Yes. I second this post.
That's the whole idea of the photo contest - you'll notice there are ZERO skiing photos in there, although I'm sure a bunch of those photographers have skiing photos that well show emotion or music or whatever their topic is now.
I would like to say that no, one shouldn't be allowed to use previous stuff - it won't be trying anything new.
Like Galin said, the idea should be to get people out there experimenting with their creativity.
The time limit should be shorter - in the interest of time...and interest.
Galin pretty much covered everything I had wanted to say. I think that this is an opportunity for people to try and improve their skills with video and be judged on the quality of their work, regardless (or at least with less emphasis on) camera quality, because it's obvious that in the video section, the nice ones are almost always rated highest (for good reason). But this way, filmmaking and the art of filming can take the stage. It's hard to do this when you're using previously taken footage of skiing...that only highlights editing with regard to the contest.
Original Thread: "If you suddenly skied off a huge fuckin cliff and you only had time to throw one last trick before you died, what would it be?"
Malcolm: "id probably just flail my self to death"