Client: I want you to do a 3-minute animation for my website. It’s okay if it’s in Flash. How much is that?
Me: That depends, what did you have in mind exactly?
Client: Well, I don’t know. It depends on how much it costs.
Me: The price depends on how complex the designs are, if there is any level of interactivity, if I have to get licensed music, if there is voiceover, etc.
Client: I’m just asking how much 3 minutes of animation is. I don’t know what I want.
Me: Well, the most basic designs start at $3,000 and more complex designs are upwards of $20,000.
Client: WHAT? I thought it would be like $100. I told you, you can do it in Flash.
Me: That’s how much Flash animation costs.
Client: Bullshit. I know Flash does all the animation for you.
An "if it's so easy then do it yourself" moment from the Clients From Hell archives.