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Slow motion videos are a long-time mainstay here at the Vimeo. Some of the most beautiful and gorgeous HD footage I have ever seen here slows down the action and allows the viewer to examine fine details that would normally get lost within a blink of the eye. Slow motion video can be inspiring to see, and even more fun to capture.

This week we challenge you to completely fake it.

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Category:
Do It Yourself
Shooting
Difficulty:
beginner

Hi Weekend Challengers!

After a dreary winter, things are finally starting to thaw out here at Vimeo HQ, and we've been taking advantage of all that spring in NYC has to offer! It's always around this time that I fall back in love with New York, and am reminded just how unique and vibrant the Big Apple really is-- it's easy to forget when it's buried in snow.

Good ol' Dorothy Gale said it best when she noted that "there is no place like home." You see your city at its best, you see it at its worst-- but at the end of the day you love your hometown just the same. So let's give our homes the thanks they deserve!

This weekend, we challenge you to compose a video love letter to your city or town and showcase where you live! Need inspiration? Check out the video below for a great example! The rules are simple: keep it under one minute and make sure you tell us which city or town you are referring to!

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Category:
Do It Yourself
Difficulty:
beginner

For this weekend’s challenge, we’d like you to utilize something you probably haven’t seen since summer camp…the flashlight. This challenge will focus on the lighting effects you can create with one, or many. Feel free to use whatever kind you have access to, whether that be the old-fashioned LED, a helmet-mounted one, or the app on your iPhone! Submissions should be one minute or under.

Here’s an example of a video with flashlight lighting:

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Category:
Do It Yourself
Editing
Lighting
Shooting
Difficulty:
beginner

Hey there, poignant pattern-makers,

The Challenge this weekend is to begin with one object or idea (your theme), and change it over the course of your video. A theme in music, usually a melody, is occasionally repeated in an altered way, which creates a variation of that theme. Sometimes this means adding other instruments to create harmonies, or changing the rhythm of the original melody.

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Category:
Editing
Shooting
Difficulty:
beginner

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