Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Highlight Reel Extravaganza - The Videos

UPDATE - VOTING NOW OPEN, CLICK THE "VOTE NOW" BUTTON AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POST TO VOTE.

We had an amazing response to the contest (which has some awesome prizes mind you) With 11 submissions from around the country. All of the entrants did amazing work and put a ton of time and energy into the contest and i want to thank everyone that submitted a video.

So, After much procrastination and with much anticipation, I present to you in order of acceptance, the 2007 entries into the PlayUltimate Highlight Reel Extravaganza....


Video #1 -


Video #2


Video #3


Video #4


Video #5


Video #6


Video #7


Video #8


Video #9


Video #10


Video #11



A reminder of the prizes for the contest, and the original entry specifications.

The voting booth will be added shortly. Each person will be allowed to vote once with the top three receiving prizes in the People's choice category. Then the editors will select 3 for the editor's choice award.

UPDATE - there appear to be some glitches with the voting program used, so the poll wont display in the page for some reason. However you can still vote just by clicking on the button below! (And hopefully sometime soon the actual poll will begin to show up on the page as well)






VOTING CLOSED!
(winners will be announced sometime next week)


130 comments:

Anonymous said...

HAHAHAHA nice video ICS. luke johnson will appreciate that

Anonymous said...

ICS is the best by far
miniature tanks are the best

Anonymous said...

ICS is a joke

why does watchung have 2 videos??

brs said...

needham's is damn good...

Anonymous said...

haha here's how ICS actually did at states
http://www4.upa.org/scores/tourn.cgi?div=17&id=3609

13 - 3 nathan hale over ICS on saturday???

환희 said...

dude needhams reel is so amazing!!
i wish i could be like them

brian said...

i submitted two of watchungs reels

if you guys feel that it is unfair, i will be more than happy to withdraw one

brian li
watchung '09

Anonymous said...

The Churchill Freshmen are good. Nice video too.

Anonymous said...

Needham's Reel is pretty sick... Some AMAZING LAYS!!!

Anonymous said...

how is the watchung video in first by so much right now? Honostly, has anyone seen the churchhill freshman or needham video?

Anonymous said...

watchungs reel is a bunch of standard stuff, no big plays at all. most of them dont even make a highlight reel for the better teams

Anonymous said...

editing-wise, watchung puts out a good highlight reel though, even if they don't have a million layouts like needham

Anonymous said...

they clearly stacked it with votes...
sorry but your video isn't very good.

Anonymous said...

yeah, I think they timed their clips to the music.. sort of told a story. that's pretty neat.

too bad their highlights are boooring

Anonymous said...

haha lovin all the hostility

and i wouldnt say it's well put together, a few of the others seem put together better

Anonymous said...

whatever theres also an editors choice award and they arent winning that

Anonymous said...

i happen to like watchung's but i'm surprised that no one has yet to vote for Churchill Freshmen

Anonymous said...

yeah churchill freshmen was my second favorite

환희 said...

church freshman is my second favorite as well. consolation prizes?

Anonymous said...

i bet you glen had something to do with this...

doe boy fresh said...

yeah i bet. and i bet they have all the playultimate guys on their side... maybe some people actually like that video so they're voting for it??!?!?!

no way... :-/

gapoole said...

Needham has a lot of nice highlights, but it's mostly layouts and blocks on the mark. Watchung has some really pretty skies, some great hucks, plus the layouts and blocks. I personally feel that the footage itself and the editing are superior in the Watchung videos.

I really like the Churchill Freshman video (my second favorite), although the fakes get maybe too much attention throughout. Definitely a nice reel for a freshmen team, speaks to the quality of the program.

And me? I had nothing to do with this. I voted once. I didn't make the reels, and only attended one of those tournaments, as a spectator. Who are you anyway, Anonymous 7:05pm? How doo you know me, but not know how to spell my name?

-Glenn Poole

Anonymous said...

setting smack talk and arguments aside...

how long is voting going to go on for?

Anonymous said...

