Hey there, my proactive pedestrians,
This weekend, I challenge you to take an adventure. You don't need to climb cliffs or dive amongst the dolphins (although that would be rad); this adventure can be one you take every day. However, this time you're going to document it, stopping every 20 steps.
To begin, take a short video of the area you start your video adventure. Then, take 20 steps in one direction and stop and take another short video. Repeat this process after taking another 20 steps. After you've captured 20 little videos, every 20 steps, you'll edit them together to create a film.
Check out this example by TALLTREE, the winner of our last 20 Steps Challenge, which still holds up after a few years:
Here, the in-between moments were kept in (albeit, sped up), but feel free to use other transitions between clips! I'm a fan of the simple jump cut, myself, but things could get really interesting with whip pans or body wipes.
There is no limit to how long you capture a video after each set of 20 steps, but the whole video shouldn't go over 3 minutes. You could divide that equally, or give weight to some pauses and only a few seconds to others.
Once you've walked all 400 steps, edit the videos together chronologically and see what you come up with! You won't be going far, so the Challenge is to show an area in several different ways. Maybe you'd like to focus on perspective, or the angle of your shot. Maybe it's all about people, or varying shot type between macro and extra-wide.
+ Shoot 20 clips every 20 steps.
+ 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, January 14th, 2014***** 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! 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!
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