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Weekend Project: Quick Tüts

Andrea Allen
April 30, 2010 by Andrea Allen Staff

Hey there weekend party people,

We've got a very functional Weekend Project for you. We're calling it, Quick Tuts.

The idea is to make a short, instructional video showing how to use everyday, readily-available items to aid in your filmmaking adventures. For example, we shot the below Quick Tut about using a smooth-rollling office chair for dolly shots.

Now it's your turn!

Objective: Make a 30 second or less video using things you can find around your house, or at your local hardware store. If you go to the hardware store, be sure to limit your budget to $20. Show us what you use, and how you use it.

As always be sure to upload your video to the Weekend Project Group and add your video. We've also started a Quick Tuts Group, so be sure to join and submit your video there, too!

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 (5/04) at 11:59PM (EST).


Thanks for the great (and helpful) submissions! We've decided to go with the following entries:

Quick Tüt: LIS by Piotr Bargiel

Rubber Band Tip by Braxton McCarthy

See you again next weekend!


Greg Crawford Plus

I've used most of my allotted up link space, it re-sets on Wednesday. Do you wave the up link count win submitting items for this kind of project? I have a very helpful idea that would save your views lots of $$!

Bernardo Lopes

Ahaha! Good idea! I LOVE IT! Going to do it this time... :)

sophie pasqualetti

Fantastic idea, but unfortunately is not available for the outside use!!!


wat u think about that ????????

Alex Ezell

So, one dolly shot in a tutorial about dolly shots?

Michael Moverley

I made a music video for a college project, the entire product was created in my bedroom using anthing I could find to aid filming, for example the scene where the camera spins 360 degrees around me was done using a swivel/office chair (I did everything by myself, including camera work so it does seem quite amatuerish).
If you want to watch, the videos on my account entitled "My Moby Music Video"


jucie gang [should've bought some jucie brrrr] yea holla babyphat outtteee lol u kno it

Arnaud Pérennès

best regards from france
interesting project
thanks arnaud

Cliff Frost Plus

Thanks all, this was a really fun and useful project. i learned some nice stuff.

Kiera Faye

nice pick on the winners, and many thanks to everyone who submitted! I don't suppose the staff has time to list more of their favorites?

Piotr Bargiel

Thanks everyone!

Taking part in any Weekend Project is fun. Winning one is a real honor.

Thank you for the opportunity and see you next time! :>

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