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Weekend Challenge: Tell Us a Ghost Story

Cameron Christopher
October 30, 2014 by Cameron Christopher Staff
[clip: 110321867] Hey there, my terrifying tarantulas, Once again, the leaves of deciduous trees in the northern hemisphere are crunching beneath our feet, and twilight brings a spooky chill to the air, so this weekend we've got a creepy Challenge for you. Tell us a story about something spine tingling, something creepy or freaky or straight up scary! [Alba Lange](https://vimeo.com/albalange) always delivers when it comes to short, eerie storytelling. Entertain yourself with this spooky illustration of the oddity of misremembering something (also a great example of sound design adding to the mood): [clip: 75138679] Maybe you want to try out some special effects? We've done two lessons about that (Scary Special Effects [Part I](https://vimeo.com/videoschool/lesson/289/scary-special-effects-part-boo) and [Part II](https://vimeo.com/videoschool/lesson/146/scary-special-effects)), and last year we also taught you to create a [prosthetic mask](https://vimeo.com/videoschool/lesson/291/how-to-make-a-prosthetic-mask) or a terrifying scene where Derek [rips off Melissa's face](https://vimeo.com/videoschool/lesson/293/face-rip-tutorial)! If you'd like to be a little more tame, check out this DIY project about [Handcrafting a Spooky Scene](https://vimeo.com/videoschool/lesson/285/handcrafting-a-spooky-scene). However, you don't *need* special effects to tell a spooky story — lighting, pacing, and camera angles can all help heighten the suspense and keep things freaky. You don't even need to use words! [Jason Eisener](https://vimeo.com/user735515) just shows us a story unfolding: [clip:70386747] #### The Rules: **+** Tell a spooky story in under 3 minutes! Remember that only videos made *specifically* for this [Challenge](https://vimeo.com/groups/weekendchallenge) will be considered. **+** If you add music, make sure you use a song you or a buddy created, or something from the [Vimeo Music Store](https://vimeo.com/musicstore)! If you do choose to use a Music Store song, please throw a link in the description. **+** Anything goes for your title, but add this at the end of your video's description: "Created for the Weekend Challenge: [vimeo.com/groups/weekendchallenge](//vimeo.com/groups/weekendchallenge)" **+** Upload and post your video to the [Weekend Challenge Group](https://vimeo.com/groups/weekendchallenge) by *****Tuesday, November 4th, 2014***** at 11:59 PM (EST). Just follow the screenshots below: ![](http://f.vimeocdn.com/si/videoschool/rules_screenshot.jpg) #### The Prizes: **+** The winner will receive a Challenge badge on their video, and **free Vimeo Plus** account for one year! If you're already a Plus member, you'll get another year tacked on to the end of your current subscription. **+** The runner-up will receive an **extra 3GB** of upload space in their weekly quota! *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!* [challenge: Tell us a ghost story!,url: https://vimeo.com/groups/weekendchallenge]
In this ongoing Vimeo Video School series, we present our community with fun challenges to help hone their video-making prowess.

17 Comments

Wyatt Otero

the last video I can see posted is Vintage Memories, my page doesnt look like the screen shot. And so Im not sure how to post.

BroProStudios

I don't think you have set it to Public, or you have not uploaded it.

Richard Jensen Plus

Just curious, what about the last weekend challenge? I haven't seen any of those posted.

MaybeMaybe

I have not seen any videos added from the 5X5 PAUSE challenge.
Do we know why ?
thanks

Abe Puentes

I finnish my fist short before this challenge lol, anyway if someone want to give me some feedback here it is vimeo.com/110043702

Shoban Arts

Ahh! I'm 2/3rds done with my video, but have already hit the 3 minute time limit!!! Blarg. I guess I have to cut things out. Bummer. This challenge is so much fun!!! Great job, vimeo humans!

Bad Acid

Sorry new to this - how does one submit?

Michael Johnsen

Ahrg, of course I'm seeing this challenge on its last day after weeks of planning a scary movie.

Michael Johnsen

So....when is the new challenge coming? I'm new to this.

Dave Lore

I guess some pages are not meant to be refreshed...

Карина

к сожалению в VIMEO очень мало языков :с

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