I’m editing another video for a repeat client, who always has intricate notes. It usually takes 4-5 versions before he’s satisfied. This was his reply 4 days after the first cut I sent him.
Client: Hey! Sorry! I haven’t had a chance to watch it yet. I’ve been suuuuper busy. Anyway, I’m going to go ahead and tell the office this’ll be ready by Wednesday (6 days). Think you’ll be done by then?
Me: You haven’t given me your notes yet therefore I don’t know how long it will take to incorporate them.
Client: Right. I hear ya. I’ll send them first thing tomorrow morning.
Me: I also need the voice over tracks, music, and graphics you wanted to use.
Client: I’m out of town for a conference. So busy, lol. I’ll get those to you when I get home Monday. In the meantime I’m gonna go ahead and tell the office we’re releasing the video on Wednesday, that way we can start promoting. You keep working on it. How’s the 2nd draft coming?
Me: I’m waiting for you.
No response. I have a feeling next week is going to be garbage.