I know this is a big "it depends" type question but I need a place to start. I have been editing for a few years now but it has always been my own material. A director saw my work and liked it so now I have been asked to edit his 20 min short but I have no idea where to start the price conversation. I know it's not likely that I will get a full "industry standard" rate but I am trying to discover what that is so I can keep things in perspective. The project is HDV and I will be editing in FCP and doing effects work in After Effects for some small muzzle flash type effects. So if you are a professional editor working in the Seattle market how much would you charge to cut a 20 minute HDV mocumentary with some After Effects work?