Welcome to the 90to5 Editing Challenge

The 90to5 Editing Challenge is all about the art & fun of film editing. We encourage you to take part in our contest to polish you editing skills, have fun, learn and teach

Cut a 90 minute feature down to 5

We dare you to edit a full feature length movie down to 5 minutes… without losing the essence of the story! Basically, you create a short film using material provided by the 90 minute feature (Best Edit Award).
Or create a totally new story from the original footage for the Fun Edit Award.

It’s as easy as falling off a log

1. Pick your favorite movie
2. Start up the editing software of your choice and cut away…
3. Upload your masterpiece ’til October 25th 2015!

Watch last year’s edits to get inspired

Quite a couple of awesome edits can be found at 90to5.org or at our youtube channel. Notice the differences in movies that have been edited multiple times.

The 90to5 team

PS: We also put together a little FAQ. If you have any other questions or suggestions (e.g. a link to an awesome tutorial page) drop us a line.

One technique to improve your edits

Some very useful editing tips, especially how to get the footage down to size… also citing Steve Audette: “The mind cannot absorb what the butt cannot endure!” 😀

Jonny Elwyn reveals an often overlooked aspect of editing that has the power to make your work much more effective.

Source: RedShark News – One technique to improve your edits

Press to Play!

Wooohooo! It’s time again to push those buttons on your keyboard that turn footage into art!
New to the challenge? Here is how it’s done:

1. Choose movie
2. Check specs and edit vigorously down to 5 minutes
3. Submit award winning edit (by October 25th 2015) & win cool stuff

…looking forward to your awesome edits – have fun!
the 90to5ers

PS: After submitting it takes a couple of days for your edit to show up at 90to5.org

90to5 Editing Challenge 2015 coming soon

Hey there beloved editors!

This is just to let you know we are back on track for the 90to5 Editing Challenge 2015. We have been bustling for a couple of weeks now, still talking to sponsors and preparing other things (if you have a rich uncle who always wanted see his name/logo on some web banners, let us know). However, it shouldn’t be too long until our call for entries goes out… thinking about 1. of August 2015.
As always, if you have ideas on how to improve the challenge – let us know.
We are very excited about this year’s event and look forward to another bunch of awesome edits!

Stay tuned – we’ll keep you updated on challenge.90to5.org, facebook.com/90to5EditingChallenge and twitter.com/90to5 😀

90to5 Editing Awards Announced!

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90to5 Editing Awards 2014 annoucned!

Dear 90to5 Editors,

The decisions our great jury had to take where incredibly tough this year! So don’t be disappointed if your name is not on the list – we would have needed way more awards to give to all those outstanding edits! Congratulations to everybody who took part this year, and of course to this year’s winners: http://90to5.org/winners-2014/
Thank you so much again to all 90to5 editors and enjoy the festive season! Keep editing, rocking and ’til next year 😀

The 90to5ers

Watching and voting time!

i didnt vote once it was horrible
Grumpy Cat says: I didnt vote once it was horrible

Dear 90to5 Editors,

Thank you once more for your awesome edits this year! Even though it is a lot of fun, 56 edits is a lot to watch for you (choosing the Editor’s Pick Award) as well as the jury determining the Best Edit Awards and the Fun Edit Award. Now the jury needs a little bit more time to thoroughly consider every edit. And it looks like the Editor’s Pick Award can use a few more votes too, in order to yield solid results.
I know most of you are curious and so are we. But the 90to5 editors as well as the jurors have busy lives (some even as professional editors) besides watching and voting for the 90to5 Editing Challenge. That’s why we have to postpone the voting deadline to December 15, 2014. Sorry and thanks for understanding!
Enjoy some Christmas cookies while watching another few 90to5 edits 😀

The 90to5ers

Watching and voting time!

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watch and vote at 90to5.org

Kudos to all 90to5 editors! They were very busy this year and edited 56 movies altogether – but not only the quantity but also the quality and variety of the edits submitted is stunning! So thanks again to all the editors – you will be asked via e-mail to decide about the Editor’s Pick Award. Editors as well as everybody else (tell your friends!) is welcome to watch and rate at 90to5.org to determine the Audience Award. Here is a list of all the awesome entries in 2014. Klick, watch and scroll down to give star ratings…

Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988), Neofeopeo

Gangster Story (1959), Dustin Carlton

Audience for One (2007), Neofeopeo

The Jackie Robinson Story (1950) Maddie Stam

A Twist of Sand (1968), Rory Edwards

The Hitch-Hiker (1953), DMWaveFire

Boy! What a Girl (1947), Dar500

Salt of the Earth (1954), Neofeopeo

The Flying Deuces (1939), Nikhil Choudhary

30 Miles (2004), AB_Edits

Iqbal (2005), ghoshrati

A Boy and His Dog, (1975), Rushad Patel

Dil Se.. (1998), Dhanush Paramesh

The Kid (1921), Shelby W.

