“Believer”: Submission for Adobe’s Make the Cut contest

I entered this music video, Imagine Dragons’s “Believer,” in Adobe’s Make the Cut┬ávideo editing contest. In accordance with the guidelines, I downloaded the video files and settled in for many hours of editing from there. Although I didn’t place in the contest, the experience was unlike any other as I was able to work with extensive professional footage.

In this edit, I aimed to create a story told through three distinct acts, holding off the reveal of Dolph Lundgren, and using repetition, rhythm, and flashbacks to enhance emotion.