Weekend Challenge: Human Movement

Hey there, peerless participants,

You know those moments where you've got the perfect song playing in your headphones and suddenly the world is in tempo and your life is a musical? Every person passing by seems to be moving in time, and hand movements during a conversation or quick steps to the subway are suddenly rhythmic and purposeful. If only every moment of every day were like that.

My challenge to you this weekend is to create a video that focuses on human movement, at any scale. A crowd flowing across the street, a dancer's controlled movements, a baby venturing into the walking world -- there's movement everywhere!

Let's take a look at a few examples of videos that focus on movement, be it dance, play, or the shuffle of daily life. First up, check out on of my favorite videos on Vimeo, which is Mathy & Fran's video for Russ Chimes. It focuses on small movements in quick succession, using jump cuts to create collages of choreography:



Camera movement can also highlight the way a person moves, like in Callum Cooper's experiment, "Full Circle", where the viewer orbits the subject's body:

And finally, Takayuki Akachi explores the movement of people walking all around the world, observing that "all of us breathe in the same air, and step on the same ground":

You can take this Challenge in any direction you'd like -- maybe explore the way your skateboard connects you to the ground, or try something experimental, like Cokau Lab's video of a breakdancer wearing GoPro cameras on his extremities. A few member's of the Community Team here at Vimeo even collect these videos, like Dan's album, Movement is Cool, or Andrea's channel, Hey Vimeo, let's Dance!.


+ Create a video about the way people move!
+ Keep it under 3 minutes.
+ If you add music, make sure you use a song you or a buddy created, or something from the Vimeo Music Store! If you do choose to use a Music Store song, please throw a link in the description.
+ Add this at the end of your video's description: "Created for the Weekend Challenge: vimeo.com/groups/weekendchallenge"
+ Upload and post your video to the Weekend Challenge Group by ***Tuesday, October 8th, 2013*** at 11:59 PM (EST).

Only videos made specifically for this Challenge will be considered.


+ The winner will receive a free Vimeo Plus account for one year, and one of our stunning new trophies! If you're already a Plus member, you'll get another year!
+ The runner-up will receive an extra 3GB of upload space.

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!

Ready for a challenge?

Create a video about movement!

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Category:
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Difficulty:
Beginner

22 Comments

Moeed raza

Moeed raza

I think it gives some rest to pressurized veins.

APL

APL

im late nooooooooo.

Ali Düşünen

Ali Düşünen

Can we use a free license music from another database??

steve wheen

steve wheen Plus

Does the whole film need to be shot over this weekend, or can we use some footage that was shot previously?

Cameron Christopher

Cameron Christopher Staff

If you have old footage that you can work into an entirely new and different piece, go ahead!

Paul von Hartmann

Paul von Hartmann

do "social movements" count? what about a polar shift in human evolution?

Magda Revetllat

Magda Revetllat

It is a very nice project but I need more than a weekend...

I will watch your videos!

Don Hendricks

Don Hendricks Plus

I use music (CC License) by Kevin MacLeod...would this be allowed for this challenge? (Naturally, credit and a link to his work.)

Don Hendricks

Don Hendricks Plus

Silly me...previous post has answered my question. No reply necessary. Thx.

Animesh Mondal

Animesh Mondal

beuti......................................ooooooooooooooooooffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffff

Mr.Evil-studio

Mr.Evil-studio

i think Full Circle from Callum Cooper is very good , good idea & good style
keep on & good luck guys
i like it

Andres S

Andres S

Hello Cameron, I uploaded my video and added it to the group 2 days ago. When will it show in the group?

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