I filmed a promo video for a client’s nightclub. He wanted it ASAP so I filmed it in a day, edited it, and sent the first draft the day after. Despite saying he needed it IMMEDIATELY, it took him three days to look at it.
Client: I don’t like the music. Can you use this instead?
He sends me a famous, top 40 dance hit.
Me: I’m afraid you can’t use that. Even if it’s a short clip, it’s copyrighted and both Youtube and Facebook would block it. Here’s a list of royalty-free music you can use.
Five days later:
Client: I like this one.
He sends me a video that’s an entire playlist of royalty-free music.
Me: Great! Now, which song exactly did you want?
It takes him a week to respond.
Client: Oh! I like the one at minute 20. Use that.
I turn it around immediately, and send him the new draft.
Another week later:
Client: please go ahead with the first song you sent.
Again, he said he needed this video “urgently.”