May 16th, 2006 (New York, NY) RES Magazine has teamed up with Warner Independent Pictures, Microsoft, and Jumpcut.com to produce A Scanner Darkly Remix Contest. RES Magazine is announcing its call for entries for contestants to recut, remix or remake the film trailer for the upcoming Richard Linklater feature film A Scanner Darkly, based on the novel by Philip K. Dick, opening July 7th, 2006. The winner will receive trip for two to the film’s U.S. Premiere and a Microsoft Windows professional video editing workstation.
JumpCut’s a mashup service with what appear to be pretty cool online editing tools. Having spent so much of my career as an Avid editor, editing through a Web browser is not something I would consider recreation. I admit that I haven’t actually tried to edit anything through JumpCut. Sadly, the contest doesn’t require participants to use JumpCut to edit their submissions. Somehow I doubt the winner will be JumpCut-generated.
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Jumpcut.com is the Internet’s first fully featured video editor, letting users make movies completely online. Jumpcut.com users can upload their own media, grab shared media from other users, make amazing movies and publish instantly. Since everything is online, when Jumpcut.com users update their movies, changes are applied instantly to all published copies. Jumpcut.com also lets users remix other people’s public movies, enabling real-time video collaboration within online communities. Jumpcut.com makes the internet a creative playground.