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Weekend Challenge: Convey a Color II

Cameron Christopher
February 21, 2014 by Cameron Christopher Staff

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:

Such a narrow subject makes room to play with shooting techniques. An easy way to shake up your video is to vary your shots; we suggest combining macro, medium, and wide shots!

Thinking about composition keeps things interesting! Consider using a theme; how does the color you chose make you feel? What does it mean? How would you express the color if you weren't showing it? Get on the outside of that box!

+ Focus on one color as the subject of a video, using or referencing that color in each shot.
+ Keep your video under one minute.
+ 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:"
+ Upload and post your video to the Weekend Challenge Group by *****Tuesday, February 25th, 2014***** at 11:59 PM (EST).

Only videos made specifically for this Challenge will be considered.

+ The winner will receive a badge on their video, and 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!

Ready for a challenge?

Pick a color, and go wild!

Accept this challenge
In this ongoing Vimeo Video School series, we present our community with fun challenges to help hone their video-making prowess.


Raquél Aly Plus

Hey, whats the name of the video in the thumbnail of the kid with paint on his face looking from amongst the blue smoke? Would be glad if you could provide a link! Thanks! :)

Trond Svendsen

Hey, how come I get 4-5 identical e-mails from you guys when there is a new weekend challenge? One is enough! :-)

Trond Svendsen

Cheers, but I do look forward to them so don't stop! :-)


Hi - it's my first time participating in a weekend challenge and I had trouble figuring out how to upload directly to the group. I uploaded it before midnight yesterday and commented on the forum topic page, but I don't see my video up. Could you add it to the group?

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