I’m a Videographer. When I was beginning I shot a video for someone who specialized in building huge tents.
Super nice people, shoot day went well and 4 minute edit was done within a week. It just needed a few amendments – which is when the client became EXTREMELY impossible to contact.
Client: (always) I’ll get back to you tomorrow morning.
He never did.
That’s not really so bad but this guy made us re-edit amendments NINE TIMES as well as being impossible to get hold of, so he was asking for amendments and they would be ready the next day and you just wouldn’t hear from him for over a month and it was every. Single. Time.
Luckily I took a 50% deposit but it took him 7 months to finally pay. After that job I put in my contract that you can only have 3 amendment returns and they have to pay within a 10-day period after initial completion. I haven’t had a problem since.