Month at the Museum: Favorite Videos
The Month at the Museum contest is in full swing, with the deadline taking place on Wednesday, 8/11. It seems over 1,000 people entered the contest, hoping to be the person selected to reside for a month inside Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry.
In terms of what’s next, there’s just the waiting around. According to the contest rules, semifinalists will be notified by Wednesday, 8/25. Which leaves about 4 business days. After that, the finalists will be notified by September 1st. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. I’d count myself lucky to be part of the initial semifinalists.
For now, I’m back to being a Freshman in High School again, waiting by the phone and hoping that special someone calls me back.
Meanwhile, you should check out some of the videos other applicants have posted online. In addition to a photo and 500-word essay, each candidate also had to create a 60 second video… highlighting why they would be a good choice to win the contest. While I haven’t looked at all the videos posted online (a lot are on YouTube, but surprisingly few are on Vimeo), I did flag a few favorites to share.
And, of course, in case you missed it the first time around – I’ve also posted my video as well.
Davin Coburn’s entry is by far and away the best looking video out there. His timing is great, and the whole series of things he covers comes off as confident, funny and playful.
James Kennedy shows that staying within museums is a family tradition.
Emily Timbol doesn’t have any special effects or props, but instead made a very straightforward and, in my opinion, incredibly sincere video. I can’t put my finger on it, but there’s something about her earnestness and enthusiasm that made her video stand out.
Cooper Willis’ video is classic, and maintains the old-time theme throughout. You can’t beat an endorsement by the National Science Academy of Science.
Erin Nolan’s video appeals to the museum’s scientific base, and she offers herself up as a catalyst.