A promotional video that I created for The Civil War Chronicles. The client needed a video that would showcase a giveaway. I was looking for something that would be cool yet have an old-fashioned treatment.
While I typically don’t like rush jobs this one is not bad. Building on a cool foundation this Adobe After Effects project came together quite nicely. I had a little issue with the text being on black around the 40-second mark but I did not fix it and just let it slide.
That’s the funny thing about my work these days. Years ago I would labor over making everything absolutely perfect. I would toil over what to do and spend more time tweaking little items that no one, well other than a video professional or a hawk-eyed viewer would notice.
This alone allowed me to move forward and make progress on what really matters. Which in my opinion is creating more work to move the ball down the field. Don’t get me wrong, you need to fix glaring mistakes and if something is blatantly out of wack I would never leave it in there. There are of course exceptions to this rule of mine.
The Picky Client (not this client lol)
Every once in a while I get what I will call a picky client. This client is by no means “A picky client. Actually, they are fantastic on every level. What I mean and to expand on that a little more what I mean is that certain clients are askholes. Yes that is correct Ask…Holes. These are the clients that continuously ask if you can move an image here an image there, can you make the font bigger smaller then bigger again. They also have a tendency to go directly back to the very first thing I suggest which you would think would solidify trust, however, this is never the case with these clients. More so than anything I always try to relate that’s spending a considerable amount of time moving text and imagery around is very expensive for them.
I will say that it after you explain that and the client still wants to pay for it you simply shut your mouth and do your work. It’s definitely not worth it, and I’m honestly saying this not to be a jerk but to say it how it is.