To celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Premiere Pro, Adobe recently launched a video editing contest called “Make the Cut.” Here’s the official announcement:
“We’re offering you a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to cut a video for “Believer,” the new hit single by mega-band Imagine Dragons. In an industry first, Imagine Dragons is offering fans full access to their creative license so you can edit your version of the music video using Premiere Pro CC. The Grand Prize winner of the contest will receive $25,000.”
Challenge accepted. I got to work immediately and submitted my version of the music video within a week.
The deadline has passed and finalists have been selected. As you can guess, I didn’t make the Top 25. I did, however, pick up some new editing tricks from this interesting experience. Overall, it was a great opportunity to put my storytelling skills to use. Not the best…but not the worst?? Feel free to check out my edit HERE (*update: due to copyright, I had to re-upload the video without the song).