Life Cycles Recut Contest Winners

Oct 11, 2010 at 20:53
by Karl Burkat  
525 Recuts were created for the Life Cycles Recut Contest. After all the dust had settled, 3 were chosen as the winners. The level of quality of the recuts blew most of us away and made the decision to pick winners a source of arguments between the panel. Here are your 3 winners...

1st Place - Scott Gambler Frame

Views: 24,411    Faves: 161    Comments: 46


2nd Place - Shimano Prize Pack

Views: 15,738    Faves: 150    Comments: 56


3rd Place - Pinkbike Prize Pack

Views: 22,765    Faves: 564    Comments: 101




And if you haven't already, Pre-Order your copy today!


132 Comments

  • + 11
 not sure if everyone is aware but all the raw footage came with no audio. so the winning video had to go out of there way to record every bit of audio sound fx you hear. that's alot more difficult than just crazy editing. like befree said about the second video that song was in roam. how can you use a collective song for life cycles recut....
  • + 1
 Hmm, I didn't think much of the overall edit (yes its much better than anything i can do but I mean relative to any other recuts) but if what you say is true then thats a decent amount of effort to go to. I was wondering why other the few others I watched hadn't kept in the bike sounds.
  • + 14
 lolwut
  • + 12
 that is so sick!!! love the 2nd place video!
  • + 2
 what was included with the shimano pack? full saint?
  • + 4
 good job guys your talents put to go use great re-cuts
  • + 41
 About the 2nd one: The Song was used in Roam! It was created around this video a lot of fake Accounts. The shaking transition is at some places too disturbing. He was too angry about the delay and he called Life Cycles team unprofessional. Sorry but this Video doesn't deserve the 2nd Place (maybe top 10). Outthere are way better recuts and with more professional handling! Its my opinion. Nevertheless its better than if I did one. I'm just too critical Rolleyes
  • + 0
 atimomonchet or whatever deserves it!!!
  • + 4
 Jurassic park FTW!
  • + 6
 LOL man to bad for you.. First i really don't care about the vote, just face it the team decide it not the vote... And what I called the team of the Life Cycles wasn't unprofessional I said that the information is needed. Nothing more and nothing less! And for final just one question where is the problem with the video? it's all that matters - this is the idea of the contest to see what the peoples can do with this frames no need of hate here or to be critical to anyone. You don't like it that's OKAY but why you need to make this way for everybody just no point in it, everyone has own taste own idea and that the point of the contest.
  • + 9
 first one was good, but the second one got me way more stoked haha
  • + 2
 nikola personally i think you should have won, but then i watch the third and damn thats funny haha
  • + 3
 I watch them all and I am totally agreed with this top 3.The first one is really creative. And the third is so damn fun and also creative Smile nice work and i hope there'll be more contest like this Smile
  • - 5
flag Zane92651 (Oct 12, 2010 at 15:03) (Below Threshold)
 the second place should be the first and the first should not be a winner
  • + 4
 I think it would be interesting to see what they're top 10 was, I'd love to know what vids it all came down to!
  • + 4
 Matt Dennison should have won first second and probably 3rd
  • + 4
 The one who got first definently deserved it. I saw a premier of the movie( which is amazingly epic) and the winner vid perfectly represents the movie itself
  • + 8
 My English Teacher taught us how to cite information properly today in class

"Yeah GREAT answer !!! I really expect more attention form the Life Cycles team. I think that this delay is really unprofessional. More or less we all put some time and hard work in those re-cuts and we deserve to know what will happen next." (Nikola-kj karl-burkat.pinkbike.com/blog/life-cycles-recut-closed-2010.html), As you can see from the writers thoughts, he was clearly speaking down upon the amazing life cycles crew when he said "unprofessional".


Watch out, the quote nazi's exist.
  • + 1
 congratz to the winners. personally i really enjoyed the 3rd one. the first one had the best overall quality but I enjoyed watching the 3rd one the most.
  • - 1
 I have to agree on the 3rd one, it was a legit watch, but so much copyright.....so so much copyright.....
  • - 2
 nishnash what i said and what i do - have no bad fellings. But also man critical as you must notice the difference between 15 September and 12 October is a mount delay witch we have just 1 info posted. I said it and now because i have 2-nd place i must get it back?
  • + 5
 No, you do not get to take what you said back because that is no longer in your best interests. Is that really even a Question?

