Canon and Vimeo have announced Â the details of “The Story Behind The Stillâ€ Competition.
***”Now itâ€™s YOUR turn to interpret the image above into your own 2-4 minute film- and end on YOUR still imageâ€¦Â On February 25th – the winner of Chapter 2 will be announced – and this starts all over again with that winnerâ€™s ending still imageâ€¦ Everyone will then start to submit their submissions for Chapter 3â€¦ Â and so on an so on. Â 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. Â Â There is no need to have one continuous narrative through the 7 chapters – that may happen – but itâ€™s not required or necessary. Â Weâ€™re leaving things pretty open on purpose to see how where this social filmmaking experiment leads us all. Â 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: Â while you may choose to continue the narrative of Chapter 1- you DO NOT have toâ€¦ 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. Â 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. Â Does this mean that you have to have the same type of lightingâ€¦ no. Â Let your imagination take you somewhere and donâ€™t feel limited or allow the image above to hinder your creativity in any way.
This is incredibly exciting – and I canâ€™t wait to see the first entries come in. Â Remember that you have a total of 6 chapters to enter – and therefore 6 chances to win. Â Good luck!!!!” ***
***Ripped From Vincent Laforet’s Site.***