LaCie Epic Editing Challenge
Are you an epic film editor?
MacBook Pro + more!

Due September 1st, 2018 - Prove your editing skills by taking the Epic Editing Challenge. Cut a scene using the scripts and dailies from two film scenes for a chance to win awesome swag from a prize pool worth over $10,000.

Here’s how to submit your entry:

- Sign up for COLLECTIVE
- Download the provided scripts and dailies (available from July 28)
- Edit the footage into a final scene (you can choose to work on one or both scenes)
- Submit each edit as a contest entry (only submit one version of each scene)
- Promote your submission to earn public votes for a chance to win the Audience Award (note: Sven and Kris will review all eligible submissions and select one Grand Prize Winner and three Runners up. The public vote and Audience Award is separate from this).

Sven’s scene is taken from the independent drama The Ever After, which premiered at the 2014 Los Angeles Film Festival. The scene takes place in a hotel room and is technically very simple but will require creative editing to bring out the story. Yes, there is a script—but the dailies show a highly improvised scene, which gives you freedom to shape the arc!

Kris’s scene is a vignette taken from his short Timeless. The scene tells the story of a man reuniting with his car in an abandoned Sicilian factory. In his eyes, the car is as clean as the first time he drove it years ago. With this in mind, the challenge is to highlight those memories with the cuts and pacing. Anything can happen! You have the creative freedom to do something entirely different with the scene.

In selecting the Grand Prize and Runners-up Prize winners, the Resident Pros will be looking for submissions that excel at storytelling, technical execution, transitions, uniqueness and overall engagement.

In preparing for your submission, they encourage you to check out Kris and Sven's YouTube channels. In their most recent uploads, they discuss the contest and share tips on how to cut with story in mind as well as how to manage and organize footage for editing.

Click the link below for Official Rules and more details.


Grand Prize:
- Macbook Pro Touchbar
- LaCie 2big Dock 20TB
- LaCie DJI CoPilot
- Annual Filmstro (premium) License
- Adobe Creative Cloud (12-month) License

Three Runners-up Prizes:
- LaCie DJI CoPilot
- Annual Filmstro (premium) License

Audience Award Prizes:
- LaCie 2Big Dock 20TB
- Annual Filmstro (premium) License

Open only to members of the LaCie Collective Program (It's free to register), who are legal residents of United States, UK, France, Germany and Netherlands.


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