Bound

Enjoy Ramanjeet Singh’s 5 minute edit of Bound at 90to5 or on youtube 🙂

Bound is a 1996 American neo-noir crime thriller film written and directed by The Wachowskis. Bound was the first film directed by the Wachowskis, and they took inspiration from Billy Wilder to tell a noir story filled with sex and violence. Financed by Dino De Laurentiis, the film was made on a tight budget with the help of frugal crew members including cinematographer Bill Pope. The directors initially struggled to cast the lesbian characters of Violet and Corky before securing Tilly and Gershon. To choreograph the sex scenes, the directors employed “sex educator” Susie Bright, who also made a cameo appearance in the film.
Bound received positive reviews from film critics who praised the humor and style of the directors as well as the realistic portrayal of a lesbian relationship in a mainstream film. Detractors of the film criticized the excessive violence and superficiality of the plot. The film won several festival awards.
Editor on the original was Zach Staenberg.

Debbie Does Dallas

Enjoy The Wad’s 5 minute edit of Debbie Does Dallas at 90to5 or on youtube 🙂

Debbie Does Dallas is a 1978 pornographic film starring Bambi Woods. The film was highly successful, selling 50,000 copies when it made it to videotape, making it the most successful video release of a porn film in its time. It is regarded as one of the most important releases during the so-called “Golden Age of Porn”, and remains one of the best-known pornographic films. Editor on the original was Hals Liptus.

This edit is going to be outside the competition, as The Wad helped us here at the challenge. Thanks for creating this edit in addition to your efforts at 90to5! It’s hilarious! 😀

The Killer Shrews

Enjoy DirectorCM’s 5 minute edit of The Killer Shrews at 90to5 or on youtube 🙂

The Killer Shrews is a 1959 science fiction film directed by Ray Kellogg. It was filmed outside of Dallas, Texas back-to-back with The Giant Gila Monster by producers Ken Curtis and Gordon McLendon. The film was shot outside of Dallas, Texas. The special effects were provided by first-time director Kellogg, who served as the head of Twentieth Century-Fox’s special effects department throughout most of the 1950s.[1] Close-ups of the shrews were filmed using hand puppets, and for the wider shots, coonhounds were costumed as the shrews. Editor on the original was Aaron Stell.

The Seventh Seal

Enjoy Shay J. Katz’s 5 minute edit of The Seventh Seal at 90to5 or on youtube 🙂 (If the video doesn’t play on youtube, check it out on vimeo)
The Seventh Seal (Swedish: Det sjunde inseglet) is a 1957 Swedish drama-fantasy film written and directed by Ingmar Bergman. Set in Sweden during the Black Death, it tells of the journey of a medieval knight (Max von Sydow) and a game of chess he plays with the personification of Death (Bengt Ekerot), who has come to take his life. Bergman developed the film from his own play Wood Painting. Editor on the original was Lennart Wallén.

Carnival of Souls

Enjoy Rick Medina’s 5 minute edit of Carnival of Souls at 90to5 or on youtube 🙂
Carnival of Souls is a 1962 American independent horror film starring Candace Hilligoss. The film was produced and directed by Herk Harvey for an estimated $33,000. Today it is regarded as a cult classic. It has been cited as an important influence on the films of both David Lynch and George A. Romero. Editors on the original were Bill de Jarnette, Dan Palmquist and Herbert L. Strock. You can also watch the full length version of Carnival of Souls on youtube.

Five Minutes To Live

Enjoy Dustin Carlton’s 5 minute edit of Five Minutes to Live at 90to5 or on youtube 🙂
Five Minutes to Live is a 1961 American neo noir crime film. It was re-titled Door-to-Door Maniac for a re-release in 1966. The film stars Johnny Cash and Cay Forrester, who wrote the screenplay and whose husband, Ludlow Flower, produced.
Five Minutes to Live was one of only two theatrical film roles Cash performed on-screen in his career (A Gunfight, ten years later, was the other). Editor on the original was Donald Nosseck. You can also watch the full length version of Five Minutest to Live on youtube.

Greed

The first edit in 2016, yay! Enjoy Nikola Opacic’s 5 minute edit of Greed at 90to5 or on youtube 🙂
Greed is a 1924 American silent film, written and directed by Erich von Stroheim and based on the 1899 Frank Norris novel McTeague. Stroheim shot more than 85 hours of footage and obsessed over accuracy during the filming. Greed was a critical and financial failure upon its initial release, but by the 1950s it began to be regarded as one of the greatest films ever made; filmmakers and scholars have praised it for its influence on subsequent films. Editors on the many different versions of the original movie include Joseph Farnham, Glenn Morgan , Rex Ingram , June Mathis , Erich von Stroheim , Grant Whytock. You can also watch full movie version of Greed on youtube.