I did notice the time Delay, I can also see why they would be delayed. I still didn't go calling the people I entered a competition with "unprofessional". Besides, we're all mountain bikes for gods-sake! They were probably just riding!
  • - 2
 I don't call the people unprofessional! I said that the delay is. Witch mean i expect more fast reaction from the professional team! Why people here try to twisted up this thing. And I don't say something because is in my interest, I said it cause is true. JUST HAVE SOMETHING IN MIND NOT EVERY ONE TAKE ENGLISH CLASSES!
  • + 9
 Shit on a turtle and call me gunther
  • + 5
 Sorry to the 2nd place winner, I could only watch 10 seconds of your video because all I kept thinking about was this: www.pinkbike.com/video/24007
  • - 3
 Pointless comments on something that's already done and closed! Wish all good to everybody ! Smile
  • + 1
 Again, stop saying this stuff to make yourself look good. Sarcasm was intended in the English classes thing. Seriously....calling someones actions unprofessional is equal to calling them unprofessional. The apple's colour is red, thus the apple is red.
  • - 5
flag Nikola-kj (Oct 13, 2010 at 12:15) (Below Threshold)
 If call someone unprofessional is bad. But one action is unprofessional don't make him unprofessional. And for bad English everyone have excuse what is yours for you hate ?
  • - 4
flag Nikola-kj (Oct 13, 2010 at 12:24) (Below Threshold)
 And one more thing i called the delay this. Why you not arguing with the people who said something like "Really NICE contest
really NICE videos
and results are a really NICE joke

Thank you for making us laugh so much !!" they make the team unprofessional and make every one in contest as much. I know people like you and you are the one who think what is good for him instead of what is true.
  • - 1
 YESSSS just what I think -props and no word.Someone is madddd Smile
  • + 3
 To be honest, I'm just trying to work out what you talking about. And no I'm not taking the piss, I realise writing in a different language is pretty tough, I just genuinely don't know what you're trying to say.
  • + 2
 Nikola-kj, Kaptainkeurk told this (...nice...nice...nice) cause he's a friend of mine and he was arguing in my way : winning videos are not exactly following rules.
Problem is not with you but with judges, winners have done a really nice job.

Kaptainkeurk also says "we're not going to fight for a contest" and he is right, the most important thing is that we all are here cause we love MTB, and MTB way of mind is a cool way of mind.... Congratulations to the winners and have a lot of fun with your Prize, send us pictures of it... we all are jalous ;-)
  • + 0
 I am agree with you! And I don't want to arguing with him. He said what he think, nothing bad. No right or wrong here is just opinions.
  • + 2
 Stop Instigating. I didn't want to instigate but I'll continue. You call the lifecycles team unprofessional, i dont care if you did but just stick to your guns. That is ALL I pointed out in my comment directed towards you, my hate comes from the fact that you were dissing the team and changed your attitude the second you won a prize. I'm not angry, you're just extremely annoying. And its good to know that you're no longer trying to make a logical point, rather just piss someone off. Enjoy the Bike bud. And next time, develop your point, dont repeat the same bloody thing over and over again.
  • + 2
 Just read your comment above me. You really are completely unclear about your own actions and opinions aren't you.
  • - 2
 Man you are mad, it work's! And look now i doesn't change my mind. It was off the rules to wait one month without information, but this is all I said. Doesn't make them unprofessionals. You don't make logical point, I said that one action is bad and is not likely for this kind of team and automatically is twisted - whole team is unprofessional.
  • + 9
 personally, the one that got second place was my favorite. It had the best "editing" overall- I thought. The 3rd place one also must have taken a ton of time to edit- that was actually very impressive. Congrats to the Gambler winner though! sweet frame for sure
  • + 5
 the second one had good editing ya, but the first place one went out and actually recorded sounds that matched the clips. that takes a lot of planning and skill
  • + 6
 Second place used WAY too many effects.
  • + 2
 yeah i think they were both really impressive and showed mad skill, just in different ways. The first place winner had some real unique stuff like the riding sounds and the other audio that a lot of the others didnt, but the second one had super dope editing too I thought
  • + 2
 cyrix - did you even watch the third one?
  • + 1
 2nd place just bought a ton of effects from VideoCopilot.. Fail!
  • + 0
 "allenrotstein (9 hours ago)
2nd place just bought a ton of effects from VideoCopilot.. Fail!"
Man that's funny because if the 2nd video have ton of FX what about the 3-th video?
I think if the video was bad as you say it is, it will never gonna make it to top 3.
  • + 1
 third video was classic ahahahaha
  • + 6
 3rd was best. 2nd was unoriginal and didn't stick with the "Life Cycles" theme. All that erratic shaking and shit is for THE MATRIX not a fukin sick bike movie with slow-mos through nature. 1st video was pretty standard stock IMO.
  • + 5
 First one was good, I quit watching the second one beacuse my eyes hurt and that song has been used in pinkbike videos by every 12 year old since Roam came out, and the third one was just trying to hard. Seasons recut contest was much better.
  • + 5
 So why are the videos coming out with like tutorials and talking. The Collective did it, it was cool, now leave it alone. Seriously A MAN, HIS BIKE, A TRAIL, A DESTINY PRESERVED BY NATURE AND STEEL, HARVESTED IN THE DEEPEST OF OUR SOULS, THAT CAN ONLY TAKE US HOME... hehehehehheheh I get it man we've all been there, but we don't need to hear it in all the videos nowadays. VIDEO 3 should've won.
  • + 2
 Not sure it should have won, but yes, it was better than the other two.
  • + 1
 Well DUH if you say it was better than the other two then it WOULD have won.

