Weekend Challenge: Fauxtographs II

Hey there, my tricky tribe,

I hesitate to post this—I suffer badly from second-hand embarrassment—but this weekend is going to be about tricking your friends. Or your family. Or even a few strangers (those poor, poor strangers). Perhaps you've even been a victim in the past. Let's revisit a Vimeo Classic: The Fauxtograph!

All you have to do is pretend to take a picture while you record a video. You could see how long you can get a Group to wait around, like we did for our Holiday Portrait a while back, or just replace all possible photos of other people with video, like Dean Fleischer-Camp does in his video "Smile" [Warning: a little frustrated language from Jenny Slate that might not be cool for the kids]:

It's a surefire way to breed distrust and create a general wariness among your friends, but WORTH IT, amiright? Off you go, take some fauxtos and share them here!

+ Take some Fauxtographs!
+ Usually natural sound is best, but if you add music, make sure you use a song you or a buddy created, or something from the Vimeo Music Store! If you do choose to use a Music Store song, please throw a link in the description.
+ Add this at the end of your video's description: "Created for the Weekend Challenge: vimeo.com/groups/weekendchallenge"
+ Upload and post your video to the Weekend Challenge Group by ***Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013*** at 11:59 PM (EST).

Only videos made specifically for this Challenge will be considered.

+ The winner will receive a free Vimeo Plus account for one year, and one of our stunning new trophies! If you're already a Plus member, you'll get another year!
+ The runner-up will receive an extra 3GB of upload space.

All videos must be approved by the Vimeo Staff before appearing in the Group, so don't worry if your video doesn't show up at first; we'll get to it!

Ready for a challenge?

Sneak some Fauxtographs!

Accept this challenge


This week's winner is Ryan Nanni, for a surprisingly benevolent use of the Fauxtograph as a way to meet strangers in Moving Portraits:

The Runner Up is Ben McCormack with Cheese! (check out the adorable photobomb at 0:46).

Honorable mention to Penya Pictures for Drunken Photo Op.

See you guys tomorrow for a SpOoOoOky Challenge :)



Cameron Christopher

Cameron Christopher Staff

That rating system is also in place for our Lessons, which exist in the same blog here at Vimeo Video School. Our Challenges are usually as inclusive as possible, and if you believe you are of more advanced standing, I'd "Challenge" you to try to accomplish the same project in a way that pushes you, creatively or technically.

Øystein "Austen" Haugen

Øystein "Austen" Haugen Plus

Oh no, I don't feel that I'm more advanced. I was just curious and wondering how a hard challenge would look like.

Daniel Hayek

Daniel Hayek Staff

The difficulty option is a vestige of lessons, you can ignore it when it comes to challenges.

Justin Waldman

Justin Waldman

Hi Cam, I added a human movement video ("Trials and Tribulations") to the Weekend Challenge a couple of times in the past week. I know it was late and obviously am not remotely thinking of entering the competition with it (which is over, anyway), but I really want it there because it was done for the challenge. Did you not get round to it yet?

Meghan Oretsky

Meghan Oretsky PRO

Neat challenge, Cameron! I'll try my best even though I'm surrounded by camera shy people. Maybe I can get my cat to do it!

Tim McDonnell

Tim McDonnell

A friend and myself filmed a wedding this weekend on Canon 600D's, so many people thought we were the photographers and posed for photos when we were in fact filming.

Valentin Farkasch

Valentin Farkasch

hey not sure if I got mine in vimeo.com/77480815
I checked the box add to weekend challenge group but now I can't see it anymore and it's not in the group yet either....

Lawel Hamet

Lawel Hamet

je suis nouveau sur ce site et j'ai connu son existence à travers une amie,je veux visionner un film sur l'école, comment puis je procéder?

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This weekend, trick your friends by pretending to take a picture while you record a video. It's the Fauxtograph!

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