Inside The Edit

Hi beloved editors – we’re still talking to some possible sponsors, but we’re going to introduce the one’s confirmed here to get up the excitement 😀

Paddy Bird donates a couple of yearly and monthly subscriptions of his creative editing course “Inside The Edit” to our winners. Thanks heaps Paddy! (challenge.90to5.org/awards)

Check out this video to see what you can learn:

“Editors learn in isolation and pick up the hundreds of skills and techniques needed over many years of analysis and self teaching. The Inside The Edit course is the first time that the secrets of the edit suite have been available to the public, as most of our content has never been written down before.
Our tutorials are a mix of high end editing theory, footage analysis and timeline demonstration that teach the actual artistic process of creative editing.” (www.insidetheedit.com)

You can watch more tutorial examples at https://vimeo.com/insidetheedit 🙂

Cheers,
The 90to5ers

Call for Volunteers

Help! We are having a baby boom at 90to5! All of us have daytime jobs – we used to organize the 90to5 Editing Challenge in our free time, that’s now filled with changing diapers. But we can still make it happen – with your help! The idea is that quite a few people will do just a little task each, rocking it together. Who is in?

These are some of the things you can do to make this year’s challenge the best one ever:

Socializer(s)

– share editing related stuff you would share anyways on your favorite social network on behalf of 90to5.
– post about the 90to5 edits

Celeb Connector

Approach seasoned editors and editing celebs on our behalf – get them to e.g. give us an interview (skype / written) or give a critique to the winning edit or a 10 minute skype consultation to the winner (or to join the jury).

90to5 Editors Communicator

Reply to questions 90to5 contestants have and collect their votes for the Editor’s Pick Award.

Head of Jury

Be in touch with our jury, collect votes or even find additional jurors.

WordPress Manager

Create and post all movie pages at 90to5.org (some basic HTML knowledge is a plus)

Editor in Chief

Add the title card to front and end of the submitted edits, and convert em to mp4. (Using our templates for After Effects and Photoshop should make things fairly easy)

Sponsorship Acquisitor

Try to connect with new sponsors from the editing world so we have nice prizes and can pay the bills for the server or get goodies for jurors/volunteers.

Film Rights Collector

Approach production companies / rights holders on our behalf in order to allow their films to be edited at the 90to5 challenge

Web Developer

We have a few ideas how to improve our websites, but little knowledge/time to do so. You happen to know some php and wordpress and would love to test your skills? You’re in 😀

…or anything else that you can think of that you would love doing and you believe the 90to5 challenge could use.
 

All positions can be shared by a few people so it should be a piece of cake for everyone. The positions we can’t fill, we’ll still try to do ourselves. If we don’t get a lot of response though, there’s still a chance we might cancel the event for this year and hope for our babies to behave by 2017…

Keep in mind – as long as we don’t win the lottery or a solvent sponsor, this is just for fun. However, communicating on our behalf with jurors/celebs/sponsors or other editors will surely win you new friends, expand your professional network and hopefully open some doors for you. Also you might gain some new insights and might influence with your ideas where the challenge will be heading in the future. We definitely put your name/picture on our webpages and volunteer work does look good on your resume, too 🙂
 
Just drop a message to gro<tod>5ot09null<ta>ofni mentioning your favorite position(s) and we will jump for joy 😀
 
If you can’t make it yourself, please share this to your friends who might be interested in lending us a hand. Thank you so much for your support!

 
The 90to5ers
 

Award Winners Announced

The 90to5 Editing Challenge 2015 was an incredible ride for us and your edits so much fun to watch! Thank you 90to5 editors! Thank you 90to5 jurors! Thank you 90to5 sponsors!
Now, without further ado – the winning edits of 2015:


 

Best Edit Award – 1st place

Sofia Mellino with M (1931)

 

Best Edit Award  – 2nd place

Kerryn Assaizky with Freaks (1932)

 

Best Edit Award – 3rd place

TheSprezz with The Warriors (1979)

 

Honorary Mentions go to the next runner-ups:

GeorgeD with Human Vol 1 (2015)

Fabrizio Benatti with The Good Girl (2002)

Dave Euson with War of the Robots (1978)

Bernd Klimm with Tomorrow is Today (2006)

Richard Starkey with Viola (2010)

 


 

Fun Edit Award

 Neofeopeo with Meet Bill (2007)

 

Honorary Mentions go to the runner-ups:

Dave Euson with Return of the Kung Fu Dragon (1976)

The Wad with Satan’s School For Girls (1973)

Tommy McMorris with Manos: The Hands of Fate (1966)

 


 

90to5 Editor’s Pick Award

Zachary Ruda with Phantom of the Opera (1925)

 

Honorary Mentions go to the runner-ups:

Sofia Mellino with M (1931)

Zeta with The Last Man on Earth (1964)

Ivan Poropat with Life in a Day (2011)

 


 

Audience Award

Fabrizio Benatti with The Good Girl (2002)

 
Honorary Mentions go to the runner-ups:

Zeta with The Last Man on Earth (1964)

TheSprezz with The Warriors (1979)

Liam Nenortas with Palo Alto (2013)

 


 

Don’t be sad if your name is not on the list: all the jury members complained just how many awesome edits there were this time around, making the decision incredibly hard. We are looking forward to welcome everybody back next year!
 
The 90to5ers