Hmmm yeah, I don't know if I like the whole vibe on the board here. It's like "oh I like 3 but it's stupid and 2 is gay, so 1 is really not the best, but if I had to choose I'd go with Antoine Dodson". Hide your bikes!
  • + 1
 What I meant was that I thought the 3rd was the best of the chosen top 3. I didn't think the 1st and 2nd place were particularly worthy of the podium so no... just because I thought 3rd was better than the others, it doesn't mean I think it was the best overall.
  • + 1
 BAH that's poppycock. This establishment mumbojumbo has me raging. If we can get all the baby Hitlers and brother Stalins off the board maybe then OH YES THEN we might have a normal discussion about the first two wastes of time and a people's vote on the best video, on the internet: #3. DONE.
  • + 3
 NR 1
I think the first one is all about resources, it is actually not that hard to record good audio it just takes some time and equipment.

NR 2
It does have good editing but I think it is somewhat boring that it has the standard music and action type editing and that the judge’s don’t encourage innovation.

NR 3
Third one is a joke, sure it’s fun but this is not a community for comedians and it does definitely not get me stoked to get out there and ride!!

Expected more from the guys at life cycles.

And yes this is my opinion and I do actually work with post production, design and so on, so I have basis for my opinions.
  • + 5
 You should have entered. Could have won a bike!
  • + 2
 Where did I say that I didn't?? don't make your own conclusions.

And here it is: vimeo.com/14892065
  • + 3
 Hey Philip. You´re a professional designer, and your video was professional. But your jealousy is unprofessional. Instead of congratulation to winners you are angry on them. The anger doesn't belongs to design, its the way to lose every inspiration. And THIS is my opinion.
  • + 1
 Sure your video was professional, and your expectations are high because your good at editing. Your video, was a mixture of nursery rhymes and Life Cycles clips. The third video has dinosaurs and Life Cycles clips, that's way better than nursery rhymes.
  • + 1
 treevsbike: So just because they won I can’t have an opinion about them, how would the world look if people did not have strong opinions about things. And I do think you misunderstood me, I am not jealous at the winners, congratulations to them I just thought life cycles would bring something new to the table as they do with their movie. Most of the problems in this contest is not how good the videos are, it's more about the way they picked the winners and that the rules of the contest was not followed, most viewed and the 2min limit rule.




buhgina: no taste there by no answer.
  • + 1
 No taste there by no answer... HaHa.
  • + 3
 Third was the best, most original. First two were trying to fit the mold of current trends (though I do admit, they are slickly done). Third was cool - went their own direction, a bit of a throwback to the Kranked series... just dug it, so fun.
  • + 4
 I actually thought Adam Yunker's recut was by far the best. It's amazing
www.pinkbike.com/video/153577
  • + 3
 Thanks, I appreciate it!

