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Weekend Challenge: Shapes!

Cameron Christopher
June 13, 2013 by Cameron Christopher Staff

Hey there, acute-ys,

If you're like me, you've been thinking you need a creative workout. Well, we want to help you get into shapes this summer! This weekend is all about basic geometry and finding shapes out in the world. Maybe it's the same thing in different shapes, like rooftops or street signs, or maybe it's different things with the same shape, like the circles in Everynone's video:

Don't be a square--find a way to creatively frame your subject. I don't mean to go around in circles, but there are just so many possibilities! It takes a certain degree of creativity to find those hidden configurations. Try angles. Triangles! Without geometry, life is pointless. Let the wild rhombus begin?

Ok, that's enough of that.

+ Make a video where the primary focus is shape.
+ Keep your video under 2 minutes.
+ If you add music, use a song you've created or something from the Vimeo Music Store.
+ Upload and post your video to the Weekend Challenge Group by Tuesday, June 18th at 11:59 PM (EST).

Remember that only videos made specifically for this Challenge will be considered.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!

The winner of this Challenge will receive a free Vimeo Plus account for one year, and one of our stunning new trophies!

If you're already a Plus member, you'll get another year! The runner-up will receive an extra 3GB of upload space, Plus account or not.

Ready for a challenge?

Shoot a video thats all about shapes!

Accept this challenge

P.S. This weekend's challenge was based on an idea that Andrea, a previous Challenge winner, came up with. If you have ideas for future Weekend Challenges, post them in this forum topic.


The Runner Up is Thomas C. with Circle, and honorable mention goes to Stephen Scarlett for Basic Geometry.

Congrats to everyone, and see you guys next time!


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


Allan Crook Plus

I was thinking a might do a film that is about body shape? Does that count?

Cameron Christopher Staff

Hey Allan, you can interpret the Challenge however you'd like. I was thinking something along the lines of comparing the shapes of things visually, but as with any creative challenge, feel free to push the boundaries :)


Only shooting or motion graphic too?


can it be in a documentary format expressing shape... while shooting objects related to the shape?


Okay that is all I needed to hear...... I will be getting on it right away?


how can chat on vimeo tell me plz thanx

Rick Glaser

I would enjoy creating a music track for anyone who might have difficulties on their own.

The Pod PRO

Love the sample video, thanks for the Challenge :-D

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