So I recently shot a music vid. The singer's a nice guy, very generous, makes good music and was happy to do this. Vid is here:
However, he and I had major creative differences. Specifically, I wanted to do something quite sharp and more narrative-driven whereas he wanted a vid with a touch of the 60s and loads of fades, long hair, floral dress etc... As he was the singer and a very nice guy (and I was eating the lunch he paid for) I thought I'd give him what he wants although I retained a second cut I want to use for my website.
But where do you draw the line if you believe you have a significantly better idea? Do you argue, yell, make faces etc...? Do you push desperately hard for what you want or do you just point out what you believe is right and let the talent (who is ultimately paying for stuff) do what they want.
How do you manage it?