I was filming a music video for a client and when I had a first cut ready I sent it to him. He emailed me back.
Client: It looks OK but you made me look fat. Like I’m not that fat in real life. Re-edit this until I look normal.
Being fairly new to paid film work I complied. Re-edited from the ground up and emailed it back to him.
Client: Do you hate me or something? YOU make me look so fat.
Me: I’m just using standard angles and shots. I’m sorry but this is not my fault.
Client: You’re an asshole. Photoshop my gut out or I’m not paying you.
Editor’s note: all bodies are beautiful. Not all clients are.