Vimeo Weekend Challenge 'Moments of Zen II'
Create a meditative video that inspires people to quiet their minds.
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Due July 18th, 2017 - Meditation allows us break from the stream of thoughts flowing through our brains at any given millisecond. Calming our mind reminds us that we are so much more than the rational constructs we build to get through our daily lives. We are the awareness that underlies everything we think, feel, sense, and tweet.

You don’t have to close your eyes to enter this state of being. Meditation can happen while you’re riding a train, eating a meal, hiking through a forest, or experiencing a work of art. Any time you step back from your Thinking Self and tune in to your Perceiving Self, you are practicing meditation.

The goal of this challenge is to create a meditative video that inspires your viewers to quiet their chattering brainboxes and dive into a subterranean state of consciousness.

Just as there’s no right way to meditate, there’s no wrong way to interpret this challenge.

You might compose a visual poem or lead a guided meditation (serious or otherwise). Your video itself can be a reflection on the beauty of nature, the rhythm of the city you live in, or anything else that inspires you. You can use techniques like slow motion, time-lapse, or mirroring (all of which you can do on more recent smartphones) to expose the uncanny in the everyday.

The Rules
   + Create a meditation video (or a video meditation) under three minutes following the guidelines above your inner light.
   + Unless you’re making an instructional video, try to avoid text, narrative, song lyrics, or anything else that actively engages the rational mind.
   + If you add music, make sure you use a song you or a buddy created, or something from the Vimeo Music Store!
   + Be creative with your title, but add this at the end of your video’s description: “Created for the Weekend Challenge: https://vimeo.com/groups/weekendchallenge”

Remember, only videos made specifically for this Challenge will be considered.

Click the link below for Official Rules and more details.


Grand Prize
The winner of this Challenge will receive a free Vimeo Plus account for one year! If you're already a Plus member, you’ll get another year tacked on! If you have Vimeo PRO, they'll give you six months of PRO added to the end of your current membership.

Runner-Up Prize
The runner-up will receive a free Vimeo Plus membership for six months. Current Plus members will get six months added on, and PRO members will earn three additional months of PRO.

Open to Vimeo community members, 13 and older.

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