This marks the third year DCE has handled the content for Billabong XXL’s awards show. In total there are fourteen edits that need to be turned around in a very short time period and with an extremely set deadline. 6 basic nominee packages, 5 short documentary style “Ride Of The Year” edits, a recap of those 5 edits, a show opener, and a 20 minute movie that shows all of the best sessions and rides from the year, aptly called “The Year in Review”
As an editor, my personal favorites are the “Ride of The Year” mini docs. Here are a few examples.
As part of the Billabong XXL, Death Cookie is responsible for five short documentary style edits that give an athlete’s perspective on the most intense rides of the year. The following clips include Greg Long, Nathan Fletcher, Garret McNamara, Ryan Hipwood and Jeff Rowley. Check out more big wave surfing on Network A!
Just finished up all of the video elements for the Billabong XXL awards show. This included all of the nomination packages, a show intro, four in depth packages for the “Ride of the Year” nominations and a 30min year in review of all the sessions from the entire year.
The largest challenge was dealing with the large amounts of various compressions that came in from all over the globe. Also, making sure that all of these elements were made available for viewing by all of the clients working on the project proved to be daunting. For that, I tried a website called TakeOffVideo.com which allowed me to load clips to a youtube style website that was viewable by direct invite only and allowed multiple people to comment on various different videos. It definitely made the project run smoother. Especially because one of the clients was in Indonesia working on a project and couldn’t download large files due to limited internet capabilities. I highly suggest giving it a try to see if it helps streamline your approval process.