Hey last August I shot my first short film in HD on mini-dv tapes. The shoot didn't go as well as I like, but all the script was shot and I think it can be salvaged. I was looking for an editor most of late last year (I was looking for someone to work for free.) In Jan found someone. He spent the past five months working on it, swearing to me that he was almost finished with the film and then told he hasn't been working on it at all and has been in hospital most of the time(I have no idea why he did this).
My question is what to do next. I'm thinking about getting the film edited professional. It will be a ten minute short film. What should I be excepting to pay? money very tight at the minute. Or should I try to get it done for free again? (I'm very hesitant about doing this after what happen.) Any advice or thoughts I really would welcome them. Thank you.