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