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Hey there, my hawk-eyed hellions,

For this Challenge, let's take a look at the ends of the shot spectrum: Extreme Wide Shots (EWS) and Extreme Close Ups (ECU). As we've mentioned before, shot variety makes for a more interesting story. In most cases, if your entire video consists of one single shot, your audience won't stay engaged.

The inspiration for this Challenge comes from Weekend Challenge participant Pat Boberg, and this video by directors Glen Milner and Ben Hilton:

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beginner

Hey there, my abbreviated array,

This weekend, we're bringing back the shortest challenge we've got: the 5 second film! You should watch and learn from the masters, but we've also got these examples from a previous winner (Paul Rayment) and runner up (Jared Rosenthal):

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Hey there, you 'ol straightforward so-n-sos,

This weekend, try this uncomplicated (but secretly sophisticated) Vimeo classic: the One Minute video. It's simple -- no camera movement, no editing, only existing sound, one minute long. Check out Brian's winning video from our last One Minute Challenge:

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Editing
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beginner

In "Paris Through Pentax," photographers Antoine Pai and Matthieu Maury of Maison Carnot capture the City of Light within a Pentax 67 camera. With the help of some Blackmagic, they place the viewer within the viewfinder, allowing them to depict Paris in a new and charming way.

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Behind The Scenes
Do It Yourself
Shooting
Difficulty:
beginner

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