Congrats to the winners… although I can’t say I agree with the 2nd and 3rd place decisions at all.
  • + 5
 3rd place for the win was awesome
  • + 1
 I think the 3rd barely qualifies as a re-cut. I was excited when I saw the intro, but once the TV was turned on it just seemed like a bad youtube video. There was barely any biking! I really liked the first. Great job, you deserved the win. The second one was really good too, although the transitions could use some variation. Still, better than what I could have done.
  • + 1
 By God LifeCycles, this movie better be damn good. Copy right infringement on the third, it was admittedly a good video but i wouldn't have given it anything other than made it go Viral! The first one had a good intro, and a good, albeit cheesy, ending. The rest of the clips barely flowed with the music....they just seemed to be randomly thrown in. And I dont even want to get started on the second. Congrats to the Winners though, winning is winning and its sick that you guys were lucky enough to.
  • + 1
 Well just wanted to let you know Nishnash... its a great movie but make sure you keep in mind that its NOT a bike movie, its a movie about a BIKE. There really isn't as much riding as you may think. Just incredible everything. So much time, thought, and editing went into this one. Can't wait to buy it and show my friends and family. I saw the movie last night.
  • + 1
 Haha thats what I'm hoping for, something that'll shake things. Wasn't expecting much riding at all, which was why I was so interested to see how they pulled it of. Im stoked!
  • + 1
 @ simpleride: It IS a bike movie, whether you like it or not.. Stop trying to reinvent the wheel.
  • + 1
 I am pretty stoked to watch the movie again, when my Visa is up and Running for sure going to pre-order. Going to show my family, maybe they will get what Mtb is all about.
  • + 5
 CHARRRLLIEEE CHARRRRLIIIEEE!

WHAT!?

WE'RE ON A GAMBLER CHARRRLIIEEE!
  • + 1
 I DISAGREE WITH ALL WINNERS. Clearly Life Cycles needs to think about a new market for their style if they want to recruit more riders. These video's would never have any impact in an advertising community. They could never be broadcast quality. As one who works in advertising, I am very disappointed. Good Luck in the future Life Cycles. You'll need it.

Sincerely,
Joe Fisher
joseph.fisher@live.com
  • - 1
 When everybody will speak like this about this amazing contest, then it never be another one. Because of stupid people, they just can not live with results. Make own contest, where YOU gonna be the judge!
  • + 0
 - joe-fisher
I want to see witch 3 re-cuts you'll pick for the win if it was up to you Smile
  • + 3
 I think that the winner of the 3rd video is very creative tup , but my most favourite vid is his second one Smile www.pinkbike.com/video/159975
  • + 2
 first good, 2nd the shaky fades piss me off too much. spoils it for me. using it twice would have been perfect. third was original by pirateing, wich i find cool, glad he/she won.
  • + 4
 *not a collective song but a song the collective used in their movie....
  • + 0
 Haha you are hilarious!! Fine if some one goes over by 10sec of the time limit or so but by setting a limit you make people put more thought and effort in picking the best shots, being creative with the editing and I can assure you that that's the best way to distinguish between those who have spent time and effort in creating there videos and those who just tried to push in as much cool material as possible.
The film/advertising world is all about deadlines, time limits, killing your darling and there by delivering a experience that is richer more creative with better quality.

And here is the quote from the rules that is presented before you download all the video material for the recut contest "See these never before seen clips to create your own 2 minute teaser and win a Scott Gambler DH 10 frame..." (link: www.pinkbike.com/contest/lifecyclesrecut )

Think before you open your mouth next time Wink
  • + 1
 LOL! You are the one who must think. That is just what I point "See these never before seen clips to create your own 2 minute teaser and win a Scott Gambler DH 10 frame..." what they have in mind was around 2 minutes. And if you are not blind after the results you'll realize it. Really is so hard to say "I've miss understand it "? I've spend so much time to think about this, before downloading the files. And man my English is bad, but I get it.
  • + 1
 As I said, Fine if some one goes over the time limit with 10sec or so in other words around 2minutes, The third winners video is 3:06 and that is not around 2minutes.

