera, because I am a professional shooter that gets it right in camera. I usually only have to do slight adjustments and then grade, all done after the edit is complete. You obviously have trouble getting footage right in camera, I would suggest a gray card to set everything right in camera. This along with learning how to use a waveform, saves time in post. Never go by eye, monitors are deceiving only trust a waveform. A lot of times I am shooting and it looks dark on the monitor, but I know I am exposing perfectly on my waveform. Boom I get to my computer and everything looks perfectly exposed and consistent. If you expose by eye, like I have seen many shooters like guy do, you will end up with a bunch of inconsistent shots. Just like guy. This is because our eyes naturally adjust to our surroundings. Something too dark, is automatically adjusted by our eyes to look normal. Something too green, and your eyes try to adjust to make it white. Be very careful with this, or you'll spend years pre color correcting your footage, like guy.
You cannot color grade or correct "by eye." This shows how clueless you are guy. Every monitor is different, your eyes will deceive you. Even a color calibrated $20k monitor can be a little off a week after calibration. The only way to be a professional colorist is by using scopes. If you just go by eye and don't use scopes you are a joke. Take a class or two, from a real colorist and they will say the same.
Obviously organization is key, you are just waisting a lot of time. I would also bet that your folder structure just confuses the clients.
You need to find a simplified way to organize all that. I was always taught that if I died in the middle of a project, any editor should be able to take over the project without any explanation. With your complicated and useless workflow they would need a map.
You use too many folders to begin with, folders will cause things to get lost for other editors not used to your "workflow." You obviously work alone, when you are on a team you can't do what you're doing. You can't accompany every action on a team with a notepad explaining why.
Good luck Guy, I hope they allow you to continue waisting company time. I hope they don't realize any kid of out college could do your job faster, better, and for half the price.
That is the most conveluded and conterproductive workflow I have ever heard of. Must be nice to be a salary employee and afford to waste so much time.
In 2008 this might have been an okay workflow, but today it shows how outdated you are. Good luck!