Watchung Hills in my opinion definitely had the best editing job. The plays timed with the music were done nicely and the beginning where someone is getting "the best" of them was a nice touch. Sure, they had some filler clips but so did everyone except for maybe Needham whose editing job was...lackluster at best. Not to mention, their song choice was significantly better than most of the entries. Churchill also had a very nice highlight reel...I'm surprised they havn't gotten more votes

Anonymous said...

yea ok glenn, lies lies lies...

Anonymous said...

Glenn, Needham's reel may have a lot of layouts, but it has just as many (no, more) big skies as Watchung's, plus MUCH better big hucks. if you watch needham's full 2006 video, you'l see a lot more big hucks, but they apparently didnt want to fill it with long clips that would take up too much time. also there are a lot of big layouts and sweet blocks, something watchung's video cant say. plus, like i said, there are more and better skies in needham's, too

Anonymous said...

I bet half these anonymous players that are bashing watchung's reel are just angry Needham players. Who the hell says zihzizizzuhzuzhizhzih followed by get down repeatedly...That song makes me want to stab myself through the ears with a harpoon.

Anonymous said...

aaaactually, its an original song that lends itself very wel to a highlight video...something that, again, watchung's video doesnt provide

Anonymous said...

thou shall not dis talib kweli...

gapoole said...

If you want to talk about filler clips, the Needham highlight reel recycles clips from their game against Watchung in spring of '06. Watchung's highlights were all from two tournaments per highlight reel, all from this season. I was under the impression that the highlight competition was for this season, not 2006, and in any case Needham didn't submit their "full" reel, so I don't see why I should expected to vote based on it.

I'm not saying Needham's highlights are poor--far from it, they are pretty swee--and they are an excellent team, I played with some of them at JEM camp and at the SJA Invite last year). But I still would vote for the Watchung highlight reel, based on the reasons I've already cited.

환희 said...

watchungs skies aren't even that good. andrew lunetta of needham absoluetly tools on kids all over the needham reel (skies, foot blocks, insane lays), handlers tom bassett and john barker throw massive hucks all over the place, and this random kid brantley lays out all over the place. what more do you want?

Anonymous said...

dude, i didnt say base your vote on the other video. i said that needham has the hucks, to be sure, but they dont make the cut cause thereare way betetr videos. and before you talk about the guidelines of the contest, go ahead and read the rules for me? thanks

Anonymous said...

the needham song is so sweet
the zhizhizhizhizih part is classy, anonymous at 5/09/2007 7:23 PM clearly has no class.

Anonymous said...

this is a highlight reel contest. people like to see highlights.
needham obiviously has at lot of great plays on their videos.
Watchung Hills, while doing some ok editing with their music and such, doesn't have the same about of great plays that really make a reel interesting, and its clear that a lot of their players must follow playultimate.

I also think that some team with good editing are both the churchill videos, and the ICS video. All of these a really fun to watch and while they dont have the amount of plays that needham does, i think they have the best editing and keep whoever is watching them well entertained.

and the ICS one is pretty hilarious. what does ICS stand for?

#10
non-needham ultimate

Anonymous said...

and by "way better videos" i meant "way better clips and ways to use the time"

Anonymous said...

needhams reel pwns.

-58
non needham player

Brantley said...

hey, i made the needham video, and the guidelines for the video did not say the clips were exclusively to be from this season. I thought that the goal was to make the best highlight video, but I guess I was wrong?

Anonymous said...

BBBBBBBBBBBB SHAAAAAAAAAAAAWTT

Anonymous said...

needham sucks.

needham player
#13

Anonymous said...

okay, admittedly, Watchung Hills does not make the plays. Skies, Layouts, and kick blocks may be a bit scarce.

Lets put it this way.
Needham's Highlights > Watchung's Highlights.

But in honest opinion, I believe that
Watchung's Editing > Needham's.

It's really hard to make a choice here, but from an editor's prospective, I'd have to go with Watchung.
Needham's highlight reel is very VERY entertaining, and I find myself watching it numerous times as well. But the video itself, setting aside the highlights does not reach the level of Watchung.

I hope no one on Needham has taken offense to my opinion.

Anonymous said...

i feel really bad, but i have to admit that half of our votes were from our players just spamming their friends to vote...

