*** UPDATE ***

I was absolutely privileged and overwhelmed when watching all 96 submissions to this Weekend Project. Each and every one of you did a great job and really exceeded my expectations. Your videos are stunning and beautiful and you should be proud. Thank you all for participating!

And now the winners!

Grand prize goes to Charles Yeager for Royal Gold

Royal Gold | Weekend Project: Magic Hour from Charles Yeager on Vimeo.


The simplicity of his video along with the sounds are really nice, but my favorite moment is towards the end when he holds the marble to the sun.

Runner up is Julian Schadler's "Teaser - Magic Hour Weekend Project

Honorable Mentions go to Valerie Francisco for Golden Advice" and An Rong Xu's Golden Hour

Watch all the videos submitted in the Magic Hour Album! Again, congrats to everyone who participated. You made some really wonderful videos.

Andrea
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Hi Vimeans,

I have the wonderful honor of judging the next Weekend Project!

This weekend, your mission is to capture some cinematographic magic. How?
By shooting footage during the "magic hour" (sometimes called the "golden
hour"), that elusive period of time where the world looks especially
beautiful. The magic hour happens twice every day -- the first and last
hour of sunlight. Because the sun is near or just below the horizon, the
natural light is soft, diffuse, and full of warm tones.

Midday, the sun is directly overhead, creating intense light and harsh
shadows. During the magic hour(s), you don't have to worry too much about
overexposing highlights or losing images to shadows. You can capture an
entire scene in gorgeous detail by simply pressing the record button.

Check out this video Ian Ruschel shot during magic hour to see the effect
in action:

Magic Hour from Ian Ruschel on Vimeo.

This Weekend Project's Rules:
+ Hunt down and shoot the magic hour -- with your camera of course.
+ Edit your video down to one minute or less.
+ Upload and post your video to the Weekend Project Group
by Tuesday, August 14th at 11:59 PM (EST)

What you shoot is up to you, but get creative with your shots and subjects
to use the magic hour to its full potential.

Please remember that only videos made specifically for this Weekend
Project will be considered. All videos must be approved by the Vimeo Staff
before appearing in the Group, so don't worry if your video doesn't show
up at first; we'll get to it!

The winner of this Weekend Project will receive a free Vimeo Plus
account for one year!
If you're already a Plus member, you can
gift the Plus account to whomever you choose, and we'll give you an extra
5GB of upload space for your account. The runner-up will receive an extra
3GB of upload space, Plus account or not.

Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

<3
Andrea

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79 Comments

Ali

Ali Plus

where do we post it?

Sinergia Filmes

Sinergia Filmes

Daniel, should I upload under my personal Vimeo account or the Weekend Project account?

Matt Schwarz

Matt Schwarz Staff

It will always upload to your personal account, uploading directly to the group just adds it there automatically.

Walson Tai

Walson Tai Plus

I've been wondering why it took so long to post?

unnamed

unnamed

Damn it! I mean, Paris is an awesome location, but I don't have no equipment :( oh well, next time

Kyle Stevenson

Kyle Stevenson

Just grab a camera and be creative dude! Don't let equipment stop you ;)

Kyle Stevenson

Kyle Stevenson

by camera I mean.. any camera... not your nearest 'Alexa' shop :)

Alex Cribbs

Alex Cribbs

But you're a better filmmaker if you shoot with RED or Alexa aren't you? Hehe ;)

Andrea Allen

Andrea Allen Staff

I'm definitely looking forward to watching all the entries!

Greg Crawford

Greg Crawford Plus

Some of us work all weekend long, and do not have the ability to shoot this weekend also here in Western Michigan we have alot of cloudy days making it an impossibility to get shoot in the right lighting conditions. (Can't you allow previousley shot footage? Great Weekend Project idea. Keep up the Projects for more advanced people.

Joao de Sa e Pinho

Joao de Sa e Pinho

Nice idea, thanks god my city is doing one of the greatest medieval event ever

PlayScreen Studio

PlayScreen Studio

I've joined the group, but how can I post the video to this group??

Tamara Benitez

Tamara Benitez Plus

does the footage have to be from this weekend, or can it be old footage reedited for this weekend project?

Andrea Allen

Andrea Allen Staff

I'd like you to shoot new footage. The goal is to really try to push yourself to get creative with how you use magic hour to enhance your shots. Let's see what you can do!

