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Weekend Challenge: Find Your Center

Jamie McAleney
February 27, 2015 by Jamie McAleney Support
Aristotle once said that the greatest form of beauty is symmetry. Many filmmakers avoid symmetrical images in order to stick to the standard [“Rule of Thirds”](https://vimeo.com/videoschool/lesson/8/framing-and-composition), but some embrace centering their subjects to create unique, complex images. Director, Wes Anderson is known to center his subjects quite often! And hey, if it's good enough for Wes, it's good enough for me! Check out this great compilation, **Wes Anderson // Centered** done by [kogonada](https://vimeo.com/kogonada) below! [clip:89302848] This weekend, I challenge YOU to create your very own centered masterpiece! You can choose to either tell an original story or showcase a collection of clips. The rules are simple; conceptualize, shoot and edit a video (no more than one minute in length) using only shots where the subject is centered. **Keep in mind: your final video does not need to be symmetrical by any means, only centered!** Feel free to play with asymmetry and balance as long as your subject is in the center of the frame. Good luck and have fun! #### The Rules: **+** Create a video using only centered images, in under a minute! Remember that only videos made *specifically* for this [Challenge](https://vimeo.com/groups/weekendchallenge) will be considered. **+** If you add music, make sure you use a song you or a buddy created, or something from the [Vimeo Music Store](https://vimeo.com/musicstore)! If you do choose to use a Music Store song, please throw a link in the description. **+** Anything goes for your title, but add this at the end of your video's description: "Created for the Weekend Challenge: [vimeo.com/groups/weekendchallenge](//vimeo.com/groups/weekendchallenge)" **+** Upload and post your video to the [Weekend Challenge Group](https://vimeo.com/groups/weekendchallenge) by *****Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015***** at 11:59 PM (EST). Just follow the screenshots below: ![](http://f.vimeocdn.com/si/videoschool/rules_screenshot.jpg) #### The Prizes: **+** The winner will receive a Challenge badge on their video, and **free Vimeo Plus** account for one year! If you're already a Plus member, you'll get another year tacked on to the end of your current subscription. **+** The runner-up will receive an **extra 3GB** of upload space in their weekly quota! *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!* [challenge: Find Your Center,url: https://vimeo.com/groups/weekendchallenge]
*******MARCH 4TH WINNERS UPDATE***** ----------------------------------**
CONGRATULATIONS to our first place winner [Scott Duffy](https://vimeo.com/user26270472) for his entry **Hockey Sounds.**
[clip:121101874] **Our runner up is:** **[The Routine](https://vimeo.com/groups/weekendchallenge/videos/121148957)** **Honorable Mentions:** **[Maximum Henry - Ramona Check Presenter](https://vimeo.com/groups/weekendchallenge/videos/120900994)** **[H20](https://vimeo.com/groups/weekendchallenge/videos/120952847)** **[Bossa Centro Nova](https://vimeo.com/groups/weekendchallenge/videos/121001852)**
In this ongoing Vimeo Video School series, we present our community with fun challenges to help hone their video-making prowess.

1 Comment

Alberto Elias

Jaaa muy lo de centrar las imagenes, no sabia que tenian tanta fuerza las imagenes en el centro del recuadro.-

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