Hello metropolitan media mavens,
Chances are you live in a city. Especially here -- 85% of Americans do. The mashup of cultures and backgrounds makes for an overlapping backdrop of endless stories and characters, and this weekend, we are teaming up with our friends at One Day on Earth to investigate these intricate urban environments.
We’ve got something to help you out on this single-day journey. Use one or more of these 10 questions about the future of cities as inspiration, interview prompts, or your guiding stars for visual investigation:
Why are you in your city?
What do you love about your city?
What is the best thing happening in your city today?
What are your city’s biggest challenges?
Who is your city not serving?
What is the worst thing that could happen to your city?
What are the solutions that your city needs to implement?
How are people changing the future of your city?
What do you hope for your city in the next 20 years?
This 24-hour filming campaign is open to everyone, but if you live in one of the US cities listed here, you have the added benefit of a local producer and partners on the ground. All the videos from all cities will be added to a geo-tagged archive, navigable via location, keyword, and profile.
To add your video to the One Day on Earth map, use the uploader on the project homepage — it will be available starting on 4/26, for 30 days, and will push the video to your Vimeo profile! Once it’s uploaded, make sure you add it to the Weekend Challenge Group as well — we’ll still have our usual winners, runners up, and prizes!
+ Film your city in whatever way you like, using the questions above as inspiration, on this Saturday, April 26th.
+ Upload your video at the Your Day Your City page.
+ 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 29th, 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?
Share your vision of the future of your city!Accept this challenge