Edit Absinthe’s Film


Fancy yourself as a snowboard filmmaker? Wish you could work with the world’s best riders? Here’s your chance.

Whitelines has teamed up with Patrick ‘Brusti’ Armbruster, the head honcho of Absinthe Films, to give you the chance to edit footage from this year’s Absinthe production, ‘Neverland’. The rider list of this awe-inspiring movie reads like a who’s who of snowboarding, including Nicolas Muller, Travis Rice, Gigi Rüf, Kevin Pearce, JP Solberg, Romain de Marchi, DCP and MFM. What’s more, the prizes for this comp are similarly impressive – the winner will have their cut included as an extra on Absinthe’s next worldwide release!

So… if you’ve ever wanted final say in what music to choose for the all-important intro, or the power to choose between a cab nine from Nico and an MFM front board, just follow the simple instructions below. Who knows, it may even provide a way in to your dream career…

1) Download Brusti’s raw footage, plus sponsor logos, here

2) Cut the footage up and fashion it into an alternative introduction to the film (i.e. opening credits). There are a few rules to this part: Your intro shouldn’t be more than three minutes in length, and should use no more than one song. It should include your the film’s title (‘Neverland’) styled out in any typeface you want, plus the riders’ names and the sponsors’ logos we give you in the download. Otherwise, get creative and go wild. Do whatever your twisted mind tells you with Gigi, Romain and the rest of them. Use any program, graphics, or techniques you like, but make sure your intro is an absolute belter.

3) Upload your film to before January 31st 2010 and tag it as WL-Absinthe.

Brusti will be the judge of the best entries, and will include the winner’s ‘alternative intro’ as an extra on the DVD of next year’s Absinthe film. The runners up will be sent a selection of t-shirts, hoodies and other goodies from the film’s sponsors. Plus we’ll have some signed copies of Neverland to give away.

So what are you waiting for? Beg, borrow or steal a computer. Hack into your neighbours’ wi-fi network to get your hands on the download. Sell your own sister for the latest editing software if necessary. Just get cracking on creating the most epic opening credits to a snowboard film the world has ever seen.

N.B. Since the winning film will get worldwide exposure, this contest is open to anyone from any country. So if you’re an Absinthe fan reading this in Canada, Europe or the States, get involved!

Here’s the Neverland teaser to give you some inspiration…

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