A month ago I set you guys the task of coming up with the visuals to an Osymyso mash up revolving around ‘Scott Pilgrim’. The idea was to post the results of the winners on Saturday the 13th to mark the 1st anniversary of the film’s release. So why I am posting this on Monday, a full 48 hours later?
Because the people that contribute to this site are damn fine editors.
So this was the competition I set back in July.
Over the last year I’ve been amazed at all the recuts, re-edits and mash-ups of my films. As someone who spent his teens re-editing movies on VHS, I am extremely heartened by your constant reinvention of scenes from the movies, be it a complex montage or a simple GIF.
To celebrate the one year anniversary of ‘Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World’s release OsyMyso has offered up an exclusive musical remix of the fight scenes and themes from the film. I want you to cut the accompanying music video!
On August 13th I will post my favourite of the bunch and there will be a mysterious prize for the victor. Mysterious in that, I don’t know what it is yet.
The mystery is that I still don’t know what the prize is. That is up to the winner.
So who won? Well I have to say it’s been an overwhelmingly response. Everyone who submitted an entry made an incredible effort, so it pains me to only pick one champion. There’s no such thing as a best entry, only my favourite clip. It’s cheesy to say that you’re all winners, but anyone who made the massive effort to enter this is forever golden in my book.
So let’s look at my top pick and ten runners up that will get some signed goodies.
WINNER! Scott Pilgrim vs the World: 1st Anniversary Video Remix | martinovicable
My favourite entry is by Paul Martinovic. It’s difficult to pick a winner and all the entries were amazing, but this was thoroughly well researched, used the largest amount of disparate media and frequently made me laugh out loud. Guest starring Flash, Princes Barin & Voltan, The Beasties, Cheryl Cole and featuring damn near every video game reference from the books and the films, enjoy this great montage.
And what does Mr Martino get as his prize? Well that is up to him. He has to send me a list of ten prizes he’d like and will try and make at least one of those wishes come true. Paul, we will be in touch!
Now let’s look at just some of the other amazing work submitted.
2 – Scott Pilgrim “One Year Challenge” music video | Jeff Smith
Jeff Smith’s piece is super tight, great transitions all the way through. Brilliantly done.
3 – Scott Pilgrim – Fight Remix | Lee Taylor
Lee Taylor’s piece is armed with super sharp synch and crazy fast edits all the way.
4 – SCOTT PILGRIM vs THE WORLD EDGAR WRITE – OSYMYSO MASHUP CHALLENGE | tracysaven
This clip expertly crosscut elements from the original comics and the Ubisoft video game to thrilling effect.
5 – Scott Pilgrim Doesn’t Get A Break | Chaosblare
This clip is insane, layering new graphics onto the movie and with crazy additions throughout. A huge amount of work went into it.
6 – Scott Pilgrim Mashed Up | wearetheoxymorons | Fergusmackellar
This entry has tight edits, new transitions fashioned seamlessly out of old ones and great titles throughout.
7 – Scott Pilgrim “FIGHT” Music Video | Zack Beshears
Zack’s piece is beautifully put together, thought out and is thoroughly elegant.
8 – Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World | Osymyso Fight Remix | Hoolopee
This excellent piece of post is by David Post. As well as painstaking roto, he also appears himself as an 80 ft tall, purple suited dude. Now that’s commitment.
9 – SCOTT PILGRIM MUSIC VIDEO FINAL | Elliott Hickey
Elliot’s piece is also very well thought out with great zooms, pauses and splits throughout.
10 – Scott Pilgrim Vs. The Anniversary | OfficialNerdCubed
Another extremely well put together clip with a lot of evident effort from some Official Nerds.
SPECIAL COMMENDATION / Scott Pilgrim vs. The World One Year Anniversary Tribute | MikeKarv
I have to give Mike Karv some goodies too for the insane amount of rendering in this clip. I don’t know how long it took but it is extraordinary.
And that’s not all
Allow me to have a roll call of some people who made a herculean effort too. Click any of these following names to see some other amazing work.
Bryan Cantwell deserves a shout out for doing three different entries, my favourite being his take on Scott Pilgrim & Spaced.
There was absolute mind melting visual insanity from Notti Rox , as well as Amelia Stephensen. There was a crazy amount of multi layered effects in the work of Elena Alter , as well as Delon Villanueva and Bobby Cohen.
Special goes out to Kyle Stern who did this crazy 15 minute epic that morphs from ‘Scott Pilgrim’ into clips from ‘Fistful Of Fingers’ set to Burt Bacharach, before whizzing through ‘Shaun’, ‘Fuzz’ and ending with ‘Attack The Block’ scoring the Chaos Theatre fight.
Peter Chobits made great use of deleted scenes, Ghost Dinosaur made up a montage with 94 films crosscut with Pilgrim and Scott Pimental made an Arrested Development special with George Michael & Anne Veal out of the track.
And finally much respect to ReallyBigBat, Justin Davila, Ryanb901, Cory Musselman, Paul Blewitt, Jeff Yorkes, Daniel Yi, Freddy Franco, Edgar Cameron, Lewis Somerset, Josh Franklin, Sean Holdsworth, Vincent Rogue, The Real Film Geek and Nick Nakasu.
All of you and indeed everyone who entered did an incredible job. I feel warm and fuzzy, my eyeballs are the shape of computer screens, I am very touched and mostly, I am very impressed.
You all rock.