Boy! What a Girl! is a “race” film starring comedy star Tim Moore - the Kingfish in the television series Amos ‘n Andy. Watch Dar500′s 5 minute edit of Boy! What a Girl! at 90to5 or on youtube. Editor on the original movie was Jack Kemp. Enjoy
The Jackie Robinson Story (1950) is a biographical film starring the baseball legend as himself. Enjoy Maddie Stam’s edit of The Jackie Robinson Story at 90to5 or on youtube. Editor on the original movie was Arthur H. Nadel.
Audience of One (2007) is a documentary that chronicles the making of “Gravity: The Shadow of Joseph” (a movie yet to be finished) …masterly 90to5′d by Neofeopeo: Enjoy the 90to5 edit of Audience of One at 90to5 or on youtube!
Editor on the original feature was Kyle Henry. “Star Wars meets The Ten Commandments”
Enjoy Dustin Carltons five minute edit of Gangster Story at 90to5 or on youtube!
Gangster Story was Walter Matthau’s directorial debut and also the last film he directed. That says something about the commercial success of this feature… but, it works very well as 5 minute edit! Thanks Dustin!
Editor on the original feature was Radley Metzger.
Yay! This is the first edit submitted for the 2014 challenge – we welcome back Neofeopeo with his 5 minute version of this horror classic from 1988! Enjoy Hellbound: Hellraiser II by Neofeopeo at 90to5.org or on the 90to5 youtube channel. Editor on the original movie (also available on youtube) was Richard Marden. Great stuff! Nothing for the faint of heart, though…
World Cup’s over? …not the Editing World Cup!!! The 90to5 Editing Challenge 2014 opens it’s doors to all editors and their feature->short edits.
This is how it works:
Edit a feature length movie (50+ minutes) down to (between 1 and) 5 minutes!
Option – A: edit a feature down to 5 minutes, staying true to the original story, distilling the very essence (Best Edit Award)
Option – B: create a very different short film from the original feature – e.g. turn a horror flick into a love story, kind of like The Shining trailer recut or those trailer examples. But for 90to5 it will be a short film of course, not a trailer! In order to achieve such a bending of the story, you are allowed change or add (rights free) audio/footage/effects (Fun Edit Award)
Btw, our new sponsor – pond5 will hand over a $25 voucher to the first 10 editors submitting their edit.
We are sooo looking forward to the new round of edits! Happy Editing
To make it even more fun for you to edit, we allow for more movies this time around…
1. Of course you can still go for one of the classics in the Public Domain.
Here are a couple of links we found pointing to those flicks:
wikipedia list of public domain movies
IMDb list of movies in the public domain
The Internet Archive
Public Domain Flicks
However, there are plenty more sources – google is your friend
If you want to check public domain status in the US, this search form search formis pretty useful.
2. Another option is the Creative Commons. There are quite a few big-hearted filmmakers around these days, offering free access to their great art.
Here is a list including feature films: Movies under Creative Commons
3. And here comes the added option: the official Free Youtube Movies at https://www.youtube.com/movies – if you are outside the US, you might get redirected to something like https://www.youtube.com/user/YouTubeMoviesWW. (Keep in mind we need English audio or at least English subtitles).
The list looks somewhat like this – and it’s only the first few pages. So there is plenty to choose from. We encourage you to buy the DVD of the title you are going to edit. And make sure you don’t use the ones that have a price tag.
Copyright and Fair Use
A couple of words about how we came to this decision – other than that “the more movies, the more fun”.
Copyright is a big issue and we don’t want you and us to get sued. But we figured that the freely available movies are probably not very likely to get sold as dvds or other means of purchase any more. That is why production companies and their licensees post them for free with advertisements shown every 10-15 minutes to still generate a little bit of income. So if we upload your edits on youtube and allow those production companies to put ads in front of the 90to5 edits, they should be satisfied with the additional cash. 90to5 editors can enjoy the added source materials and viewers can enjoy the larger variety of edits. We hope this works out and everybody will be happy!
Still, we want to stress that there is a higher risk of one of those edits being taken down by the rights holder (compared to PD and CC). So choose wisely
You might think “Fair Use” applies to all 90to5 edits, as they are made for educational purposes – to improve and discuss editing skills. Unfortunately, not all countries have “Fair Use” in their regulations and on platforms like youtube it’s sometimes hard to enforce: Read this story about one of the best examples of Fair Use.
This is just to say we have to keep an eye on this and be aware that we might have to apply changes if we are asked to do so.
…but now it’s time to prepare those scissors – happy choosing and editing
Up and running :) All edits from the 2012 and 2013 challenges are on the 90to5 Youtube Channel. This is to have another way of watching our editor’s awesome edits (probably a bit faster than on our server, too ;)) and to share them more easily with your friends. We will continue to post the 2014′s competition edits on Youtube as well as on 90to5.org.
Interestingly, even though most entries were in the Public Domain in the United States, we received quite a few content ID claims on Youtube. Unfortunetely, two edits were blocked globally immediately, so they are not available to watch on Youtube anymore. For the other cases the rights holders were happy to put an advert in front of the edits, so we can still show them.
In case you were wondering why your edit is not on youtube or has an ad in front of it, now you know.
Btw, we will open to submissions starting July 20th 2014
Stay tuned for more exciting news