Farewell to Space Battleship Yamato (1978), Joe

Nosferatu (1922), Ryan Alm

The Kid (1921), Ryan Alm

Citizen Kane (1941), Ryan Alm

The Last Man on Earth (1964), Massimo Salesi

The Great Dictator (1940), Ryan Alm

Battleship Potemkin (1925), Carolina F. Mondelo

The Lady Says No (1951), ktotheile

Visioneers (2008), brianjharmon

Ninja in the Dragon’s Den (1982), TreRichardson4

Lady Gangster (1942), PASheargold

Night of the Living Dead (1968), Chloe White

Night of the Living Dead (1968), Ernest

Solaris (1972), Michela Sabatini

House on Haunted Hill (1959), Julija Proskurina

Metropolis (1927), TizianaF

Virus (1980), Naid

Plan 9 Outer Space (1959), warriorrenaud

Stalker (1979), SkorAlex

Metropolis (1927), Juke777

The Little Princess (1939), Binoj

Cyrano de Bergerac (1950), Ladan Baylis

Carnival of Souls (1962), mmbarajas

The 39 Steps (1935), JMMaza

The Lady Vanishes (1938), Chryssa Kaloumenou

The Little Shop of Horrors (1960), Juro Oravec

American Ninja 2 (1987), Tim Ackelmire

Teenage Zombies (1960), Tim Ackelmire

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920), Melinda Childs

Royal Wedding (1951), Borys Dubianski

Telephone Operator (1937), Binoj

Quicksand (1950), PASheargold

The Stange Love of Martha Ivers (1946), John Melmoth

Breakin’ (1984), John Nelson

Nosferatu (1922), James Russell

Cyrano de Bergarac (1950), borginla

And There Were None (1945), Brandon Clasen

Woman on the Run (1950), Neofeopeo

Night of the Living Dead (1968), The Wad

Battleship Potemkin (1925), Beegle

The Lady Vanishes (1938), Steven Wong Jr

Demon Island (2002), Tim Ackelmire


Deadline for voting for Audience Award and Editor’s Pick Award is December 9, 2014. Thanks again everybody for your awesome edits! Enjoy watching & voting! 😀

The 90to5ers

Battleship Vanishes of Living Island

Oh no – the last four edits for this season :( …enjoy the hell out of them 😀


Night of the Living Dead (1968)

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Night of the Living Dead 90to5’d by The Wad

Night of the Living Dead is by far the most popular movie for editing from 90 to 5 – a whopping 9 edits so far! Enjoy The Wad’s 5 minute edit of Night of the Living Dead at 90to5 or on youtube. 😀  Editor on the original movie was the director himself George A. Romero.



Battleship Potemkin (1925)

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Battleship Potemkin 90to5’d by Beegle

This is another great edit of Battleship Potemkin (1925), the influential masterpiece by Sergej Eisenstein. Enjoy Beegle’s 5 minute edit of Battleship Potemkin at 90to5 or on youtube. 😀  The original movie was edited by Sergei M. Eisenstein and Grigori Aleksandrov.



The Lady Vanishes (1951)

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The Lady Vanishes 90to5’d by Steven Wong Jr

One more great edit of Alfred Hitchcock’s The Lady Vanishes by 90to5 veteran Steven: Enjoy Steven Wong Jr’s 5 minute edit of The Lady Vanishes at 90to5 or on youtube.  😀   Editor on the original movie was R.E. Dearing.



Demon Island (2002) aka Pinata Survival Island

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Demon Island 90to5’d by Tim Ackelmire

Last, but not least – Demon Island, also called Piñata: Survival Island, is a 2002 horror film starring Nicholas Brendon and Jaime Pressley. Enjoy Tim Ackelmire’s 5 minute edit of Demon Island at 90to5 or on youtube.  😀 The original movie was edited by Guy W. Cearley.