I was doing music and sound for an advertisement for a company that sold musical instruments. We filmed the video, but I hadn’t had a chance to do any mixing or overdubbing at all yet, since the main client wanted to approve the video first. All the audio they heard was the actual audio in the room.
At the start of the meeting where my clients were first viewing the video, I reminded them of this. However, one of the big shots showed up late.
Client: (1) It’s really nice. Looks great!
Client: (2) Umm, yeah… <gives a little smirk>. I’ve done music long enough, but even an untrained eye would pick up on this. It’s pretty obvious that the guy is overdubbed and what he is playing is not the actual audio. It needs to be cleaned up
Me: Actually, no audio work has been done yet. What you were hearing was the mic in the room and that is actually him playing
Client: (2) …Yeah, like I said.