The first Whackjam (see post here: http://www.videoforums.co.uk/pimp-li...tml#post180888) went incredibly well. Great weather, amazing collection of riders, and some very happy photographers. More here: Whackjam Gallery – Chicksands May ’12 | Whackjob - Loosen yer screws
Then a problem: our preferred editor had to pull out due to problems at home, and our backup guy has taken other work and can't do the job soon enough. Fair enough in both cases.
The budget isn't huge, but it is proportionate and there's a lot more to this. We're looking for someone who can produce a 3 to 4 minute vid from existing raw footage that combines different styles and sources of videography. The edit should showcase those behind the camera and generally be above all, interesting and fun to watch.
In return, in addition to some cash, some genuinely good PR is involved - not just promises of hits on Youtube. Two major industry online magazines (Wideopen and IMB) are on board, we have an offer from the Bike Film Festival to take it as a late entry if it's any good. We also have the top PR company in the industry (Red Cloud MC) plugging this. It WILL get a large viewing audience, and the editor can put themselves in as top billing, as in, "A Fred Smith Film". The whole idea is that this is a mutually beneficial collaboration; the only difference is that the editor is the only person getting paid as well.
Timing is an issue; we need something by June 6th. (I know, I know - not what we'd planned!) because there's a huge event on the 9th and eyes will be distracted by then.
We have source material waiting, we just need the right person. If you think you fit the bill, can start in the next few days, and are happy to take the PR as part-payment, please get in touch (on this post or at Contact | Whackjob - Loosen yer screws) with some links to your work. We've not got very set opinions on the outcome, so your ideas will be very welcome. It's a great opportunity - but cash helps, eh.