I’m a freelance video editor, and sometimes I end up with little gems like these of people that know nothing about basic video terminology. Case in point:
Client: I like this, but I wish it was a little bit brighter
I accept and increase the brightness and graded the footage a bit to make it slightly more vivid.
Client: That’s not what I wanted man, I want it to be a little bit BRIGHTER y'know?
I have no idea what the hell he means so I up the saturation a little bit along with upping the contrast and the brightness hoping that’s what they wanted
Client: You obviously know nothing about editing, I’ll do this myself if you can’t understand something as basic as upping the brightness
I had barely started so it wasn’t really anything awful, I simply asked he not use the project file I made and he agreed. A few days later I decide to check his channel to see if he made his footage brighter.
Apparently, the moron wanted lens flares.