More editing competitions and the vast expansive universe of theatrical trailers.

Amidst watching The Aviator (Academy Award for best editing by Thelma Schoonmaker in 2004), working on my little trailer (at present I’m searching through free music resources for tracks I can potentially use), looking through a buddhist meditation book I just got from a temple down the road (this paranthesis is just for consistency) and eating a bowl of frozen berries with almond butter (yumbles), I’ve just discovered this interesting resource for editing competitions in a simple, easy to navigate list.

TLDR; I’ve procrastinated my way to this additional means of procrastination.

Check it out.


One comp in particular has caught my eye: The Trailer Remix Challenge

Another film trailer, yes, and not just any film. A Terminator film.

Also it’s ‘hosted’ by Adobe which fits in nicely with all this Premier Pro business going on around these parts lately. The editing gods have spoken, I am meant to enter this competition.

Y’all wouldn’t realise how much time has passed between the last sentance and this one unless I pointed it out with a Sponge Bob reference BUT after an hour of googling and further investigating movie trailers and ‘what makes a great movie trailer’ I stumbled across this interesting Vice video:

Which, interestingly, interviews some of the folk from an agency called Create Advertising.

Who, interestingly, have made a number of trailers for rather high profile films.

One of which, interestingly, is… Terminator: Dark Fate.

The very same Terminator I’ll be making my own trailer for. The circle of life is complete. Mufasa’s spirit can finally rest in peace.


I’m not sure exactly what I’m supposed to learn from this experience other than the world of movie trailers is a rabbit-hole much deeper than I’d anticipated. I promise this won’t be a blog about movie trailers. But it will be until October 10 when I submit my editfest trailer.


Until next time,

Theatrical traileringly yours,

Sonja x

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