The edit with the guy skiing in Mammoth. The only edit that sucsessfully told a story without being corny as fuck (handrail/flashback edit... WTF?) Great compositions, sick skiing, and overall a nice variated cinematography. And One of two that actually cared about enviorment and action sounds.
Marcus Schulz in 2nd, for the same reasons, but the one described above was a little better (imo). These 2 edits were really cool and enjoyable!
The rest... As OP said, Zak makes such rad edits and is a solid cinematographer, so when he submitt an edit like that im really, really confused.
The rest was pretty weak as well, i sat the whole time wondering why this and that edit are in the final in an filming/edit contest.
And the swimming and random dancing shit, WHAT THE FUCK? I guess they didn't say it must have contained skiing, or atleast some form of extreme sport, but when Level1 has a filming contest you actually expect skiing in all of the edits!
I know some of the people behind a few of the nominated videoes, makes full length skimovies them self and probably want to save the best shots for their upcoming film, and can't use shots that's allready out on the internet. But cmon, fuck, i donn't know. This makes me a little upset when i see i could easly have made a just as good edit as some of those with b-shots from last season.
Level1.... please explain, because this makes no sense to me.