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And the award for client with the most unrealistic expectations goes to...

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Damon B Member Since: Apr 11, 2017
1 of 16

**Edited for Community Guidelines**

 

"Looking for serious freelancers only!
Thinking long term not short!

Looking for those that can take raw footage and bring to life! Following our requirements.

Each video complete will be getting paid $10"

 

Talk about wanting a champagne service on a beer budget!

 

Basically, they want you to be a superstar, but you need to be paid dirt.

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Mateo R. S Member Since: Dec 13, 2018
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Take a look at this guy:

1- We are working on a 3D model animation project and we are looking for a professional 3D Animator to work on it.
2- Briefly, the project is about a 3D fitness model shown inside a mobile application and the user can tap on any part of its body to show the exercises needed for this part.
3- A video attached to show a sample of a same application of what we are developing now (iMuscle.mp4).
4- A preview of our 3D model that needs to be animated is attached (b7-3d-model-final.mp4).
5- The 3D model is designed and prepared to be used in Marmoset.
6- The 3D model is already rigged and ready to be animated.
7- No facial animation is required.
8- The final output video for each exercise should show the model in its full textures, suit folds, rendering, shading, and lighting that are shown in the image attached.
9- The final output video for each exercise should have the suit folds (example attached in b7-3d-model-suit-fold.jpg) get stretched and folded according to the exercise motion.
10- The final output video for each exercise should appear very realistic and the motion should be very smoothly.

Terms & Conditions:
1- First, we will need to see 2 videos as a sample, if we approved them, then the designer can continue to work on the rest of the videos.
2- We need the designer to deliver at least 45 per week.
3- If we didn't approve the 2 sample videos and we decided to close the job, WE WILL NOT BE GOING TO PAY FOR THE WORK DONE WE WILL ASK FOR FULL REFUND.
4- After finishing and approving all the videos, the designer should send all the source files plus the videos all together in one downloadable link.

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Mateo R. S Member Since: Dec 13, 2018
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Is it just me or the quality of the job`s have dramatically decreased? 

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Wendy C Member Since: Aug 24, 2015
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Jesús, that joke of a RFP just won the internet's award for best NEVER WORK WITH BUYER.

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Phyllis G Member Since: Sep 8, 2016
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Jesús Mateo R wrote:

Take a look at this guy:

1- We are working on a 3D model animation project and we are looking for a professional 3D Animator to work on it.
2- Briefly, the project is about a 3D fitness model shown inside a mobile application and the user can tap on any part of its body to show the exercises needed for this part.
3- A video attached to show a sample of a same application of what we are developing now (iMuscle.mp4).
4- A preview of our 3D model that needs to be animated is attached (b7-3d-model-final.mp4).
5- The 3D model is designed and prepared to be used in Marmoset.
6- The 3D model is already rigged and ready to be animated.
7- No facial animation is required.
8- The final output video for each exercise should show the model in its full textures, suit folds, rendering, shading, and lighting that are shown in the image attached.
9- The final output video for each exercise should have the suit folds (example attached in b7-3d-model-suit-fold.jpg) get stretched and folded according to the exercise motion.
10- The final output video for each exercise should appear very realistic and the motion should be very smoothly.

Terms & Conditions:
1- First, we will need to see 2 videos as a sample, if we approved them, then the designer can continue to work on the rest of the videos.
2- We need the designer to deliver at least 45 per week.
3- If we didn't approve the 2 sample videos and we decided to close the job, WE WILL NOT BE GOING TO PAY FOR THE WORK DONE WE WILL ASK FOR FULL REFUND.
4- After finishing and approving all the videos, the designer should send all the source files plus the videos all together in one downloadable link.


If we decided to close the job WE WILL SEND A LARGE, MEAN PERSON TO YOUR HOUSE AND HE WILL BEAT YOU WITH A SLIMY CUDGEL UNTIL YOU CRY.

 

For some reason, that whole thing puts me in mind of Monty Python sketches.

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Damon B Member Since: Apr 11, 2017
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Thats nuts
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John K Member Since: Feb 17, 2015
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2- We need the designer to deliver at least 45 per week.

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Renata S Member Since: Jun 10, 2014
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John K wrote:
2- We need the designer to deliver at least 45 per week.

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I noticed that one. That element could elevate this posting from simply over-the-top to physically impossible. Smiley Happy

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Damon B Member Since: Apr 11, 2017
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I wonder if threatening to beat the freelancer if they don't refund is within the TOS.
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Renata S Member Since: Jun 10, 2014
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Jesús Mateo R wrote:

Take a look at this guy:


Terms & Conditions:
1- First, we will need to see 2 videos as a sample, if we approved them, then the designer can continue to work on the rest of the videos.
2- We need the designer to deliver at least 45 per week.
3- If we didn't approve the 2 sample videos and we decided to close the job, WE WILL NOT BE GOING TO PAY FOR THE WORK DONE WE WILL ASK FOR FULL REFUND.
4- After finishing and approving all the videos, the designer should send all the source files plus the videos all together in one downloadable link.


This client is a complete work of art. 

I just noticed something. Condition 1 and Condition 3, when taken together, are a ToS violation. Essentially, they're asking for free samples, because they're refusing to pay if they don't approve your initial work. It was at least a little satisfying to flag it.

But I wish that UpWork had some sort of sanity alert mechanism. It would be nice if they could arrange for flashing yellow lights and air horn sound effects on clients' computers when they post things like that. I think it would be a good thing to get the development team busy with something more useful than the flaming alert that's been happening on the FL search.  



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