Vincent Laforet Edit Contest Winner Announced!
CHOICE - Aaron Green's Winning Edit:
Many thanks to ALL of you filmmakers who submitted your edits! With 100 submissions that can be viewed here on Vimeo, it was very challenging to select a winner. A huge thank you to Redrock Micro for giving away a Vincent Laforet Indie Filmmaker HDDSLR rig configuration for the "Choice" edit contest!
How did Vincent make his choice? Vincent Laforet comments on selecting Aaron Green's edit to win:
"I was incredibly pleased to see as many entries as we did - and to see so many talented editors put in so much time, energy and creativity into these. It really was a pleasure to look through these and I think it spoke to just how important a part of the filmmaking process the editor is.
It was a very very difficult decision - but I ultimately chose Aaron Green's entry. The edit spoke directly to the power of editing in my opinion - Aaron did a fantastic job of restructuring the scene and emphasizing the best part of each performance. Keep in mind that we never really intended for this to become part of a final edit - our main emphasis during the Creative Live workshop was what was happening BEHIND the cameras, and making sure both the students attending learned something, as well as the thousands that were watching. I knew this - and in fact warned the actors that they would be getting very few takes, and that they were going to be somewhat neglected relative to a normal production. Given these factors - and the fact that many of the students on the crew had never shot as a group, or on a narrative piece - there were definitely some spots that needed to be edited around - and I think Aaron did this very gracefully, and managed to keep me completely engaged - even after having seen this footage time after time again!"
Vincent also selected two runners up. Congratulations to Lawrence Meriwether and Donald Strubler! Watch their "Choice" edits below.
W7's Choice - Laforet Edit Contest by Lawrence Meriwether:
donaldStrubler [CHOICE] laforet | creativeLive edit:@donaldStrubler
We are continually inspired by the creativeLIVE community of filmmakers! YOU are shaping the future of the industry. Thank you again to all of you who participated in this contest!