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2019 Trailer Editing Contest – You Choose the Winner!

Hello fellow editors!

It’s been a crazy year so far but we couldn’t let any more time go by without our annual trailer editing contest. As you know,  each year students of The Art of Trailer Editing have the opportunity to submit their cuts to see who can create the best trailer using the footage, music and sound design provided with the course.

A big thank you to everyone who entered. This time, it was especially tough narrowing the field to only three. We saw a lot of awesome sound design work and really interesting takes on the story. Also, we were very happy to see a handful of students submitting revised cuts from previous years. The improvements were noticeable.

So, if you didn’t make it into the final round this time don’t get discouraged – JUST KEEP CUTTING. We may sound like a broken record but you WILL get better!

Here’s a quick recap of the judging criteria:

  1. Clear & engaging storytelling
  2. Effective use of sound design
  3. Compelling music selection & editing
  4. Level of editorial polish
  5. Overall emotional impact

And this year’s finalists are…

  • Jeremy Pitard
  • Marko Majo
  • Alex Kenny

Now, its up to YOU to choose the Grand Prize winner!  

Watch each trailer below and select your favorite using the survey at the bottom. They are labeled A, B and C in no particular order as we want them to remain anonymous for fair judging.

Finalist A

Finalist B

Finalist C

Choose your favorite trailer

  • Trailer B (38%, 232 Votes)
  • Trailer A (36%, 220 Votes)
  • Trailer C (26%, 161 Votes)

Total Voters: 611

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Voting will close on Thursday, October 17th at 11:59pm Pacific Time. The winner will be announced via email on Friday, October 18th.

We’ll be offering them the chance to be featured in an exclusive article on this blog, with a link back to their portfolio, business, IMDB page, whatever you like! They will also get to choose one of the three prize packages below:

Prize Package #A: (2) Mackie Studio Monitor, 8-inch MR824 (prize value $537.00)

Prize Package #B: (2) G-Technology 10TB G-DRIVE USB-C USB 3.1 Gen 1 Desktop External Hard Drive (prize value $599.90)

Prize Package #C: (1) $500 gift card to the vendor of your choice: Amazon, B&H Photo or Adorama

Good luck to all 3 finalists!

If you’re interested in learning more about The Art of Trailer Editing and would like to be eligible to compete in our next contest, sign up below. We’ll send you 3 sample videos with details on how to enroll in the course.

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