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Only a short time left until the launch of Make the Cut. Check back soon for all of the juicy details about how you can work with Adobe Premiere Pro CC and exclusive footage from a hot new music video (hint, hint, see below).

 

 

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Make the Cut

Imagine Dragons wants to collaborate with YOU on their next music video.

Download exclusive, uncut music video footage and work with Adobe Premiere Pro CC to create your own edit of the video for their new hit song “Believer.” You’ll have 25 days to make your cut and show the world your editing chops—deadline is April 8th.

A panel of luminary judges—including the band, editor/director of “Believer” Matt Eastin, Adobe CMO Ann Lewnes, and top editors Kirk Baxter, Billy Fox, Vinnie Hobbs and Angus Wall—will select the ultimate winner of the $25,000 Grand Prize and bragging rights.

We’re also awarding bonus prizes of $1,000 each, a year-long subscription to Creative Cloud and a license of the NewBlue TotalFX 5 Suite for four special categories: Fan Favorite, Most Unexpected, Best Young Creator, and Best Short Form.

And one special bonus prize of $2,500, a year-long subscription to Creative Cloud, a license of the NewBlue TotalFX 5 Suite and 25 Adobe Stock credits for the cut with the best use of supplied Adobe Stock clips.

Fame and fortune may await you. Will you make the cut?

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Access the music video footage and use Premiere Pro CC to make your cut.

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You're One Step Closer

Download the official uncut Imagine Dragons music video footage and create your cut. Upload it to this site by April 8th to enter.

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Upload your video

Now that you’ve created your own version of the Imagine Dragons music video with Premiere Pro CC, upload it to officially enter the contest. Before you submit, double check the requirements listed below so you don’t miss your shot.

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Max length: 4 minutes, max file size: 200 MB.
Acceptable formats: .mpeg, .mp4, .avi, .mov, .flv or .wmv.*

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Check back later to see the Top 25. Share the contest with your friends and challenge them to enter.

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The contest entry period has ended.

Our judges are poring over the videos as we speak.

Check back later for the Top 25.

Fans were given exclusive music video footage to create their own version of the music video for Imagine Dragons’ new hit song “Believer.” The top 25 submissions will be coming soon and fans can vote for their favorites on YouTube. A panel of judges, including Imagine Dragons and director Matt Eastin, will select the ultimate Grand Prize winner—who gets bragging rights and $25,000.

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Top 25

The contest entry period has ended.

The Top 25 videos have been selected. Take a look and see who made the cut and come back soon to see the Grand Prize Winner.

Fans were given exclusive music video footage to create their own version of the music video for Imagine Dragons’ new hit song “Believer” using Premiere Pro CC. The Top 25 submissions have been selected. A panel of judges, including the band, is selecting the ultimate winner—who gets bragging rights and $25,000.

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Grand Prize Winner

Prepare to be blown away. You’re looking at the Grand Prize winner of $25,000. This video had the ultimate mix of originality, creativity, and artistry…not to mention it was edited with Premiere Pro CC.

Special Category Winners

These videos were too good not to recognize. So we’re awarding $1,000 each, a one-year subscription to Creative Cloud and a license of NewBlue TotalFX 5 Suite to each winner from the categories listed below.

Fan Favorite

The most liked video by fans on the Adobe Creative Cloud Channel on YouTube.

Most Unexpected

We had no idea what you were thinking but we loved it.

Best Young Creator

The best up and coming editor under 25 years old.

Best Short Form

The most impressive video that's 30-60 seconds long.

And one bonus prize of $2,500 plus 25 Adobe Stock credits, a one-year subscription to Creative Cloud and a license of NewBlue TotalFX 5 Suite for the Best Use of Adobe Stock.

Top 25

These are the best of the best. Take a spin through and see how Premiere Pro can help you create visually stunning video anywhere.

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Prizes

Grand Prize Winner: $25,000

Judged on originality and creativity, use of Premiere Pro CC, and overall appeal.

Special Bonus Prize: $2,500, a One-Year Subscription to Creative Cloud and 25 Adobe Stock credits

Best Use of Adobe Stock

This video has the most creative use of supplied Adobe Stock footage.

Bonus Prize Winners: $1,000 Prize and a One-Year Subscription to Creative Cloud

Fan Favorite

The most liked video by fans on the Adobe Creative Cloud Channel on YouTube.

Most Unexpected

We have no idea what you'll come up with but knock our socks off! Wow us!

Best Young Creator

The best up and coming editor under 25 years old.

Best Short Form

The most impressive video that's 30-60 seconds long.

Winners of all categories will also receive the NewBlue TotalFX 5 Suite, a comprehensive collection of over 129 titling, transitions and video effects plug-ins.

Meet the Judges

Matt Eastin

Director and editor of Imagine Dragons’ “Believer” and accomplished music, TV and film editor who has worked with artists including Imagine Dragons, Neon Trees and Foster the People.

Imagine Dragons

The band themselves—chart-topping rock artists and winners of American Music Awards, Billboard Music Awards and a Grammy.

Kirk Baxter

Two-time Oscar winning editor with film credits including “Gone Girl,” “House of Cards,” and “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.”

Billy Fox

Accomplished film and TV editor with credits including “Straight Outta Compton,” “Band of Brothers” and “Hustle & Flow.”

Vinnie Hobbs

Award-winning music video and film editor who has worked with artists including Kendrick Lamar, Britney Spears, Nicki Minaj, Big Sean, Drake, Kanye West and Skrillex.

Ann Lewnes

Chief Marketing Officer at Adobe. Named one of the most innovative CMOs in the world by Business Insider and one of Ad Age’s Creativity 50.

Angus Wall

Two-time Academy Award winning editor with credits including “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” “The Social Network,” and “Fight Club.”