My idea for the MINICONCEPTDOC project came from a couple of places. First, I have friends that have participated in "a-photo-a-day" blogs, and I have been seeing similar things pop-up over the last five years.
My friend Michael made a song a day for a whole year some years back (Before this became a phenomenon!). I've also seen blogs for "a-poem-day", or short story Twitter contests.
I have always appreciated the challenge of these endeavors and decided to jump in on it.
The final "convincer" was a contest on Vimeo I was invited to. It's called Very Short Documentaries. The challenge is to make a documentary no longer that 1 minute based on a given topic. A new topic is given about each month. The first challenge was "Happiness".
I used a film I already had in the bag for that one.
So with that, I threw my hat in the ring with their contest and started my own blog around the same idea. I wanted to push myself i the hopes that these ideas could be a platform on a springboard for new, bigger ideas.
The second topic for Very Short Documentaries has just been announced: "Odd"
For Wednesday's MCD I created a "twofer". I am using "Odd" for both my MCD blog and the Very Short Documentary Vimeo contest.
I won't say much about what I've done. Instead, I will ask YOU a question:
What is "odd" in/about this film?
This week's score was donated by Jessica Emmons and Melissa Blatcher as World Whirl 3. Their track was oddly inspiring!