52 Pick-Up is a series of videos made by anyone who is up for the challenge of making one video a week for 52 weeks straight. And it’s an alternative to YouTube if you’re just looking to watch.
McLeod, the project’s curator, says “52 Pick-Up is a video production challenge. Equivalent to drawing a sketch-a day or writing a page-a-day, it’s an exercise in endurance to get the juices flowing with a quick deadline that can be used as an excuse for both brilliance and failure. 52 Pick-Up is meant to stimulate and challenge, excite and ignite viewers and participants alike about video, different ways of working, diverse points of view, and having bragging rights and the goods to go with having made one video a week for an entire year.”
You can start whenever you want and all the rules are on the site. It’s simple really.
Artists currently sweatin’ the challenge are Dayna McLeod–the founder of 52 Pick-Up–Alexis O’Hara, Nikki Forrest, Val Desjardins, Jackie Gallant, Alain Goulem, Mél Hogan , Meredith Fowk, and Skidmore.
So the question is, why not join?