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Poll: You Choose the Winner of the 2018 FEP Trailer Editing Contest!

Hello fellow editors! We were thrilled to receive over 30 entries from students trying to see who could cut the best trailer using the footage, music and sound design provided with The Art of Trailer Editing training course.

Here’s a 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

Thank you to all the students who entered, including those who submitted last year and worked hard to improve their cut! The team had another very tough time picking the top three as there were so many interesting and unique variations to choose from.

So, drum roll please…this year’s finalists are:

  • Brian Barber
  • J. Martin Tellez
  • Jeremy Pitard

Now it’s time for 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 wish them to remain anonymous for fair judging.

Finalist A

Finalist B

Finalist C

Choose your favorite trailer

  • Trailer C (43%, 656 Votes)
  • Trailer B (35%, 527 Votes)
  • Trailer A (22%, 326 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,509

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Voting will close on Friday, August 17th at 11:59pm Pacific Time. The winner will be notified by email and announced here on the blog on Monday, August 20th.

The winner is going to have their choice of 3 prize packages.

Prize Package #A: (2) Dell Computer Ultrasharp U2415 24.0-Inch Screen LED Monitors (prize value $459.98)

Prize Package #B: (2) Mackie MR mk3 Series MR8mk3 8-Inch 2-Way Powered Studio Monitors (prize value $399.98)

Prize Package #C: (2) G-Technology G-DRIVE USB 3.0 6TB External Hard Drives (prize value $379.90)

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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  1. First off, I applaud all 3 trailers in the competition. But A and C were the two that stood out the most after watching them back to back. I voted for C because it was the most impactful, creatively and technically in the shortest amount of time. However, A started off the best, and was editorially more creative than the rest but once the music changed in 2nd half it went south. The 2nd choice of music didn’t continue to build the tension, it changed the tone that didn’t match the footage and the chapter title screens were HORRIBLE. By the end, it felt like two different editors worked on the cut. It was also the longest of the 3 and it felt like it. I really liked the 1st half the BEST but the 2nd killed it.
    Congratulations to all finalist!

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