Halloween is right around the corner at Vimeo HQ and we’re in the mood for a good scare! This week, we want you to tell us a story about something spine-tingling, something creepy, something freaky, or straight-up scary! Are you ready for the challenge? Of corpse you are!
Want to try your hand at some killer special effects? We’ve got two lessons to help — scary special effects part I and part II — and we’ve also got tutorials for creating a prosthetic mask and a terrifying face-ripping scene!
If you want to tone down the gore a little bit, you can check out this DIY project we made about handcrafting a spooky scene. However, you don’t necessarily need special effects to tell a frightening story. Scarefully crafted lighting, pacing, and camera angles can all help heighten the suspense and keep things spooktacular.
Alba Lange 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):
You don’t even need to use words! Jason Eisener just shows us a story unfolding:
- Create a spooky-themed video, one minute and thirty seconds or less.
- If you add music, make sure you use a song you or a buddy created, or that you have the rights to use.
- Anything goes for your 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, October 23, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. (EST). Just follow the screenshots below:
- The winner will receive a badge and a free Vimeo Plus membership for one year! If you’re already a Plus member, you’ll get another year tacked on. If you have Vimeo PRO, we’ll give you six more months of PRO added to the end of your current membership.
- The runner-up will receive a free Vimeo Plus membership for six months. Current Plus members will get six more months added on, and PRO members will earn three additional months of PRO.
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.