-anonymous watchung hills player

Anonymous said...

this isn't an editing competition

Anonymous said...

I'm a needham player, and i certainly dont take offense to you saying that watchung's editing is betetr, its your opinion and not necessarily wrong in my opinion. however, i dont think watchung's editing was terribly good or original either. and you said needham's vid was mroe entertaining and had better highlights? shouldnt that decide the contest?

Anonymous said...

What's with all the trash talk/bashing, etc.?
Isn't ultimate supposed to have something called "Spirit of the Game"? Why can't we try to apply this to highlight reels as well? I mean, on the field people don't call "pick" every half minute just to stop the flow of the opposing team, so similarly should we really have so much excessive negative commentary (focused on one particular highlight reel)?

Why we gotta be haters?

Anonymous said...

the bottom line is, watchung's video was boring, the plays were nothing special, the song is overplayed and redundant, and the use of slow motion is wayyy overdone

Anonymous said...

quote : "Why we gotta be haters?"

you're not black. k?

Anonymous said...

Point taken, but one of the reasons that I like the Watchung reel the most is that the vibe it gives off is quite dramatic, and as someone said before, "tells a story".

That may just be my personal taste, but I think that increases the appeal in a good highlight reel.

Anonymous said...

I agree with anonymous 5/09/2007 7:46 PM

Anonymous said...

>.> what if anonymous was actually black?

Anonymous said...

I disagree on watchung's editing. Editing is not all about timing. The churchill videos are the only ones who actually do any editing to the clips themselves (besides ics). All the other videos were just putting clips to music. I thought the Watchung and Needham videos were awesome, but Churchill's obviously had much more time spent on them in my opinion. I though ICS' video was hilarious but to me it was more of a joke than an actual highlight video. Props to everyone who submitted.

환희 said...

ok comments about race are not needed at all.
i agree that watchungs video was better edited than needhams, but needhams has more plays.
therefore, its more appealing

Anonymous said...

Me = same guy who posted 5/09/2007 7:46 PM

In my opinion, I think that Churchill's reel deserves a lot more than what it's getting in votes right now. I really do.

Hmm. I thought I had something else to say but it appears I don't.

환희 said...

churchhills reel is absoluetly dirty for a freshman reel.
but there are more entertaining ones out there

Anonymous said...

so much anonymous

Anonymous said...

"so much anonymous"
says anonymous
-anonymous

Russell said...

funny- at the Middletown Invitational Watchung Hills managed to play only 2 of the top 5 teams and still win. They played teams that average around 3 points / game (and below) which are what those clips are from. Some are from CHS JV and Amity HS.

Anonymous said...

CHS B and Amity were some of our early games during the Middletown Invitaional. Along with Chase Collegiate, but most of the highlights during that guy were either blocked by someone on the sideline or just simply missed.

Also, our main cameran suffered a concussion on the first point of the Fieldston game for 2nd place.

Sooo... no camera there.

Anonymous said...

Watchung was included in the top 5 teams so you know...they only missed out on 2...plus they had to play chase collegiate (1st place) twice.

Anonymous said...

o come on, we have missed soooo many highlights for various reasons in the past, ya gotta deal with it and not use it as an excuse. this past weekend at the invite, we barely filmed at all, and missed a tonnn of great plays

Anonymous said...

awkward, is video 1 actually winning? has anyone even watched video 6 and video 3

Anonymous said...

AHAHAHAHAHA the end of video 10 is great. I think I know what he's looking at. YEAH

Anonymous said...

I just wanted to say that, I dont know who it was, or where they are from, but this anonymous post from anonymous people is getting pretty long, and no one knows who anyone is. Even the poeple who claim to be people, in particular 5/09/2007 7:37 PM, Anonymous said.. who claimed to be needham #13 was not infact needham #13. My name is Erik Huemiller, and I did not make that comment. It would make this blog a lot easier to follow if people would say where they are from, and their number so that everyone reading it knows who wrote what. Thanks

Needham Ultimate #13

Anonymous said...

is it just me or does the ICS reel seem like a spoof of the churchill westerns story?

