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Weekend Challenge: Spring Cleaning

Andrea Allen
June 4, 2015 by Andrea Allen PRO

Hello, greetings, and welcome to another Weekend Challenge!

It’s springtime here in the Northern Hemisphere and this week, we’re getting down with the time-honored tradition of saying goodbye to dust bunnies beneath your bed and farewell to the fuzz behind your bookshelf. Yep — we’re putting a digital spin on spring cleaning.

Need some tips on getting that footage into digital form? We don’t have a VVS lesson for that yet, but here’s a pretty good guide to get you started:

The Rules:

+ Make a new video using old footage. Extra credit if you dig into old media like VHS, Betamax, Super 8, etc.! + 1-minute maximum length

+ If you add music, make sure you use a song you or a friend 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.

+ Choose your own title, but add this at the end of your video’s description: “Created for the Weekend Challenge: Vimeo Weekend Challenge

+ Upload and post your video to the Weekend Challenge Group by *****Tuesday, June 9th, 2015***** at 11:59 PM (EST).

Only videos made specifically for this Challenge will be considered.

The Prizes:

+ The winner will receive a badge and a 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!

CONGRATULATIONS to our first place winner brettinthecity for his entry OUR HOLE IN THE SAND.

Our runner up is:
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Miles Bergstrom

Andrea, can you link to the video in the school that talks about converting old footage. I can't seem to find it.

Cosmic Dust Productions

Hey Miles, our public library has a whole setup for transferring vhs to digital that you can reserve for free. I don't know if that sort of thing is available in your area, but it would definitely save you some cash!

Richard Anthony Morris

Nice, I've got the perfect video for this that I've been wanting to re-edit for ages!

Simon Weintroub

Can you use any copyright free music? or does it have to be self created or from the Vimeo music store?

Chad Bronder Plus

I'm having trouble adding my video and the deadline is in a few hours... it won't let me add to group.

Simon Weintroub

Hi, was wondering why my video never appeared in the group? Do you only put a select few in? Or did it not work when I ticked the add to groups button?
Cheers Simon

brettinthecity Plus

Thanks for picking my video. There were so many great little films entered for this challenge so I'm super happy! Looking forward to the next challenge.

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