Irregular Meditations

From the Mind of Mister Jones

March 15th, 2010

“You did the commercial all wrong! I know I didn’t give you a script or direction, but this is not what I had in mind at all. Redo the commercial.”

Sure, maybe if I guess your brain again I might be in the ballpark.

March 9th, 2010

“I paid for this commercial, I’ll read what I want”

I actually had a client hand me a script that was so bad (and had no mention of the business name until the end of the script) that I had to speak up and “suggest” changes to this 1st grade written script. The client then said, “I paid for this commercial, I’ll read what I want.”

March 8th, 2010

“Go ahead and shoot the commercial, and let me see how you edit it and then I’ll send you a script.”

I actually had a client tell this to my co-worker. He seriously thought that if we shot something, put a few edits together and exported a :30 commercial of nothing, he could write a script based on the edits.

March 4th, 2010

“I told the client we’d have something today. Here is the script. How fast can you turn this around today?”

How bad do you want the spot to suck?