Anonymous said...

I believe that was the point anonymous 8:28

gapoole said...

Always been willing to put my name out there. Like I said before, I'm not trying to trash Needham in any way, I like their reel and I like the team. You can even call me biased, it is definitely possible. But my opinion is my opinion. Props to all the submitions, and I like the girls' highlights too--they have some sick players on those teams. Did I hear the name Claire yelled during one of them? If so, is that Claire Suver? Oh, and the ICS vid is quality entertainment, for sure.

-Rutgers Ultimate #15

Anonymous said...

this whole highlight reel thing has gotten out of hand. i don't get what the big deal is. if you liked needham or watchung more, then vote for whichever one u want. theres no need to badmouth the other team's reel. i personally liked churchill's reel. for a team of freshman, that reel was crazy.

russel- we only filmed our first 3 games, which happened to be against CHS B, chase, and then amity. if we could, we would put highlights frmo the other games but as the above comment said, our cameraman was knocked out - literally. if you feel like you still have some ill will towards us because of what happened at that tourney, then talk to us about it, instead of bringing it up in a blog.

Lu Wang
watchung hills
a.k.a. the kid "breaking it down" at the end of vid 10.

Anonymous said...

how is video 1 winning by so much?? wachung's videos arn't bad, they're actually pretty good, but if i were to vote for one of them, i'd vote for their second video. thats the better of the two. its obvious that they just told a ton of random people to vote for "their video" they looked at it and say it was the first video and just clicked the vote now button.

but either way the needham video is the best. great plays, smooth throws, sick layouts. and the churchill freshman video is second best. those kids are sick

Anonymous said...

This blog is worthless until anonymous posting is disabled. People need accountability for what they say.

Anonymous said...

why do you think the second one is better? just curious.

B.Li
Watchung Hills
"editor"

Anonymous said...

not to mention the fact that in no way should the peoples choice count. watchung themselves admitted to spamming their friends to vote for them, they are going to win and everyone knows thats wrong

NU #4

Anonymous said...

better song, clearer filming, and just the plays looked better. the begining of the first one is a not great pull and a crummy group sky where nobody jumps. the second video has some nice catches and layouts and better throws than in the first. over a pretty good video

-same 8:44 PM, Anonymous

Anonymous said...

I was actually trying to see where the standings were, clicked the vote button and accidentally voted for vid #1 -- wonder how many times that's happened?

Anonymous said...

probably about 83 times

Anonymous said...

i agree video 6 hasnt gotten any credit. bad quality and all, the playing is still pretty good.

Anonymous said...

hahahahahaaa

i loved the end of #10

AWWWW YEAAAHHH

Anonymous said...

I thought the first video had better highlights...maybe its just because I got a callahan but we played better at that tournament. Maybe it's the memory of playing more intense ultimate? I love that reel and yes my opinion is extremely biased so just deal with it. Its 1 vote to vid 1 that aint gonna change.

P.S. Lu Wang is the one getting broken down at the end of 10. The commentating is done by Tony Liu.

Seriously you guys take this thing WAY too seriously. Its just for fun.


Jake Price warrior ultimate
callahan extraordinaire =P

Tony said...

I'm tony liu by the way, breaking it down for all y'all at the end of vid 10.

Even though i'm definitely biased for watchung hills and voted for us, i really have to say i was tremendously impressed by needham's reel. I regret not being able to play you guys at the longmeadow tourney and see your skills in person. Awesome video guys, keep it up!

Anonymous said...

needham has 4 callahans this season, 3 were first throw plays, caught by needhams puller

Anonymous said...

haha he said at the beginnign of the season tyhat it was his life goal (callahan off first throw of his own pull) and hes done it twice

Anonymous said...

scratch that, thrice

Anonymous said...

There you go with your trashtalking and trying to one-up the watchung sophomore who obviously doesn't care about this as much as you do. Do you want me to spam all my friends to vote for your reel? Would that make all you needham players happy?..or at least anonymous 9:24

P.S. I did not spam all my friends for votes.

Jake Price warrior ultimate
angry chinkajew

Anonymous said...

