When Someone Edits Your Footage, Horribly.
Has this happened to any of you? Lately I've been hired to shoot for a short surf movie. I'm also not the only shooter, there are four of us. The director of the film used to date a video editor, so she's decided to edit the film herself. And it's really not going well. She's calling it a grassroots film when she describes it to others, and sucks air through her teeth, but says it's been a fun process. Now I'm worried to really claim the DP role, because it's just not how my footage should look (and as an editor I hold my breath every dropped frame and weird lighting filter she uses).
As filmmakers, is this something we should be worried about, or just water off a duck's back? Have you ever given footage to a director or editor, and they didn't let it live to it's full potential? I want to hear from you all!