Camille DeBose- SocMedia Films

Camille DeBose- SocMedia Films Plus

"I'd like you to shoot new footage. The goal is to really try to push yourself to get creative with how you use magic hour to enhance your shots. Let's see what you can do!"

I'll be picking up new magic hour shots this week-end, but I'd also like to sprinkle in shots from about 10 days ago (same project- everything shot during magic hour). Would this be fine?

Alex Cribbs

Alex Cribbs

I'm off on holiday to florence this weekend, SCORE! Can't wait to enter this, great challenge.

ABIN ANTONY

ABIN ANTONY

I am going to do something special....

Arifien Zainal

Arifien Zainal

I hope, after upload my video, the judge or the staff will be impressed ;)

Andrea Allen

Andrea Allen Staff

Which part? Are you confused about what a weekend project is, or what magic hour is?

Zia Kalyan

Zia Kalyan Plus

I'm looking forward to seeing everyone's submissions.
Mine is up.

Joyce Rodrigues de Azevedo

Joyce Rodrigues de Azevedo

I have a footage from the last saturday. I didn't shoot it specifically for the project though I thought it would be nice for the weekend project. Can I still use it once the video will be edited and uploaded specifically for this weekend project?

Daniel Hayek

Daniel Hayek Staff

If it fits within the creative challenge, sure, but if it's completely unrelated then no.

Camille DeBose- SocMedia Films

Camille DeBose- SocMedia Films Plus

I didn't submit because my question above wasn't responded to. This was the answer, but it came a lot too late. I'm a little bummed.

Liberula Verde

Liberula Verde

Hi! yesterday I submitted the video vimeo.com/47470957
But it's the first time that I do this, and i don't know if it's in the group! So if somebody can confirm it to me...
Thank you!

Peabody Wormsworth

Peabody Wormsworth

I can confirm that I did not see it within this list: vimeo.com/groups/weekendproject/albums/4921. Which I think is where u will see all the active entries. But also, staff will have to approve ur video and I dont know how long that takes. I see 34 in the list right now. I have also entered mine in the list by clicking "add" and then selecting the group checkbox and 'save'. If u have done this, then I suspect u are in the queue and it will be included in the final judging.
I watched ur video and it is nice. If ur curious mine is here: vimeo.com/47195968. Although mine is harsh in comparison to urs. Good luck.

Liberula Verde

Liberula Verde

Thank you!! I did the same too, so I hope it's being checked by the judge. Good luck too and good job as camera, nice movements!

Liberula Verde

Liberula Verde

checked! and comment! thank you!! and good luck too!

Katie Kenyon

Katie Kenyon

Ive tried finding the "add" button on the page but i cant find it and need to add my video to the list! please help!

Julian Lojek

Julian Lojek Plus

When you go to the "Videos" --> "My videos" section, you should see an overview of all your uploaded clips and a little cogwheel in the upper left corner of each of them. Clicking the cogwheel will take you to the video's settings, and there should be a tab titled "Add to", where you can add the video to any group you are a member of. Maybe this requires that you actually join a group first, have you already done that?

Katie Kenyon

Katie Kenyon

yes i've joined the group, it did allow me to add my video but i don't think it's actually on there, maybe you can't see your own video in the list?! ill have a look. Thanks

Julian Lojek

Julian Lojek Plus

I think that all videos have to be approved by an admin/moderator. Mine didn't show up yet, either. But I uploaded it close to midnight EST and it's now only 6:30am over there, so I guess we might just have to wait a couple more hours.

Dennis Rubio

Dennis Rubio

it rains in england so not sure about magic hour here :(

Julian Lojek

Julian Lojek Plus

Whew, that was close. Uploading mine now, I hope it will make it up there in time. :-) It was fun, thanks!

Tiffany

Tiffany

I have probs upload it, now i'm praying so hard to let my vid get uploaded....

Tom B

Tom B

mine is uploaded! : )

Julian Lojek

Julian Lojek Plus

By the way, why doesn't this Weekend Project have a post in the group's forum? Just wondering...

Cheryl L

Cheryl L Plus

Congratulations to the winners. Enjoyed watching the entries.

Peabody Wormsworth

Peabody Wormsworth

How do u find out who the winners are? Is there a common area where winning videos are posted?

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