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Weekend Challenge: Human Movement II

Cameron Christopher
April 11, 2014 by Cameron Christopher Staff

Hey there, mobile meanderers,

This spring tease of warm weather in NYC has awoken a sedentary population. Feet are hitting the pavement with more enthusiasm than in previous months, and it seems like the world is more kinetic than before. I'm no longer the lone dancer on the train — everyone's got a little pep in their step!

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 one 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:

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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, keirux's winning entry from the last Human Movement Challenge:

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 short film about movement.
+ 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.
+ Anything goes for your video's title, but add this line 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, April 15th, 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?

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

10 Comments

Bengt Bäverman

Oops, I think you got the date wrong. By what date should these entries be posted?

Donato Greco

I add to Bengt question: the deadline must be wrong, since I received the Vimeo Weekend Challenge email today, April 11th. ;-)

Thomas Edward Smith

Posted my entry Sunday night. It was 2 minutes 59 seconds in my editor, but ended up on Vimeo as 3 minutes flat. I hope I am not disqualified for not keeping it "under 3 minutes." It's about a yo-yo enthusiast, and it's called Zig-Zag Man. vimeo.com/91880960

Graham Ormiston

Phew, managed to get my first ever entry in on time! Mine is about a friend of mine, Joe, who is basically a one man band. Hope you like it: vimeo.com/92092615

Joe Flores

can anyone tell me whats the song in the Step forward video by keirux?

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