60 Second Landscape Challenge

Erik here with a quick little weekend video challenge for y’all.  In the spirit of Chase’s 60 Second Portraits, we’ve been toying with AND wanna see some of YOUR… 60 Second Landscapes. 

So here’s a challenge from us to you: Grab your video-capable capturing device and hit the streets/mountains/beaches/what-have-you’s and roll a quick one minute on the best landscape you can find. Perhaps shoot a bunch and then select your favorite. Then, post your results to YouTube with a “Chase Jarvis Weekend Challenge” tag and post a link in the comments section of this post so we can see ‘em and share ‘em.  If you feel like following some rules, we’ve got a few guidelines to follow:

  • Keep your landscapes to 60 seconds (obviously).
  • No cuts.  Keep it to one shot.
  • No timelapses, just a straight up realtime view of the world in front of you.
  • Include music if you want, but we dig hearing the ambient sounds of the view.

That’s it.  Short and simple, but sorta beautiful.  Our take is that this is easy and fresh – but we want to see your take. I’ll see if I can shake Chase down for some gifts if some cool videos are posted. Here’s my entry:

Now you go and make some stuff. Have a great weekend.

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Matt Draper says:

My bad…forgot to add video link here. Sorry for the double post!

http://www.vimeo.com/23779487

Matt Draper says:

Thought this would be a nice contrast to the serene video sample you posted.

I know this is a little late, but I just got the challenge two days ago so technically it fits within a weekend time. I thought I would display the beautiful mountains as much as I know you guys like the mountains. Thanks for all you guys do, and the inspiration to you bring to everyone.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DopdeGVQ6QE

Sorry this is late but just got the update on the challenge two days ago. So it would fit in a weekend time period. As much as you guys are in Colorado I thought you would love this one.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DopdeGVQ6QE

Thanks again for the challenge

Fede Cabrera says:

Hello,

Saludos desde Buenos Aires! My videos were made last weekend in the countryside with my Iphone… I hope you enjoy them :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIXDNzp3mdw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFQRwfZPyfQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5oarwzue68

Have a lovely weekend!

Saludos,
Fede

Neill Soden says:

Hello

I want to ask, asuming no one else has asked

if you can guide us on on the best way to encode this videos for you tube

My issue was I did the sunset http://www.youtube.com/user/SerLevArris
I then put it into Final Cut and sync the sound from my extranl audio device

I found I had alot of (birds/planes) detial that made the video for me,

but once I ran it though an encoder (handbrake) or winFF and uploaded it to your tube it looks preatty bad

Jer says:

Here’s mine: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R89gSqinnK0 – great idea, guys! Thanks for the (continued) inspiration!

DanielKphoto says:

Here’s mine, it’s filmed in the center of Amsterdam, on Damsquare. Filmed with a Panasonic Lumix P&S so the quality isn’t great…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQHLhxB_jSs

Matthew Musgrove says:

I filmed this on Sunday and then forgot to upload it. D’oh.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4IzrFREWZs

Looking at it now, I don’t think my video camera does very well at landscapes. It looks terribly out of focus.

Avi Datta says:

Was fun trying to come up with a good landscape video. This is what I have.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/kehsiva/5708277697/

Anonymous says:

Here is mine done with a Blackberry 8520

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFo9suTSmoU

themo says:

really amazing the difference in every video, very interesting.

Jazz Cook says:

Okay, I’m in. The title is Oceanside Civic Center Pool and I used the ‘Chase jarvis’ tag. This was a lot of fun, even though my film is not really ‘edge of your seat’ material. (smile)

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Jay says:

Here is mine. I thought about putting music b/c the wind hitting the mic gets a little annoying, but I left it as is.

http://vimeo.com/23510175

Darrin says:

I know it’s late, here is my first attempt at video. Shot on my D7000. I call it the forgotten Chair. Thanks for looking.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xp-914P8wW4

Here’s my contribution from South Africa — love the video idea!

http://youtu.be/QV9wpiW3hmg?hd=1

and

http://youtu.be/wA4u06lI5qk?hd=1

Jeremy says:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eydj4BnklrI

best listened to with the volume turned up. first try :)

Yngve Ask says:

I was on an assignment with Nikon Norway in Iceland when I got your e-mail. So here is mine;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_B2wPCofR3U
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XI9wXj28HBA

Pitxo says:

Just chilling in Angola after a great surf.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Lz6dfhWuaw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mkkIjPuY4zc

One minute in Gansbaai, South Africa. Raw, unedited, ambient sound. Apologies for the wobbly camera and focussing in the first 10 seconds…

Neill Soden says:

Had a look at mine on you tube, it last alot of the detail and quailty :(

Keith Caesar says:

Here’s my entry for the weekend Challenge.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bt0QOt5_E0

Jason Davis says:

Here is my entry shot with an iPhone4.

