I was working as a full-time video editor for a production company. My boss tells me a client wants a high quality high-definition (HD) file of an older video they had made. Considering many projects were shot in HD but delivered in standard definition (SD), I didn’t think that would be a problem. I dig the old files up from the depths of the server, only to realize the video was shot in SD on digital video (DV).
Me: This is not gonna work.
Boss: They want the file today, why are you wasting time?
Me: No, it’s not going to work! The video was shot in SD. Sure, I can convert it into HD, but the quality will be terrible.
Boss: Then why was it shot in SD when the client wants it in HD? You should have considered that.
Me: Sir, the video was shot three years ago. I started work here four weeks ago.
Boss: Well, then, who’s the more experienced – you or me?