Hey there, my sweet sentimentalists,
The opportunity for human connection makes this project, the long portrait, a favorite of mine. Made popular on Vimeo by Clayton Cubitt, the long portrait takes portraiture photography and transfers it to video form. Like Andy Warhol's Screen Tests, the final product shows a subject's subtle expressions, mannerisms, and gestures in a beautiful way.
Josef Kubota Wladyka does something similar with his One Shot Stories. Here, the voice of the subject in combination with the long portrait makes for a magical storytelling experience:Continue reading…
Hello there, my retrograde rebels,
This weekend's Challenge will take quite a bit of planning, but I'm willing to bet you're all craftier than you think. Well no, I won't bet — I'm too cautious to be a gambler. But I get good vibes from this crew!
Your inspiration comes from this jaw-dropping "Palindromic" film by PARACHUTES, in which the second half is exactly the first half, played backwards (and mirrored). Unlike the footage, the plot continues forward:
We the people of Vimeo are big fans of storytelling.
While stories have existed for as long as humans with enhanced left hemispheres, advances in technology have always enriched the way we tell tales. Think about it: written language, radio, cinema, even cameras that fit on the backs of birds! If you've been stumbling around the Internet lately, you might have seen a new kind of storytelling, one that gives the digital bard extra freedom of choice. Let's talk interactive videos.
The concept is pretty neat — interactive videos allow you to tell stories in a non-linear fashion by creating sets of videos for the viewer to choose between, or watch simultaneously. This could mean crafting alternative plot lines, or building a game that requires the viewer to complete each step before moving on. There have been some exceptional examples lately, like this music video for Aloe Blacc's "Love is the Answer."
Creating interactive videos can be quite complex. Instead of one narrative arc, you might have a TON. Here are a few examples of story structures from Treehouse by Interlude, a platform designed for creating these interactive experiences. These concepts will help you plan your interactive video shoot. Each dot in these diagrams is a different video — when creating an interactive video, you'll need to plan your format first.
Hello, you avant-gard aesthetes,
The landscape here in New York has been mostly grays and browns. Though they are beautiful on their own, these hues lose their luster in overcast skies and dirty snow. Looking through my recent Likes, I realized how much I've been relying on color to shape my mood. I need something brighter in my life -- maybe turquoise, with a bit of marigold thrown in? Fire engine red!
This weekend, we're giving you a chance to show your true colors and make a video that expresses a hue of your choosing. Check out the yellow masterpiece of our previous winner, Geoff Gilson — experimental macro shots and a beautiful sound design fosters an immersive experience:
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