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Weekend Project - Video Haiku

Stephen Niebauer
May 19, 2011 by Stephen Niebauer Staff

Haiku project comes
Time for poetry again
Make some videos

This weekend, we're going back to an old school Vimeo Weekend Project, Video Haiku.
Haikus are a type of Japanese poetry formed of three phrases (or lines) with a syllable structure like this:
5 syllables
7 syllables
5 syllables

So, for this project, your video structure should be like this:
5 second shot
7 second shot
5 second shot

You must have a haiku in the video. You can write your own haiku or use someone else's with credit. You can read the haiku or use titles to show it.

To get you going, here's our runner up winner from the last time we did this project:

Basho from Jesse Larson on Vimeo.

Submissions are due Tuesday, May 24th at 11:59PM (EST). Submit your video to the Weekend Project Group or you won't be eligible for the contest. Please remember that only videos made specifically for this project will be considered. All submitted videos must be approved by the Vimeo Staff, so don't worry if your video does not show up at first, we'll get to it, promise! Only video shot and edited during the challenge period will be accepted. 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.

Good luck and have fun!


We have some winners
For the biggest project yet
Thanks for submitting

Really though, this was the biggest weekend project Vimeo has ever seen! You guys did an amazing job. 147 submissions! See them all HERE.

Our runner up is Veljo for "Blues Haiku". They get an extra 1GB of upload space.

And the winner is Amos Mulder for "cardiac arrest". He gets a free Plus account!

You guys rule!

Thanks again and have a great week!


Piotr Bargiel

Awesome! Loved it the 1st time. Thanks! :)

Kristian Zuniga Plus

I've never done one before, but I'm really excited about this one. I love the environment on vimeo.

Super P.

Something about the weather is good.

Emily Cumming

Grrr, am shooting all weekend on something else *rushes to find a Haiku that could fit* Enjoy everyone!

zooey ad

wow something new for me


i uploaded mine into my account, is it still eligible?


Go to your “my Vídeos” page
Select the video you want to add to the weekend Project group
On the right hand side of your video you will find a “MORE” and “ADD” folder
Click on Add and tick the group you want to add this video too.

Of course you have to be subscribed to the group first, so that it shows up.

Good luck.


Great! I missed the first one. Off to buy some sake and get inspired. Hope I can make it this time.

Ray Roman

I think I might submit something. Even beyond these deadlines, I think this is a great idea!

Darryl E. Clarke

off to explore stuff
find idea for a flick
to win this project

And starting off with a real bad haiku is a good way to get the crappy stuff out of my system. ;)


Challenge accepted. Hopefully I will make the deadline :/

MadHat Plus

Yay! Finally a weekend project that I could actually fit in since I did an appropriate shoot yesterday. Nice one. Entered mine earlier today!

Jamie Pippin

This is so cool. I won't make the deadline, but I'm trying this anyway.


The links to the runner up and the winner do not work :-|

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