I do a lot of work in video editing for a college. This year some of the Animal Welfare staff had a brainwave to put together a Christmas video featuring animated photos of singing Meerkats. The whole point of the video was to be as cheesy as possible. Fake snow, Santa and Elf hats on the animals, voices tuned to sound like the Chipmunks, the works. After a morning of putting a draft together, I showed the client the first pass.
Client: I like it, but I think you should lose the fake snow and Christmas hats. I prefer to see the natural beauty of the animal.
Me: Well, we’re having them sing a Christmas song like the Chipmunks. It’s not exactly a nature documentary.
Client: Well, put it to a vote with a few other people in the office. See what they think.
Everyone else in the office: Obviously you should go full cheese with the hats and the snow.
To his credit, the boss conceded. Talk about missing the point though.