The 4-Hour Chef 8-Second Book Trailer — Finals

Wow. The audio submissions for the 8-second book trailer are simply AMAZING. I listened to hundreds of the almost 800 entries. So sorry for the delay in things, but I wanted to hear as many as possible. Thank you all so much for submitting!

Please help me vote for the winner with the below video form (deadline 5pm PT August 10)! To watch the video sync’ed to the music, just play the track and scroll back up to watch the video.

Here are the six finalists I picked. The winner gets $2,000!

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70 Replies to “The 4-Hour Chef 8-Second Book Trailer — Finals”

  1. “No Clock” made me LOL! haha that is just funny. But my vote for the coolest would go to “secret sauce”.

  2. Secret sauce is amazing. Need to watch out it doesn’t look to oriental though. I know you are a fan, but it is a cookbook, and is the content most of all oriental?

  3. It’s a cooking book; not a fitness book. Not sure who the demo is *supposed* to be but it’s probably going to be women. Just sayin…I think the “aggressive” ones are going to be a bit much.

  4. Vote = submitted.

    The genius of your testing never ceases to amaze.

    And sweet jesus this audiodraft service is incredible.

  5. I can’t believe what i’m seeing here… This sound designs are a part of a contest on Audiodraft. At ANY moment, the sound designers have been warned that their work will used for the promotion of this site. The rules were clear, when the contest was finished on Audiodraft, TF was supposed to announce a winner. But here it’s something else. The sound designers are not paid for doing your promotion here ! What is this F… business ?

  6. As a French girl, I say : 100% 5 Tango Star ! It has an italian / Godfather / Sexy feel to it and where I’m from you don’t mess with food ! 😉

  7. Secret sauce! Somehow crashing and breaking concrete and the word “Fuck” don’t work with delicate guitar plucking, flutes or orchestral movements. 🙂

  8. What advice can you give to someone who since they were a little girl and all my friends were playing house I was running my own business. The reason for the advice is I’m disabled and will never be able to go back to the traditional work force. I feel now is the perfect time to start that business. I want the freedom of a lifestyle business but no clue what to get into. Looking for advice and help. Thanks

  9. Hey Tim,

    I loved the secret Sauce. Rough and smooth at the same time.

    The Secret Sauce – aand

    No Clock – gamadope

    Animal – Darrenaudioguy

  10. 1. Secret Sauce of the available selection.

    2. If possible, none of the selection give. See #1 otherwise.

    3. Wish we could have done a video selection Not feeling this one.

  11. No Clock – Strategic & Clever (Sherlock Holmes/Guy Ritchie or Quentin Tarrantino style/feel)

    Animal – Terminator 2

    The Secret Sauce – Linkin Park feel

    I like “Animal” but believe it fits the 4 Hour Body mentality, where a book focused more on intellect and cooking reflects the feeling “No Clock” offers.

    I recommend No Clock when I think about what the book would be for myself, plus it sounds nothin’ short of totally bitchin’.


  12. No offense to those who submitted, but I actually prefer the original sound clip by a longshot. Of these, ‘secret sauce’ would be my runner up.

  13. A couple of them don’t fit at all. It has to be a bad-ass type tune – secret sauce feels a little dated. Animal all the way. Edgier.

  14. Hi Tim —

    You can and should expect bias towards the first few samples. If you want good results, you should randomize the order things show up in.

    Looking forward to the book.

  15. Hands down, “No Clock”

    The changes in the music are right in line with the video, making it aesthetically pleasing; also gives an impression of power and grace.

  16. Secret Sauce doesn’t cut it for me because it reminds me of “Splinter” by Sevendust used in the Four Hour Body trailer. That type of music was fine for a a book that dealt with Becoming Superhuman. The 4 Hour Chef seems to be more focused on accelerated learning, which I think calls for a more nuanced approach and therefore more nuanced music.

    My favourite, “No Clock”. If the artists have full songs, I wouldn’t mind hearing them on Youtube.

  17. If you are promoting 4HB again, then secret sauce or any other action type soundtrack would be fine.

    But there, I would expect something much more refined otherwise it’s gonna mislead people in a marketing point of view.

    Using something like 5 Star Tango for ex. let us understand that “there’s more”, and it’s not about 4HB, and it’s refined.

    To me, this video + secret sauce = 4HB again, then I don’t understand the purpose really.

    This video + 5 Tango star = something new…

  18. The contrast offered by 5-Star Tango and No Clock creates an interesting “tension”… less obvious, more passion!

  19. Animal fits right to the video, every bit of it

    Secret sauce is gay, it’s more appropriate for some long video, not quick intro

    there’s no balance between entrance and exit

    ANIMAL wins

  20. The secret sauce isn’t synchronized right…. Also without the floor cracking sound I can’t feel Tim’s heavy falling.

    Changed my vote to Aggressive HQ!

  21. Just a heads up that if you’re having synchronization issues, it’s most likely a player glitch. So if it happens, try restarting the given track a few times and it should sync up.

  22. I wish I would have known about this contest earlier as I would have come up something for this.

    I cannot wait for Tim’s book! It should be great if it is anything close to his previous 2 works.

  23. Hi, Tim

    The 4HB – great book! I’ve eaten 250g of protein per day for the past 7 days and I’m up to 207 from 199 pounds body weight.

    Question – did I read Geek-to-Freak correctly?…am I really to do just ONE set of each excerise to seven reps? That’s it??

    I’m doing the free-weight routine for my Workout A & B. I feel like I’m gonna hork after my 5/5 cadence, but I also feel like I should be working out longer (at least more sets). One set to 7 reps for the Yates Row and one set to 7 reps for the Overhead (dumbbell in my case) Press sure don’t take long to complete…



  24. All this 4 hour stuff seems like it is spreading the original brand thin. I mean “The 4 hour Work Week” was an amazing pioneering book. It changed lives and gave a whole generation the courage to accept nothing less then their dreams. Now its off to 4 hour workouts and now 4 hour chef cooking

    Why stray so far from the goose that lays the golden egg? How about the 4 hour work week book 2? or something that builds on the first one. That’s what people want!