Hi guys, I really hope any of you can help me as I've run into a problem with a job I've been doing over the last 3 weeks. I've recently had one of my first concept job's for a film and was commissioned to do a couple of portraits along with a series of storyboards. When the 2 images were complete, I meet with the director to discuss the storyboards and received payment for the images however he felt one image in particular needed a few adjustments. These were only small and was no problem but these changes continued over the next 5 or so days and became quite major. As any normal person would do I then proceeded to ask for a fee based on the 2 days I had spent making changes that were not in the original brief. He then responded with the most ridiculous allegory I've ever heard, saying he commissioned a portrait which I had not delivered and was like
“If you go into a restaurant and are not happy with the food or service you are notobliged to pay.”
Is this attitude common in the world of concept art and if so is there anyway of protecting myself from it in the future? Thankfully in this case I have been paid for the original contract but there will be more work from this guy and I need to lay down the law next time I see him.
Thanks in advance for any feedback.