It’s been a while since we talked about photography or video work. Let’s fix that.
Tonight I submitted four entries for the MontBlanc one second video contest. I’d recommend you do the same.
But, that’s not the challenge. It can be if you need it to be, but I have a derivative that I’m going to try, and I’ll invite you to do the same. This idea is a direct inspiration from what’s happening on the MontBlanc site, so I’d recommend you take a little time to go check out the cool stuff being posted there.
I’ve talked about living in the seconds before. It’s something I still think a lot about. The MontBlanc contest reminded me that we can do a lot with a second. Yet, often we try to work in minutes, if not hours, if not days. But it’s the individual second that comprises each of those. And too often in video work, we try to use too many consecutive seconds to tell a story that suffers because of it. Watch this to see just how effective a string of one second clips can be.
So, here’s the challenge
- Make a video.
- The video must be from 30 to 60 seconds long. Anywhere in between, but not outside of either threshold.
- The video must be composed of one second clips. The clips can be either photos or video. But each clip must be exactly 1 second.
- Make the video tell a story.
- Post a link to your work somewhere. Preferably in the comments below so we can all enjoy, but anywhere where others can enjoy it is really the important part.
Go. Be creative. Make something you’re proud of.