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Videomaker Weekly Challenge: Week 3

Camera and Actor

OK, so week 2 was pretty slow. Was the challenge too hard? Did it require too much time? Was it just plain lame? No matter, week 3 should be a little easier to jump in to.

Week 3: Give Us Your Best Shot

Every videographer has that one shot that they're just ultra proud of. Looking back on my years (and years) of shooting, there are half a dozen shots that stick out in my mind as really spectacular. I think we all have shots like that. The composition is great, there's depth, stark contrast, and vibrant color. Sometimes it's skill and sometimes it's luck, but no matter how you've achieved it, it just feels great to be able to put your name on it.

This week, we want you to send us a video of your best shot. If not your best, at least your favorite. But that's not all! You have to tell us why you're so proud of how it turned out.

We can't wait to see what you have!

 

How to Submit a Video:

It's a simple, two-step process.

1. Upload your video to YouTube or Vimeo.

2. Post your submission in a Videomaker Forum Topic here.

3. Don't forget to tell us why you like your shot.

 

Get To It!

The last day to submit your video is October 26th. We're still giving away 3-month subscriptions to every participant, so let's see what you've got!

 

UPDATE 10/22: Some people are reporting that videos aren't apearing in the forum thread. This is normal. Submissions are hidden until our editors have a chance to review them.

 

[Image courtesy of BigStock.com]

October 19th, 2012

Comments

 

Looking for THE shot.

It is not my best shot, but the luckiest one. Shooting a sunset for a time lapse, a helicopter crossed in front of the sun, then I thought it was a waste of time, but reviewing the image, I saw that it was not so bad. 

 

Kept on my records, because it is very hard to have this scene without renting an chopper.

Paul, from Chile

Mike Wilhelm's picture

@jumpingforkangaroos Thanks! I made a forum thread in your name here: http://www.videomaker.com/forum/topic/chase-best-shot Don't forget to tell us why you like your shot(s)!

 

@pmalbec We've had a chance to look at your shot and it should appear here: http://www.videomaker.com/forum/topic/week-3-a-chopper-in-the-sun Also, your shot is on the front page today. Congrats!

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Mike Wilhelm

Videomaker's Content Director

LaRoVideo's picture

OK, so week 2 was pretty slow. Was the challenge too hard? Did it require too much time? Was it just plain lame?

 

No, no, and no. My answer is that I was simply too busy. I didn't even have time to check the website to see what the week 2 challenge was about. I'm pretty sure that will happen again because it seems like I NEVER have enough time to do what I want. However, I have a suggestion. I, for one, would like to put my email address on a list of your regular 'challenge' junkies. You could send out an email blast to those on the list with the challenge details, the deadline, and any other pertinent information. That way we will at least know what and when and we can make an individual decision about whether or not we have time to make an entry.

 

What do you think?

Regards,

Larry

 

"There are two ways to conquer and enslave a nation. One is by the sword. The other is by debt."  John Adams

Mike Wilhelm's picture

Thanks for the suggestion, Larry! I'll pass this along to the folks who manage our normal newsletter.

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Mike Wilhelm

Videomaker's Content Director