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Challenge: Storytelling the Stillmotion Way

Daniel Hayek
April 30, 2013 by Daniel Hayek Alum
Hopefully you've been studying diligently during our [Storytelling the Stillmotion Way](vimeo.com/videoschool/lesson/384/storytelling-the-stillmotion-way-part-1) series because it's time for a Challenge! Be sure to check out all 4 parts of our collaboration with Stillmotion on learning how to better tell you stories. More details below! ![](f.vimeocdn.com/si/videoschool/stillmotion_challengebanner2.png) **Here are the rules for the challenge:** + Use what you've learned in the [Storytelling the Stillmotion Way](vimeo.com/videoschool/lesson/384/storytelling-the-stillmotion-way-part-1) series to tell the story of somebody who is doing what they love. + Your video should be one to two minutes in length. + If you add music, use a song you've created or something from the [Vimeo Music Store](vimeo.com/musicstore), or [With Etiquette](withetiquette.com/). + Add your video to the [Storytelling the Stillmotion Way Challenge Group](Storytelling the Stillmotion Way Challenge): [![](f.vimeocdn.com/si/videoschool/stillmotion_steps.jpg)](Storytelling the Stillmotion Way Challenge) Make sure you upload and post your video to the [Group](Storytelling the Stillmotion Way Challenge) by Monday, May 6th 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! **And here are the prizes:** + The top 10 finalists will receive a $99 music license from our friends at [With Etiquette](withetiquette.com/). + Third place will receive a [Simplis Quick-Release Plate](vimeo.com/22140093), plus two [Universal Accessory Mounts](cinevate.com/store2/universal-accessory-mount.html#sthash.fVjlhvkh.dpbs) from Cinevate, and a free [Vimeo Plus](vimeo.com/plus) account for one year! + Second place will receive an [Atlas FLT Camera Slider](vimeo.com/22142288) from Cinevate, and a free [Vimeo Plus](vimeo.com/plus) account for one year! + First place will receive an [Atlas FLT Camera Slider with Moco](vimeo.com/56914547) from Cinevate, and a free [Vimeo PRO](vimeo.com/pro) account for one year! Now it's time to tell your own story! We can't wait to see what you come up with! *****UPDATE***** We received [72 incredible submissions](Storytelling the Stillmotion Way Challenge) and were absolutely floored by the quality — in terms of both story and production value! It was an absolute pleasure to see what you learned and created. The competition was fierce, and we had a heck of a time whittling it down. Here are the results: Our **grand prize winner** is [wvmmotionworks](vimeo.com/wvmotionworks) for their lovely entry, [footprints [a farm story]](Storytelling the Stillmotion Way Challenge). They will receive an [Atlas FLT Camera Slider with Moco](vimeo.com/56914547) from Cinevate, and a free [Vimeo PRO](vimeo.com/pro) account for one year! [clip: 65521882] **Second place** goes to [Thibault Grégoire](vimeo.com/user11278237) for the delicious [26 Club Sandwich](Storytelling the Stillmotion Way Challenge). Thibault is the lucky recipient of an [Atlas FLT Camera Slider](vimeo.com/22142288) from Cinevate, and a free [Vimeo Plus](vimeo.com/plus) account for one year! And in **third place** is [Nicolas Levasseur](vimeo.com/nrlevasseur) for the artfully crafted [Levasseur Woodworking](Storytelling the Stillmotion Way Challenge). Nicolas will receive a [Simplis Quick-Release Plate](vimeo.com/22140093), plus two [Universal Accessory Mounts](cinevate.com/store2/universal-accessory-mount.html#sthash.fVjlhvkh.dpbs) from Cinevate, and a free [Vimeo Plus](vimeo.com/plus) account for one year! In addition, we'd like to congratulate the following 7 videos, which, in addition to the three winners, comprise our **top 10 finalists**. Each finalist is awarded a $99 music license from our friends at [With Etiquette](withetiquette.com/): [Tharg](Storytelling the Stillmotion Way Challenge) [connect.ability](Storytelling the Stillmotion Way Challenge) [An Artist's Heart](Storytelling the Stillmotion Way Challenge) [CHAR](Storytelling the Stillmotion Way Challenge)  [Ninpo Taijutsu I Sensei Orlando Mancina](Storytelling the Stillmotion Way Challenge) [The love of engineering](Storytelling the Stillmotion Way Challenge) [THe Crossmen Drum & Bugle Corps](Storytelling the Stillmotion Way Challenge)
  1. Use the power of storytelling to win terrific prizes in our latest Challenge!
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    Learn about the art of storytelling from the folks at Stillmotion, starting with the four P's of storytelling: People, Place, Plot, and Purpose.
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    Learn how to use research to develop keywords to guide the pre-production process in part two of our storytelling workshop series with Stillmotion.
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    Walk through the last steps in pre-production by creating a storyboard and call sheet and choosing gear, and finally learn some tips for the shoot day in part three of our storytelling series with Sti
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    In the last installment of our series on storytelling with Stillmotion we challenge you to apply what you've learned to tell a story of somebody doing what they love.
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11 Comments

Ian Slade

A useful series that as a novice semi pro photographer and completely novice film maker I found informative and useful and will help produce short films in the future.
THANKS!

Andrea Piombin

ten days.. not enough time for me.. pass.. but I'm excited for the upcoming video..
I LOVE Vimeo!

kakounet

Exactly the same for me ! (but i'm not a pro :D)

Giacomo Sardelli

Added! This is very useful stuff, well done posting this series, it's a time saver!

Saravy Pring

Awsome info guys and great work! Thank you!

Andre Ford

This was a good contest. I tried to complete the video but I did not have enough time to work through my concept, shooting and editing. I learned a lot from going through the process but was not happy enough with my final video to enter it. I hope this competition is run again and maybe more time given for us to come up with more compelling videos.

Andre Ford

Hi Daniel.

I think 3 weeks would be a good time-frame to come up with something interesting. I work full-time so it took a lot of effort to get it completed. I really like the idea and I learned a lot from going through the process.

Daniel Hayek Staff

Interesting, thanks for sharing Andre. Something to consider for next time.

Emilien Le Rochais

Trully interesting and inspiraring challenge but i agree with andre! Full time job + kids i didńt find the time. 3 weeks for the next "big challenge" would be so cool and let everybody have a chance to share its vision.

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