1. You’re Welcome America! by The Great American Bacon Race
Why we like it: The bacon. And the humour. (But mostly the bacon.)
Cost of production: £1,400 ($1,800)
As everyone who’s ever shared a Fail Army clip will tell you, funny goes a long way online. So choosing humour for your video trailer is a great choice, particularly if you can pull something off as brilliant as the Bacon Race trailer.
2. Your Mom Says No by Legion Run Lithuania
Why we like it: Good editing, happy faces, short and to the point
Cost of production: $****
This is a very neat, professional, no-nonsense trailer that is bound to get the attention of a good many OCRacers. What’s great about it is that it taps into the kid in every mud-loving racer out there and does so with an honesty and resonance that is really irresistible. When you see this clip, you know the people who made it are speaking your language.
3. Birds-Eye View by Heroes Ultra
Why we like it: Shows what two people and a drone can achieve in a day
Cost of production: £500 ($650)
Now, this is a video that is deceptively cheap and straightforward to put together. You get a runner out on the course for a day and follow them around with a drone. It is, of course, all in the editing. When it’s all said and done, you’ve got a pretty impressive few shots of the course that give viewers a good idea of what it is to take part in the race – all for a few hundred pounds.
4. No.5 by The Transcontinental Race
Why we like it: Pure class
Cost of production: £? ($?)
Never mind putting together a teaser video with one runner and a drone – how about putting together an awesome teaser for a 2,500 mi Trans-European ride without a single bike shot?! Think out of the box. Think you need race clips for a good teaser? Thing again.
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5. Epic by ThorXtri
Why we like it: Well, it’s epic, isn’t it?
Cost of production: £Loads
We just had to wrap up with a big production clip and what better example that this ridiculously epic trailer from thorXtri (you now it’s a silly tough race when the barge taking you to the start line needs to come down on a piece of icy rock). Numbing landscapes? Check! Sheep? Check! 30ft assorted swords monument? Check! No wonder this one’s going straight into the wishlist.
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