A few months ago I was browsing newchoolers.com and came across a competition for British skiers. The competition was to produce a 3 minute or less video of your best clips from the past season. For me, I had only been on one trip to Japan in January so my content was limited. The competition was just as much about the filming and editing as it was about the standard of skiing so I thought why not, Il submit my work and see what happens.
During the month of October two finalists were announced every week and would be included in a DVD that would premier at the London Ski and Snowboard show at the end of the month. 12 entries made the final out of 30 or so entries and mine got picked on the final week! On the 31st of October the DVD was premiered and the next day the winners were announced on their Facebook page.
I WON!! I couldn't believe it!, it was completely unexpected! I was watching all the other edits as they came out and had picked a few that I thought would be the winners!
From Britain's Got Skiers Facebook page:
"A big thanks to everyone who came to watch the premiere of the DVD and a huge thanks to the sponsors and most importantly you guys for entering to make this one of the strongest years for BRITAIN'S GOT SKIERS. Hopefully we will be able to do the same next year, keep your eyes peeled over the season as we still have prizes to give away and we will run some more comps."
So the winners were:
- Robin Lee, best overall
- Best under 16, Cal Sandison
- Judges special prize, Ski The Kingdom
- Best female, Anna Vincenti
And this final edit is by Iona Fulton, who despite wasn't one of the winners was my pick to win. I thought this edit was so well put together, had a great song and great vibe and the skiing was awesome as well.