Grab your video camera, turn it on, and head outside. Talk to your neighbors. Get to really know your neighborhood. Come home, capture it, edit it, upload it. You’re done!
OK, maybe not THAT easy, but really, if you’re more along the lines of a serious filmmaker with story-telling skills, Turn Here is looking for a few great videos.
“TurnHere.com is a new Internet video destination which chronicles different neighborhoods and places across the country through the use of Internet video films. Created by professional and amateur filmmakers specifically for the Internet, TurnHere.com’s high-quality videos offer a first-hand, insiders look at different destinations around the country, and are hosted by real people who live there. Films focus on the people, culture, history, local businesses and political landscapes specific to each destination.”
SF neighborhoods already covered include The Marina, Bernal Heights, SOMA, Chinatown, North Beach, The Richmond, The Castro, Noe Valley, The Sunset, and Union Square. Also offered, is a video on SF house hunting, the Scrapyard, and The Palace Hotel. Turn Here incorporates with Yahoo! Maps to show you where and offers .mp4 video downloads for capable iPods. Video submissions are uploaded in Flash format aaaand Turn Here pays filmmakers $1000 if accepted.