Nuno says:

A view to Lisbon city from Castelo de S. Jorge

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZibVoPpv2xk

troy cherney says:

Here’s mine…music in second one was not added, part of the ambient…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XYhiE4u-Olk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XYhiE4u-Olk

Loren Root says:

YouTube not uploading my video for some reason, so hoping Vimeo is acceptable…

http://vimeo.com/23422878

Ruben Kremer says:

Apologies for the double-post, something went wrong on my end, reply disappeared – caching problem I guess. Again: apologies!

Ruben Kremer says:

My entry for this Chase Jarvis Weekend Challenge:
“60 Seconds Landscape: White Storks”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ES-V4deJu-M&hd=1

Ruben Kremer says:

Mine took a little longer than expected. Of course, for the first time ever, I had two nasty exports with strange artifacts. However, without further ado: “60 Seconds Landscape: White Storks”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ES-V4deJu-M&hd=1

Mark Y says:

Very nice! Love the wind turbines in the background. I can’t say I’ve ever seen a stork before!

keaten says:

It’s been a rainy weekend, so I hid in some trees… http://youtu.be/w-8N1ON0syE

First attempt with some proper filming with the D90. Was peeing it down with rain, unheard of in Scotland I know. So played around with some stuff from the window. Used an 80-200mm for it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=80GQbdtIu7g

Enjoy :)

Sean says:

So first real video I have done,
I shot this on a flip camera in the UK , just outside of London.
Let me know what you think. Thanks

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4nreO2eT1kw

Sean Oliver says:

Not the best but I left my first attempt here. http://goo.gl/zraZp

Here is my effort to win this challenge, hope I’ve done it right.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9FLVJCwuUwA

DanielKphoto says:

I know what I’m gonna shoot :) too bad I don’t have a descent camera, but hey, you can see past the quality right?

Is urban ok? and is there a closing date?

Freddy says:

Nice challenge!

Here is my video:
Captured with a Canon 550D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPDWgDZwTNc

Robert says:

This is it. YouTube seems to blow the exposure a bit, but, oh well…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LfAoeXta_Ww

troyk says:

I tried posting my video a couple of times here but it doesn’t show up!?

D. Amvrazis says:

My video for the Challenge, http://youtu.be/_JamhO9DzuU “Thames, London, UK”

alex says:

here you go, this gave me a reason to get off base and ride my bike around… that is until it started to rain and I had to turn around.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8MJMxajapFw

Martyn Day says:

Actually here is the HD version of The Ambient Herd

http://youtu.be/4eaWXxcNIDs

Martyn Day says:

Ok, here’s min, fresh from the field in Oxford, Uk this afternoon.

I call it ‘The Ambient Herd’.

http://youtu.be/FDwHuQjL4As

rian says:

cool idea, i should do this more often.. here’s mine, kymulga grist mill in alabama, it exceeded 60 secs though, too lazy to edit it.. sorry.. :D
http://youtu.be/wHkWlATjsoQ?hd=1

olivier says:

Here is my video from the gallic capital and home from Michelin tires, Clermont-Ferrand, France.

http://youtu.be/sfjj2HwpOnw?hd=1

tim says:

And here is our effort, alittle windy but then again it does get windy here.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMOA2rkpBsM

Brice Collamer says:

Got me motivated to get some experience. Hope others enjoy!

http://youtu.be/422r0r8zJBU?hd=1

Chaz Wright says:

I shot this today from the Shinkansen traveling about 250+ km/h. There is no audio so enjoy a moment of silence.
http://www.vimeo.com/23437355

manuel says:

here’s mine: Manila Philippines – Chase Jarvis Weekend Challenge: 60 Second Landscape

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jstA1-FyV8U

Matt Brennan says:

Here is my vid on a very rainy BC day.
http://youtu.be/z8rt_TPs-oQ

And the blog post with a few shots of the event.
http://www.matt-brennan.com/blog/2011/5/7/60-second-landscape.html

Awesome Challenge by the way. Keep them coming.

