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Weekend Project: Mobile Movie

Katie Armstrong
July 1, 2010 by Katie Armstrong Alum

Hey friends!

Unless you've been living under a rock for the past week, you've probably witnessed the hubbub surrounding the release of Apple's new iPhone 4. Vimeo has been aflutter with footage taken with these small but mighty devices, like Marty Martin's music video for Cascades. To celebrate this new era in video making, we've cooked up a weekend project to match!

The challenge is to create a video no longer than 2 minutes using your phone. If you don't have an iPhone 4, don't fret (I don't either!). Any mobile device that can take video is fair game. The catch? Your video must be a narrative. Tell us a story! If you need a little inspiration, check out Apple of My Eye by Michael Koerbel. We also suggest that you check out the iPhone Cinema channel.

Oh, and one more crucial thing, your story has to include the line, "You can't come in here with that."

Make sure to submit your video to the Weekend Project Group. Please note that the Community Staff will approve videos for inclusion into the Group and will also be selecting the winning videos.

The winner gets a Plus account (for Basic members) or 25,000 HD Embeds (for Plus members). The runner-up gets an extra 1 GB of upload capacity (for Basic users) or 10,000 HD Embeds (for Plus members). Make sure you only submit videos made specifically for this weekend project!

Submissions are due on Tuesday (7/6) at 11:59PM (EST).

We're looking forward to your submissions. Don't let us down you guys!

UPDATE- The winner is Simon Guyomard's video "The first series ever shot on a mobile!" and the runner up is Tony Carretti with "Running Wild.". Thanks for your submissions everyone and have a great week :)


Daniel Hayek Staff

Can't wait to see the submissions for this awesome project. Get cracking on these folks you have almost 5 days!

Michael Koerbel PRO

Hi Katie and Daniel,

Thanks so much for the shout-out for "Apple of My Eye" - excited to see what everyone comes up with! If anyone has any questions, feel free to Direct Message me ... :)


BigCrow (Crow Pictures)

This sucks :S Becouse I have veeery old phone. And also I don't speak english well :S

Kiera Faye

cursing my iPhone 3g *shakes fist* and sizing up my friends to figure out who I could wrestle an iPhone 4 away from for the weekend...

Ladder Production Films

i'm going to buy an iphone tomorrow. if my best friend/collaborator huan can win first place, so can i!



Benjamin Carroll

Possibly going to post the first Droid film on vimeo. :)

Kyle Rose Plus

Ah no. I just went out and got some shots without seeing the "you can't come in here with that." part. Guess I'll have to shoot some more tomorrow maybe. Looking forward to the submissions!

Matthew Merola

Got the 5D yesterday. Amazing. Was so excited to finally be able to do a great weekend project and test it out.
But it had to be cell phones this week? Really?

Daniel Hayek Staff

Really. There will be plenty of other weekend projects. Hope you had a good weekend :)

Matthew Merola

I did have a good weekend! Tested out the camera had a blast. 4th of July is always fun.
I'm not bitter about this weekends project- Iphone very cool/trendy idea - I was just lamenting why it had to be on the weekend I got my nice camera.

Tony Carretti Plus

After we post the video, is it available right away or only after the deadline?


ive never done a short film or any film project, i would like to try it out but i know for a fact my editing would suck =/

Tony Carretti Plus

I submitted one yesterday directly through the weekend project page, but it's not showing up under the videos for the project. Does it have to be approved before it is entered?

It is showing up on my personal page though.
BTW - The 26th Century... Thanks for watching!

Christine Hill-Aybar

I think the iphone is cool, good luck to you guys
in your contest or conquest.

Joshua Horn

Quick question for the contest in general - For the basic winner is the plus for one year?

Russell Bold

I'm very glad to be a new member in the Vimeo community! I just wish I had been here sooner, this is such an interesting challenge!

secpoint PRO

I get errors uploading:
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We're working on our upload system right now. Please check back later. Thanks!

And the Vimeo Uploader for windows just hangs Green box and says Loading

Can anyone help?

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