Vimeo Weekend Challenge

Weekend Challenge: A Unique Point of View

Cameron Christopher

Cameron Christopher Staff

Hello, my creative confidantes!

For this Weekend Challenge we're going to focus on using POV shots as artistic tools. Point of View (POV) is a shooting technique that shows the perspective of a scene from a character or object's position in the setting, whether it's seeing the world through someone's eyes or experiencing the action of orbiting a person as a jumprope, like in this mesmerising video from Callum Cooper:

When you're involved in the scene, the act of watching becomes more immersive than if you were watching everything as a bystander. The most common use of this technique is the "Leading Actor POV," where the audience experiences everything through the subject's eyes. Action cams work especially well for this.

But POV isn't limited to views from the actor's head. Think up some unique shots that really enhance the story you're trying to tell. Perhaps you're experiencing the world as a bass guitar, or a delighted pup!

It's pretty fun to think of creative ways to tell a story using nontraditional views and subjects, so why don't you give it a try? For this Challenge, we want you to explore multiple points of view as a shooting technique for a short narrative. You could try storyboarding your idea to help you come up with a shot list.

Make sure to check out this lesson on POV for more examples of how to use POV to provide a unique perspective:

The Rules:
+ Make a narrative video using at least three POV shots from three different perspectives.
+ Keep your video under 3 minutes.
+ If you add music, use a song you've created or something from the Vimeo Music Store:
+ Upload and post your video to the Weekend Project Group by Tuesday, February 26th at 11:59 PM (EST) :

Remember that only videos made specifically for this Challenge 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 Challenge will receive a free Vimeo Plus account for one year!
If you're already a Plus member, you'll get another year! The runner-up will receive an extra 3GB of upload space, Plus account or not.

Let's see what you've got!

pat donahue

pat donahue

super stoked on this challenge glad the deep winter storm came through for the weekend. thanks for another great video challenge.

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