I'm editing a music video for a band (about 100 hours so far at $0/hr) and feel like I need some tips from the professional community in regards to the actual collaboration part. I think it's safe to say the video won't be sweeping the oscars, but I'm looking for lessons from this experience. Sorry if this gets too whiney, but the following issues are quite frustrating to me and I was wondering if you guys/girls can relate:
1- my friend is in the band, makes saying "no" a little awkward
2 -they shot the footage themselves, but its very amateur (even to me). Lots of shaky cam, poor blocking, mostly one take, etc etc etc
3- all the footage is green screen, making all backgrounds and animations to be done post production and...
4- they expected it to be done really fast despite all the stabilization, effects and animations that had to be done in post production
5- despite poor quality of their footage, the lead members consider themselves experts because they took a video class
6- band insists on putting end credits at the end of the video. Not necessarily a no-no, but it seems like they really just want their names on the screen ("Directed by Dave, Produced by Dave, Written and conceived by Dave, etc)
7- feedback is ambiguous ("more stuff please") and delayed: first rough cut meets their approval. Two weeks later, they want the exact same thing completely changed.
So any thoughts? Anything helps, even critiques of me!
Thanks in advance...