Hey...I have no idea why all this conflict is going on, but from this perspective - it's all utterly pointless. Blah blah blah watchung watchung watchung, blah blah blah needham needham needham, blah blah. Who cares? This was just a highlight reel contest. Calm down guys - just vote for what you want and put an end to it. Quit acting like this is the most important thing in the world.

Anonymous said...

jacob price, calm the hell down.
-___-


B.Li
Watchung Hills

Anonymous said...

my life be like ooh aaaah ooh

환희 said...
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Anonymous said...

jesus, that was the most worthless comment iv ever seen...you say its ridiculously immature then you toss around random arbitrary swears for no reason at all...also wat does growing balls have to do with anything? and why would you say that the team of the winning reel probably sucks? jesus, wat a dumb post

Anonymous said...

I've been doing nothing but poking fun at people. Your next. I love how you try to appeal to the maturity of the people as a whole and yet you say things like "your team probably blows" and "grow some balls men."

Just puttin that out there. Gotta love the hypocrits. Just for the record i admit my immaturity.

Jake Price
avoid ap workaholic

Anonymous said...

also, the trash tlak has been dying down...in fact, i think you probably posted that to revitalize it cause you were having fun...loser

Anonymous said...

yeah, Watchung Hills has a cool video...but they completely copied University of Michigan's Godly video.

Anonymous said...

now i wish i had seen ics's video before i voted. although it's not very impressive, it sure is fun to watch

Anonymous said...

HUGE fan of ICS.

Anonymous said...

hmmm sorry if this comes up twice

ok so there has been lots of talk aboutwatchung and needham and whose editing is better. just putting this out here chs freshman, hello, you can actually seen their video,its clear also its nice footage. they too sync their music up with their plays. they definatly should win the editors choice and for viewers choice. again how can you have a good highlight if you cant see the footage and if nothing exciting happens. obviously watchung is out. id go with needham or chs freshman. both of their content is impressive, needhams is pretty intense though. it says some to about luke johnson if his freshman team is that go. chs varsity must be good. props.

NONE-CHS PLAYER
promise just voicing my opinion

Anonymous said...

hey so i made the umm chs freshman video so thank you to anonymous 11:26
i do think the chs video was nicely edited(we had HD footage) not to mention a really nice editing program but man the needham video is amazing. props to you guys.

also it does say something about luke johnson...he is a great coach

Dylan Freechild
chs ultimate #45

Trevor said...

i definitely though watchung and needham had great videos(especially needham) but i think it's clear how much effort was put into the freshman video. I also thought ics' video was top notch. couldn't have nailed it any better. bravo

-Trevor Smith---CHS Freshman

Anonymous said...

man i meant to add this in but whoever anonymous 10:07 is (the one who went off about growing balls) man this is site to voice your opinion. and yeah their was some trash talking but it was all fun a games. i dont think anyone really cared. you also could have stated ur opinion without saying fuck 1000 times. cause i dont think people really appriciate some1 getting on and blowing it all out of proportion. and really all you did for yourself by posting that was make a fool of yourself.so thanks for the good laugh.

Dylan Freechild
CHS ultimate #45

환희 said...

im a clown, what can i say

alex said...

Hey Trevor, I'm glad to hear Churchill peeps like the spoof too. Thanks for posting, I'm definately a fan of that video, its epic. If anyone hasn't seen the original Westerns Story I'd recommend searching youtube for "westerns story churchill 2 of 3"
VOTE VIDEO 7, STATES STORRRRY!

-Alex from ICS

Anonymous said...

voting page not working for anyone else?

Anonymous said...

I edited and submitted both Watchung Hills highlight reels. I greatly apologize for all the controversy that our reel has caused.
I'd also like to apologize for Jacob Price's immature comments which are completely innapropriate and unnecessary. I hope no ill will is brought towards our team from these things.

B.Li.
Watchung Hills

Anonymous said...

how is montour getting so many votes?!

Anonymous said...

Just for the record, the contest is best highlight video, not est editing skills.

