Hey Vimeo pals,

Do you know someone who makes something beautiful? Perhaps your mom is really into taxidermy, or your friend is a painter, or maybe the guy down the street has a knack for carving blocks of wood into lifelike portraits of polar bears. Whatever the case may be, actions speak louder than words, and when it comes to our personalities, the things we do and make tell an awful lot about who we are.

For this Weekend Project, we challenge you to seek out a talented friend and create a video portrait of them that revolves around a special skill or talent that they have. It could be anything: cooking, singing, sewing, writing...the possibilities are endless! In a 2-3 min. video, showcase their skill and their philosophy behind it. When did they start? What inspired them to do so? If you need a little inspiration, take a look at this video about knitwear designer, Yokoo, by the talented video team at Etsy:

ARTHOUSE by Bill Newsinger is also a prime example:

Submissions are due Tuesday, July 19th 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 before appearing in the Group, so don't worry if your video does not show up at first, we'll get to it, promise!

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 GB of upload space)! The runner-up will receive an extra 1 GB of upload capacity whether Plus or not.

UPDATE:
Wow, you guys really made this a terribly hard decision for us judges! Thank you so much for your awesome videos. After much deliberation:

Our winner is Matt Brass with his portrait Texture: Donna Brass
Our runner up is Jules Desmond with The Cape Crafter

Congrats to all and thank you for participating in this week's challenge!

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20 Comments

Dmitri's Animation

Dmitri's Animation

I have so many talented friends, but this weekend is booked, bummer. Hope you all have fun making this, sounds like a lot of fun.

Amie Hill

Amie Hill

I can't think of anyone! But I want to submit!

StephenDomineyFilms

StephenDomineyFilms

I'll try and cut one together this weekend about a friend who is a ammeter wrestler.

Ore Okonedo

Ore Okonedo

gutted really nice idea, i'm busy this weekend boooooooo :-(

Shiny

Shiny

I wonder....how do you guys come up with these awesome projects for us to do??? =D

Shiny

Shiny

lol, great answer

Joshua Argueta

Joshua Argueta

I don't have any talented friends. I guess I'll have to wait for yet ANOTHER weekend project *sigh*

Mind Maze Productions

Mind Maze Productions Plus

well it looks like I might have a chance to win since, since no one seams to have time or "talented" friends :)

mark Janz-Armstrong

mark Janz-Armstrong

Spend the weekend in Miami with some HARDCORE PARTY People. They REALLY know how to Party-Is that a learned skill, or something we are born with?

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