Hello there, my retrograde rebels,
This weekend's Challenge will take quite a bit of planning, but I'm willing to bet you're all craftier than you think. Well no, I won't bet — I'm too cautious to be a gambler. But I get good vibes from this crew!
Your inspiration comes from this jaw-dropping "Palindromic" film by PARACHUTES, in which the second half is exactly the first half, played backwards (and mirrored). Unlike the footage, the plot continues forward:
This will definitely take some storyboarding to get right, but there are simpler and shorter ways to accomplish the same thing! As seen in the example video, to shift focus away from the weirdness of things moving in reverse, keep each clip short and avoid any dialogue (unless you've woven spɹɐʍʞɔɐq speech into your plot line!). Remember: It's not just a video that works forwards and backwards — both halves make one whole, and that whole must make sense!
+ Shoot a video that works forwards and backwards as one story.
+ Keep your video under three 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 videos title, but 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, March 4th, 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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