When I was a student in college I was contracted by a company to film and edit a video. The pay was only $200, but I agreed because I needed the money.
To do the job, I took pro equipment to several locations, setting up, tearing down, and taking responsibility for all transport. I spent hours editing the video. I sent frequent updates to the client throughout the process. Despite my best efforts, they kept asking for major revisions at every turn.
Client: Can you add this footage to the video?
I found a way to make it work and edited the video numerous times to meet their needs. I sent it to them and they were impressed… for five minutes, when they asked me to try something else entirely.
Client: Can you just try-
Me: I’m sorry, but we’re well past reasonable expectations for revisions based on this budget. Any additional adjustments will require additional pay.
Magically, the video was perfect and needed no further corrections.