Taylor says:

Here is my 60 seconds. Magic Hour Camping at Grand Coulee, Washington
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJr1HYlVrqk

Thanks for the encouragement, just the thing I needed this weekend.

http://youtu.be/Fudz16g9ShY?hd=1

Stephen says:

Boom!
Good call on asking everyone to contribute.

60 Second YouTube Clip:
http://youtu.be/gSAKRSfsYbc

Nicole Young says:

I read this post a few hours before heading out to Delicate Arch in Moab, UT … perfect timing. :) Here’s my video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ULhwdhOAUY

Great idea. I made a few:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C60Ehts5wDA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPXleXPjQmc

And this last one I broke some of the rules on (I think) and added some music:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjaUIFfg4WI

Hope to see more of these!

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Chris Hawking says:

Thanks for the challenge. Here’s mine:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8OkSJduv4WI

Taylor Smith says:

Here it is! thanks for the video challenge…keep it up!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUauwYkjuIE

James Ray says:

Great idea, got me motivated this morning. Headed down to the beach, this is what i got.

http://youtu.be/NCEmY4WtQ2g?hd=1

Shot at Coolum Beach, Australia
Check out my blog – http://www.jamesrayphoto.wordpress.com :)

Thanks for the weekend inspiration Erik. Here’s my contribution:

http://youtu.be/2jDR46zsZls?hd=1

Mark says:

http://youtu.be/JQklq3P5fWY?hd=1

and (I love the sounds in this one);

http://youtu.be/_L–5adnqJg?hd=1

Both are in Victoria, BC, Canada

I really like the first one.

This is a Portuguese Monument.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=adPdxESw0A8

Martyn Day says:

lovely crisp B+W

Oscar Gómez says:

Thanks for posting, lovely place and shoot

Brent H says:

Here’s one http://youtu.be/4yMZUOLqPwU

Captured with my iPhone. Had to add an audio track I did in Garage Band; the wind was not making for nice environmental ambiance.

You’ll find my contribution there:

http://youtu.be/RQUAJLU871E

Ollie says:

A nice peaceful evening in Parrog, Wales – http://youtu.be/r7Cidj8FcUc – Thanks for the challenge.

Great idea, here’s my clip:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkzKjwXbq6w

Shot handheld on iPhone 3GS

Vashti says:

http://youtu.be/yS2kbuYbRuo

What a great idea! I’m thinking I’ll pilfer it for my trip to the UK. A 1min landscape for every day I’m away.

Hi Erik,
Great challenge…Is there a deadline? When is it cos I just saw this post…

sm says:

3 recent attempts using an iPhone4 handheld:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BbJG4VD9nZs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jim-b6Twfw4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4uANKvXcXGY

chirag says:

The first one (Columbus circle) is fantastic.

Trudy says:

Love the Columbus Circle one!

Laura says:

These are very cool SM!

Bo Boswell says:

Good idea. Sounds like fun. I know you said that we shouldn’t have cut scenes, but can we do panning or zooming (assuming it fits the scene)?

Nick Moulton says:

Awesome, by chance I happen to be renting a D90 this weekend while my D700 is being repaired. I’ve never played with a video capable DSLR before. Challenge accepted ;)

Adam Coss says:

… I don’t get it.

Glenn Harris says:

Did you use a Rosco fog machine in the background or something more heavy duty? And how many times did the boat have to make that run so it crossed the field of view right at the 60 seconds?

I love the movement to the left in this scene, and then the nice contrast of the timer on the bottom moving right. Well done. Ha

tim says:

Du and there i was going to take my video and actually move it from one side to the other to do a pano. Anyway moving right along, cool idea, have the weekend to come up with something

This should be interesting. I get some new audio equipment today from the UPS man and I have a free weekend for once. Now, I know what I’m doing.

Erik Dixon says:

The ambient sounds definitely impact this scene. Diggin’ it.

Mike Russell says:

Nice! Is that 99 I hear? Love the symmetry between the smoke/steam from the West Seattle steel mill and the ferry.

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Adam Royer says:

Right on Erik. Looks good. Stay tuned!

David says:

Huh, I was actually going to do something like this anyway this weekend. Fun.

keaten says:

Nice! This will be fun. I already got some ideas flowing.

Sweet, I’m definitely going to try this out.

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