And they clearly say "your own 2minute teaser" and not your own around 2minute teaser so don't create your own imaginary world where you can bend the rules. If you so badly want it to say around 2minute teaser then stay in that imaginary world you came from.
  • + 1
 Man how angry are you... no arguing with you anymore ... write to some administrator and ask him Smile
  • + 0
 Don't really know what I am going to ask as I have all the facts right here but keep imagine stuff!! Wink
  • + 1
 Meander, your really lame and probably a loser so that explains your answer pretty clear. Keep up the good work.
  • - 1
 Just one question Meander HOW'S THAT YOU ARE THE ONLY ONE WHO UNDERSTOOD IT IN THIS WAY ?!
  • + 1
 Simplerider: Really good arguments, haha not even gonna go down to that level of immaturity.

Nikola-kj: I am gonna be the bigger man here and stop arguing but if you just try to read some post here you will see that more people have the same opinion.

Have a nice day!
  • + 0
 befree: Probably people wont take time and effort in creating beautiful things next time there will be a contest (if there will be a next time) because of the way this contest has been handled.
Joe-fisher: I agree but I wouldn't put all the responsibility on Life cycles as pinkbike is the one that hosted the contest and we don't have insight in how much Life Cycles or pinkbike has been involved in the judging but clearly something has gone wrong and it shows in the picking of the winners and much more. (videos has gone over the maximum time limit of 2min is one example but that the third winner even got considered as a winner is the best example)
  • + 0
 Meander
Man why you think the maximum video time must be exact 2:00 ? "Life Cycles is launching to the world September 1st. The most anticipated movie of the year. See these never before seen clips to create your own 2 minute teaser". No words like "exact", "up to 2 minutes". This is an art the limits are in your head no in the rules. And the idea is to impress and to express, not to fallow.
  • + 2
 Really NICE contest really NICE videos and results are a really NICE joke Thank you for making us laugh so much !!
  • + 3
 Great! finally... they say who win... congratulations to winners!
  • + 3
 second vid f*cked around with the clips waaay too much
  • + 0
 tbrozz ?
  • + 1
 tbrozz what you mean with "second vid f*cked around with the clips waaay too much" ?!
  • + 1
 He means you've used too many effects for his liking.
  • - 1
 Video were supposed to be 2 mn long - not even one is
We were supposed to use the Life Cycle Vidéos not add ons (and these add ons are not free of right !)

I havent verified if musics are free of right, but if no necessary to respect the rules .... why woring about the last point.

Big deception :-(
  • + 1
 Winners => no problem with you, you have won and you have done good job....
  • + 3
 Do you REALLY think it's supposed to be EXACTLY 2.00 minutes long? When people say 2 minutes, especially in something like this, it's typically ball park, as if you think about it, there is NOTHING specially about 2.00 minutes in a contest like this.
  • + 2
 My brain hurts now.
  • - 1
 Must be nice to negociate with you for a job :
I should pay you 200, in fact it's 149 but it's almost the same...
you should work 2 hours for this price, in fact it's three, no problem almost the same....

WHY IS THERE SOME RULES TO THE CONTEST IF NO NEED TO RESPECT IT ??? ?

Go to tv and says you gave me 2 mn but my vidéo is 3 mn long (almost the same), it was supposed to be free of rights but i just put some few images of Mel Gibson, Avatar,....

Read what everybody says and you have to conclude one thing.... Results desapoints everybody.
  • + 2
 It's art. It's not about rules or a time code. Do you SERIOUSLY think that every video is supposed to be 2.00 long?
It really does not matter. Lifecycle guys liked these videos the most, and that's what matters.
  • + 0
 SO.... next time just says the rules are :
- No time limit
- no free images
- no free music
- The only important thing is to be appreciated by LifeCycle guys.

I do not have problems with winners they have done good job. But organisation was deplorable.
  • + 1
 Yes, lifecycle guys are the judges. That means you have to impress them and their opinion picks the winner. It's simple. I don't think they care that your video is 2.00 and another one is 2.01. Most of the videos in the contest are not 2.00 so it's pretty self explanatory that it's a "ball park" number.
  • + 5
 A judge respect a rule.
The one who decides with is own opinion is the dictator.

