- Jan 27, 2019
And you gave them what you thought that meant and convinced them that was what it was.
You could have done something else and convinced them, also. It's the way the brain works.
I really have a hard time reconciling your arguments with your being an engineer who actually interacts with clients.
No, it really doesn't just work that way. Or you have miraculously never worked with picky clients and managed to bamboozle everyone you worked for.
I find that improbable.
Often we nail what the client asks for first time, but sometimes it's a back and forth "more supernatural sounding" "no not quite, something more windy-sounding" "yes that's it" "now at this point the scene-out needs a sharper contrast to the next scene" "sharper lighting crack" "more rumble in the bottom end" etc.
If we weren't actually nudging the sound in the direction the client actually wanted, but doing the opposite while claiming "it's just what you asked for," you think we'd have our jobs very long?
If it were just a case of us being able to Jedi Mind Trick the client to make them hear whatever we want them to hear, no matter what we put in after their request, I guess that would make things easy. But...that would be weird...and isn't the reality.
The client we are working for now is VERY picky. But, fortunately, also pretty good at putting sound in to words, which helps us get the job done.