A client had two minutes of footage of a crowded beach for a commercial, with more than 20 people walking around, swimming, and sunbathing, with umbrellas, towels and other stuff littering the sand.

Client: We decided that the beach should be empty, so we need you to delete everything in the scene except the sand and the sea.

Me: Wouldn’t it be easier to go there again and shoot it while no one is there?

Client: No we need this right now.