So I don't know if this should be a concern, but it drives me crazy personally.
So you've mixed your film and everything sounds great. It's a low budget short intended for the festival circuit and online viewing, so you assume at some point someone will watch it in headphones. You put on headphones to check the mix and "WHOA!" Everything is out of balance. All the backgrounds seem way too loud. All the footsteps that you mixed in tastefully are distracting. And all your pan automation seems 100% more dramatic than you thought you mixed it....etc!
Is this a common thing for you guys? Things that I mix in my studio translate well outside my studio, but could it be a calibration issue or something? Maybe I'm just crazy?
I'd love any advice you guys can give me...
Thanks everyone, I REALLY appreciate it!