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  • Hey Vimeo,

    Can someone tell me just where the heck Summer has been running off to? Today is the 15th, we are half way through August and are faced with a decision to make. Are we to gaze forward and salute the oncoming Autumn months with notions of crisp mornings and foliage? Or, are we to sit back and relish in the last of Summer's long, warm and golden days.

    Personally, I'm yelling, "Get back here you rascal!" with the hopes to squeeze out every last languid drop of this Summer's dandelion wine. If you're feeling the same, I'd like to direct you towards some videos by the boys at for motivation on getting your ya-yas out before it's too late. joined Vimeo in January of 2009 and have since been creating a "platform for independent surf culture- a place where ideas can be shared that respect self-sufficiency, craftsmanship, and a surfing experience of [their] own design." Not only do they capture great surfing, but each of their videos weaves an interesting and informative narrative that both surfers and non-surfers can appreciate. Whether it is showcasing the talented surfer/artist/shaper, Tyler Warren, teaching you how to live in your van:

    Making your own corn bread:

    Or even running through the new Final Cut Pro X, their videos always intrigue and inspire.

    On a different note, Vimeo Video School is pleased to announce the release of a new series of lessons titled, Behind The Glass.

    For these three lessons, Vimeo has teamed up with DSLR expert, Vincent LaForet to discuss the ins and outs of camera lenses. Beginning with the basics, of what lenses do and how to pick out the perfect one for you, all the way to the technicalities of lenses' focal length and depth of field. So, if you have ever questioned just what exactly "F-stop" meant or are curious about the enlightening insight of Vincent LaForet's lens secrets, I'd recommend checking out this fun, three part series in our Vimeo Video School.

    In other exciting news, we recently pushed out a slew of new improvements for Vimeo Couch Mode, our special full-screen version of Vimeo that's designed to be displayed on TVs! To learn more about these updates, check out this post in our Staff Blog or, see for yourself by clicking the Couch Mode icon above the next video you watch!

    Finally, we'd like to direct your attention towards the 2011 Alpha-ville International Moving Image Competition. The competition aims to participate in the ongoing debate about the effects of the digital revolution in the arts, culture and society.

    They are looking for work that represents the transition from digital to post-digital culture. It is open to artists working across all genres of digital short film: animation (2D, 3D, stop-frame, CGI, motion graphics, etc), fiction, documentary or experimental and seeks entries that demonstrate originality and vision. To submit your film to this year's Alpha-ville International Moving Image Competition, go to their Vimeo Group Page and the Alpha-Ville website to check out their entry instructions. Hurry up though, as the September 2nd deadline is fast approaching. Good luck!

    And that's all for now. Have a good one, Vimeo!

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