Greetings, people of Vimeo!
How's everybody feeling this week? If your week was awesome, I hope your weekend is even awesomer! If you didn't have such a great week, well that's okay! It's the weekend now! And since it's the weekend, you know what the means, right? Do ya? Do ya? WEEKEND PROJECT, AHOY!
Have you ever seen someone and think to yourself "Wow, I bet this person has some pretty cool stories to tell"? This weekend we'd like to give you the opportunity to capture these stories on video. Have you ever wondered what a day in the life of your mailman is like? Have you ever wondered why that really tall guy stands on the same corner every day holding an iron? What about that security guard who works the midnight shift at the bank? What does he do all night? How about the war veteran you pass by on your way to work everyday collecting donations? Surely he's got some interesting things to say.
I've been working on a series of videos called "Playing for Pocket Change" where I interview musicians playing in the streets and subways of NYC. I'm going to show you my most recent episode, released today, as an example for you to use.
The main goal here is for you to get to know somebody better. I love when I see a musician playing in the subway that I've filmed in the past and go over to say hello. I've made new friends! Try to interview somebody you're not related to and get out of your comfort zone a little bit. We won't deduct any points if you don't, but give it a shot! Escape the confines of your social circle.
The winner of this contest will get a free Plus account or if you're already a Plus member we're going to let you gift the Plus to whomever you choose (along with an extra 2.5 GBs of upload space)! The runner-up will receive an extra 1 GB of upload capacity whether Plus or not.
Your video should be under 6 minutes in length. Submissions are due Tuesday, Nov. 23rd at 11:59PM (EST). Submit your video to the Weekend Project Group or you won't be eligible for the contest. Only videos made specifically for this project will be considered. All submitted videos must be approved by the Vimeo Staff, so don't fret if your video does not show up at first, we'll go through all the submissions early next week.
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You guys totally rocked it this weekend and made it nearly impossible to choose a winner. Y'all shared so many great stories that we enjoyed watching so much. But the fact of the matter is A WINNER AND RUNNER UP MUST BE CHOSEN!! Hey, we didn't make the rules (okay, we did). So without further ado...
Congratulations you two! And thanks to everybody else for participating!