Canon and Vimeo, "The Story Behind The Still" First Image.

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Here is the Still Photo to Kick off The Next Chapter

Here is the Still Photo to Kick off The Next Chapter

Canon and Vimeo have announced  the details of “The Story Behind The Still” Competition.

***”Now it’s YOUR turn to interpret the image above into your own 2-4 minute film- and end on YOUR still image… On February 25th – the winner of Chapter 2 will be announced – and this starts all over again with that winner’s ending still image… Everyone will then start to submit their submissions for Chapter 3…  and so on an so on.  So you have a total of 6 chances to win in this 7 chapter long series.”


“The idea is to have 7 unique chapters that are threaded together with these connecting still images.    There is no need to have one continuous narrative through the 7 chapters – that may happen – but it’s not required or necessary.  We’re leaving things pretty open on purpose to see how where this social filmmaking experiment leads us all.   Some of you may choose to follow in this narrative – while others are more than welcome to shift the next chapter in a very different direction or style.

TO BE CLEAR:  while you may choose to continue the narrative of Chapter 1- you DO NOT have to… ALL THAT YOU NEED TO DO TO QUALIFY – is to have your film inspired by the ending still above. You should feel free to take the narrative into a totally different direction.   As long as your entry is inspired by the still above – and ends on another still that you choose – you qualify in my book.

Does this mean that your first shot of your film is shot in a warehouse – in my opinion no.  Does this mean that you have to have the same type of lighting… no.   Let your imagination take you somewhere and don’t feel limited or allow the image above to hinder your creativity in any way.

This is incredibly exciting – and I can’t wait to see the first entries come in.   Remember that you have a total of 6 chapters to enter – and therefore 6 chances to win.   Good luck!!!!” ***

***Ripped From Vincent Laforet’s Site.***

Click Here For The Rules And List of Prizes.

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Phil
Phil
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January 19th, 2010

U.S. only :(

Kris Mattera
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January 15th, 2010

The official contest page can be found at: http://www.vimeo.com/groups/beyondthestill

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