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Weekend Project - Stredit

Andrea Allen
April 26, 2012 by Andrea Allen PRO

*** Update: Winner Announced! ***

Thanks to everyone who participated in the Weekend Project. We had 57 submissions. I had so much fun watching all your Stredits. The winner is Rocco Di Mento for his video, “South of my soul”

Something I love about this is when you’re filming, you often take more than one shot of the same thing -- knowing you can later choose the best one. But when you use every shot, you see those back to back. As it turns out, it’s actually a pretty cool technique. The repitition and pacing in Rocco’s video is lovely.

If you keep making Stredits or if you want to see more in the future, be sure to join the Stredt Group!

Hello everyone,

While I love producing professional-ish videos for Vimeo, I also enjoy making personal videos that help me remember my experiences.

Recently, I wanted to challenge myself and experiment with a new way of editing. I decided to take every clip I filmed during my trip to NAB in Las Vegas and bring them into a timeline, keeping all the shots in chronological order. From there, I trimmed and tweaked the clips (without changing the order) to fit the length of a song I downloaded and licensed from the Music Store.

Here’s the result!

An experimental video deserves an experimental name, so I’m calling this a Stredit � a “straight edit” of every clip on your camera in chronological order. No deleting clips! No altering the order!

This weekend, we want you to make your own Stredit. You can film a series of new clips covering an event or a day in your life, or, better yet, dig through the clips you abandoned from a previous shoot � perhaps your last travel adventure or holiday with your family. The latter method might be more challenging, but it’s also more rewarding. And hey, it’s how I approached the project!

The rules are simple:
1. Use every clip you took during a specific event.
2. Keep your clips in chronological order.
3. Trim your clips to showcase the very best parts. Because you might have a lot of footage, it’s helpful to set a time limit for yourself. Three minutes, or about the length of a song, is always a good choice.

When you’re finished, upload your video and submit it to the Weekend Project Group.
All submissions are due by Tuesday, May 1, at 11:59 p.m. (EST)

Only videos made specifically for this Project will be considered! I’ll be looking over each submission myself, so it might take a hot minute before you see your video in the Group. Be patient!

The winner will receive a free Plus account, or, if already a Plus member, some extra space in their weekly upload quota. I’m straight-up pumped to see your Stredits!




I sent my video 17 hrs ago, but it's not on the group's page. Did I missed the deadline or something? Shouldn't it be until the end of today?

Mike Mytnick

I was supposed to be there this year but I couldn't make it. Looks like you had fun though!

Andrea Allen PRO

haha! I know a lot of people already do this, but it was definitely new to me. It turned out to be a good exercise and actually quite challenging to use EVERY clip. :D

Angeline Gragasin Plus

I wasn't being sarcastic! It's a really great idea. It may not be a new technique, but it's keen of you give it a comeback. :)

Dave Martin Plus

Love the idea. Three days at the Coachella music festival...sixty clips....this could get weird.

Carolina Vasquez Plus

You rock Andrea! Finally - you've helped me find a way to edit my snorkelling trip!

ansley lee

Ha! What a great idea. I will try to do it this weekend. Its finals week over here at art school so it may end up being the most depressing, stressful video ever made.

Andrea Allen PRO

haha I hope it doesn't turn out to be too depressing. Looking forward to seeing what you come up with. :D

Juan Pablo

I like it!Well it´s amazing the way how you show all the Vegas and the things that you made!

Chris C

what if i did this a few weeks ago for a trip and i didnt even know to call it a stredit?


This is the first time I'm doing a weekend project! Did a stredit of a roadtrip I went on last december.

The original video I edited with this footage is here:

Matt Campbell

Awesome - I hope to see a lot more of these

Tahlia Espenscheid

AWESOME! i finished mine just a few minutes ago. My first Weekend project! I think it went along fine :)

Canyon Drive Productions Plus

this was fun. i never thought i'd put this together but it was liberating. this was slow mo test footage that i thought would be perfect for the stredit exercise.
i also added it to the group.

magic of ice cream

Join this group: weekendproject

And in your stredit video go to settings, click the add to tab and ticked the Vimeo Weekend Project Group.

Then, you'll have to wait until your video shows up on the group.

Oh the thrill! haha


I have a recent wedding we filmed, anyone interested in a full Stredit? =)

magic of ice cream

Noooo. Just put up the best parts. haha. Maybe the part of where they kissed and the flowers tossed.

Avner Gaddish Plus

Great Idea - linear editing - which i have used before on many occasions, albeit usually with throwing out a lot of footage.

This time however, all the footage is in:

Neil Asher Films Plus

Seems like all my films over the years have taken employed this same concept, albeit without knowing or adhering to the any rules. Loved producing my first weekend project. Check it out :

Giacomo Sardelli

Ahah! I thought Stredit was a simple, almost emotionless way of editing, but by watching all those videos posted I'm getting curious about everybody's life. I think everyone should make at least one Stredit in his life, just to understand the importance of a moment.
While I was editing mine, it was great to slow down each clip and play them in loop, watching in slow motion the fun we had that day. My friends kept asking me "why don't you just take pictures?", but when they saw themself they were like "oooooooh"! I felt like Georges Méliès in Hugo!
Thanks Vimeans!

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