Kris Truini is a director, YouTuber, and cinema color expert who runs a YouTube channel based on the idea of free access to filmmaking education. The channel has over 250,000 subscribers and is a small step towards fulfilling Kris’s ambition of making filmmaking knowledge accessible to all.Subscribe
Sven Pape is an A.C.E. Award nominated film editor who has cut for directors like James Cameron, James Franco, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Mark Webber, including the 2012 Sundance Film Festival favorite The End of Love. His storytelling-focused YouTube channel has over 150,000 subscribers who watch him work on cutting scenes. Sven’s latest film Alt-Right: Age of Rage was directed by Adam Bhala Lough and will hit theaters this August.Subscribe
Are you an epic film editor?
Prove your skills by taking the Epic Editing Challenge. Cut a scene using the scripts and dailies from two film scenes for a chance to win awesome swag from a prize pool worth over $10,000.
Here’s how to submit your entry:
Sven’s scene is taken from the independent drama The Ever After, which premiered at the 2014 Los Angeles Film Festival. The scene takes place in a hotel room and is technically very simple but will require creative editing to bring out the story. Yes, there is a script—but the dailies show a highly improvised scene, which gives you freedom to shape the arc!
Kris’s scene is a vignette taken from his short Timeless. The scene tells the story of a man reuniting with his car in an abandoned Sicilian factory. In his eyes, the car is as clean as the first time he drove it years ago. With this in mind, the challenge is to highlight those memories with the cuts and pacing. Anything can happen! You have the creative freedom to do something entirely different with the scene.
In selecting the Grand Prize and Runners-up Prize winners, the Resident Pros will be looking for submissions that excel at storytelling, technical execution, transitions, uniqueness and overall engagement.
In preparing for your submission, we encourage you to check out Kris and Sven's YouTube channels. In their most recent uploads, they discuss the contest and share tips on how to cut with story in mind as well as how to manage and organize footage for editing.
Kris Truini @kriscoart
Sven Pape @thisguyedits