We're not going to fight for a vidéo contest or to make philosophy....

Congratulations to the winners.
  • + 1
 You're right Kaptain... sorry being aggressive. Congratulations to the winners
  • + 0
 @ RADEK: Sorry man, but you've lost your point by saying "especially in something like this, it's typically ball park". Was it clearly stated on the rules as a "ball park"?? So you can't just assume that it's "typically ball park". The French guy is right, if the rule says 2 minutes, there should be no ball park... But trying to argue with Radek on PinkBike is useless..
  • + 4
 Rules are meant to be broken. Would art today in general be the same way, if artists in history always followed the rules. Nope. Your points are valid enough to be presented in a courtroom, but, we're not in a courtroom. Besides, do you think the "unprofessional delayers"(Quote is from some ignorant person) got bored of watching the same clips over and over? Hell yeah! I watched two, and two only. Who has time in a busy life to watch so many edited clips featuring such a wide variety of skill levels? These sweet vids are fresh off the editing room chopping block. There was a sick frame and tons of swag to win, to top it off bragging rights to be had.

The first and third videos are great. The second, was useless to me, as soon as I heard the song I stopped it. All I could think of was the Claw's section in ROAM. That section binds that song to it so well, the song's original use in a bike film trumps any recreation. Sorry dude who made the second video, if I was a judge, you wouldn't of even hit the top 500.
  • + 1
 In fact it wasn't a contest ... but a blind test :o)

I think i will ensure what's in the box before to buy the DVD, who knows, it could be a Mr Bean movie !
  • + 3
 Atomichatchet should have had top 3 imo.
  • + 1
 I agree. The first place was a joke, And the third was stupid... I mean it was funny... But i dont even think the guy expected to win...
  • + 1
 The best vids should be outstanding, and these three for sure are!
  • + 1
 It makes sense that the winner got first for the work of recording all that audio, it made it alot more professional and I think that alone was a big enough advantage to bring it out first, I think it makes sense. The secong one however, I dont see anything special about that, its way overdone with effects and annoying crap
  • + 3
 I agree, his video was my favorite by FAR. to not even be top three seems kinda wrong to me. I mean the third one was "different" but i turned it off half way through. Different strokes for different folks i guess, atomichatchet you had my vote!
  • - 1
 your kidding me. Tate27, your a fucking retard. 1st place was one of a kind, truely unique. all other videos have been done. i think the contest was the way it should have been. props to everyone who made a re-cut. All did better than me.
  • + 3
 you cant call me a retard for stating my opinion....
  • + 2
 i agree with team..... first one is the best. second is a little bit more about bikes, but first have a sence and idea =)
  • + 3
 kinda disappointed, wasn't blown away by these at all.
  • + 1
 Yep, this top 3 were no better than any of the few others I watched.
  • + 2
 have you a link of the Atomichatchet's video ?
  • + 2
 Thanks !!!
  • + 1
 befree said everything taht needed to be said. And congrats to the first one !
  • + 1
 I think the dude who maid the third must write for "Ugly Americans". They both look like acid trips.
  • + 3
 first one is soo cheesy
  • + 1
 They seem to lap it over the other side of the Atlantic. It was the same with that Pedal Driven video that was VOD a few days ago.
  • + 1
 Really like the first one and if i had this idea maybe the things will be different now, but anyway GOOD JOB YOU ALL !!!
  • + 2
 #3 was clasic!!! GOOD JOB!
  • + 1
 I thought they were all great. The 3rd one was funny. LOL
  • + 2
 last one was so nice x)
  • - 3
 One more thing, two of the winners should have been disqualified because there videos did go over the 2min mark that was one of the rules!!

Why set rules if it's just fine to brake them??


The contest was like the third winner a big joke!!
  • + 2
 the 3rd one is so funny.
  • + 1
 2nd place was best, the Signs part of the 3rd place vid was amazing
  • + 1
 That last one was totally unexpected
  • + 0
 First one = OK. Second one is by far the best. Third one = WTF?
  • + 4
 First one matched the feel of Life Cycles so well. Very artistic. People don't realize how much the sounds actually add to the clip. Plus the narration was well done. Second one looked like someone was just trying to cram as many hits as they could into 2 minutes. 3rd one was creative, but kinda stupid.

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