Topic: My VA has gone AWOL. What now?
My VA submitted about 2/3rds of his lines and has disappeared. I've animated probably 2 minutes of motion to his voice but now need the last 60 seconds. The last I heard from him was 2 1/2 weeks ago. 20 days. I've sent two overly polite emails and they've gone unanswered.
2 weeks is not a long time really, especially when real life gets in the way of a volunteer hobby project, but I'm starting to wonder how long is long enough, and what do I do then?
Should I wait 4 weeks and then look for a new VA (I'd select one of the failed auditions). Should I wait 4 weeks then send a polite but final ultimatum? Then wait how long after that?
The VA is a sweet fit for the role and I want to credit him for the work he's done so far, but I can't finish my job until he finishes his and I've got two other projects backed up waiting for attention. I can re-cast and keep the footage if the pace is more or less the same.
I'm not stressing too much. I have a lot of post-prod work to do on the 2 minutes I have but - how long is long enough? I want to do the right thing by this guy, and this is a hobby and all. What would you do?