I’m a Videographer and was hired to edit a music video.
Client: I need this in two months. Is it possible to get this edited for then?
Me: Yeah no problem, that’s plenty of time. I’ll get started on it later this week and should only take two days to edit. I’m working on a project now but let’s schedule a meeting for Tuesday to go over all the details.
I got to work, but had a few things come up. I contacted the client on Monday:
Me: Hey, are we okay to reschedule that meeting to Wednesday morning? I have an emergency on another shoot.
Client: Yes of course no problem.
Wednesday morning at 6 am:
Client: Okay I want my deposit back right now you haven’t even downloaded the footage I sent you.
Me: I’m sorry I don’t fully understand? We were having a meeting today to go over the details so I could begin the editing process?
Client: You are a waste of time, send me back the footage and give me my money back.
Keep in mind he didn’t need it for two months and the edit would have taken 2 days maximum.