Anonymous said...

video 2 has over 50 votes? how does that make any sense

Anonymous said...

i don't wanna sound like an ass, but vid 2... is kidna bad

Russell said...

Actually, I would say blogs and forums are the best places to vent frustration (re: RSD). Also, in my opinion, the best clips are plays in which the two teams are equal. What isn't very impressive is a bid to catch a bad throw, or a D on a bad throw.

Also, what I would consider to be even lame-r is if

"i feel really bad, but i have to admit that half of our votes were from our players just spamming their friends to vote...

-anonymous watchung hills player"

is really true.

I'll stop now and let this thread get back to legitimate comments on the videos and not my own little hissy fit. But before I do, are you guys free for a tournament in NYC on June 2-3rd? Only one way to settle this... on the field! (dun dun duuun)

Anonymous said...

any know the song used in the ICS video?

Anonymous said...

video 6 is the best, did anyone watch the ending? actually its tied with the ICS.
how are the wachtung vids winning?

Anonymous said...

yeah i dont think the spamming thing is true. I think it was just someone who takes this thing way too seriously trying to bitch hills

환희 said...

are you dumb. they jumped 60 votes in the space of 10 minutes.

Anonymous said...

I told everybody from Watchung Hills to stop voting.

Any votes made after 6:00 yesterday have nothing to do with us.

And unless you call asking your own team and a couple (i stress "couple") to vote SPAMMING, then I'd appreciate it that people stopped accusing us of "spamming."

And you are exaggerating greatly when you say "jumped 60 votes in the space of 10 minutes." If I remember correctly, it took us a span of three to five hours to reach 60, which is when I told everyone to stop voting due to accusations.

Chill, people.

B.Li.
Watchung Hills

Anonymous said...

환희

Honestly bro what is your damage?

Anonymous said...

Chill guys, stop hating on watchung

Anonymous said...

people can vote how they want obviously, but it doesnt seem like people are watching all the videos before voting. the wachtung videos are not bad, they are just nothing compared to some others (6 has gotten 0 respect). there is an obvious bias in the voting pool.

Anonymous said...

video 6 is pretty sick, its just their biggest and best plays arn't as good as the other videos top highlights. there is one sick layout towards the end, but other than that its all decent skies, decent hucks (with huge travels might i add) and run through d's. and its a bad quality video. overall, yea its good, i like it. better than some of the others? needham or churchill? i think not

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Anonymous said...

anonymous 11:31 you are a dog. no one else bash him, all he wants is the attention leave it there.
yeah video 6 takes too long to get started, but i think we can all agree that 6 needham and churchill are all way better that wachtung.

Piels said...

in the churchill freshman video the player with the black pants and white hat (ian?) and the player with black under armour leggings and a red long sleeved shirt (huge layout halfway through i think its him too) are going to be SO GOOD once they get older. churchill in 2 and 3 years is going to be absolutely amazing if these kids continue to improve as much as they have in the past year or so. that videos definitely in the top 2 or 3 as well

Anonymous said...

6 is good and full of highlights, but the song selection isn't that great.

don't get me wrong, its a great song but its not a good highlight reel song

Anonymous said...

the problem with video number 6 is the quality. I think a lot of people saw that it was hard to make out the plays and just stopped watching.

Anonymous said...

6 is slow to get started, but much better than wachtung

John Allen said...

Needham is the clear choice here

JA fan club said...

good old JA

Anonymous said...

Did anyone else get a nice laugh out of Montour's video?

Anonymous said...

Needham's viedo was money.

the play after play action kept you interested, and seriously caught your attention

jayhuerbin said...

McCabe,

At midnight the top three were:
1) Video 1 (165)
2) Video 3 (143)
3) Video 2 (90)

Anonymous said...

I didnt catch what was funny. maybe that kid running into the brick wall on the first play.

Anonymous said...

wtf video 2 sucked ass, how did it come in 3rd

Anonymous said...

They probably got a ton of people from their school and friends to vote for the video

Anonymous said...

Theres nothing wrong with that i spose

Anonymous said...

churchill freshman are garbage, i dont know what all of yall are talking about.

Anonymous said...

watchung's video sucks...