A New Turn for vBlogging
By Justin Sondak in News on Dec 22, 2005 9:07PM
Looking for an excuse to use that new digicam? Love where you live and wish everybody else knew how amazing your neighborhood is? Or your block? Or your house? The purveyors of Turn Here want to hear from you. The recently founded site aims to chronicle every “hot” neighborhood in the country, a project promising to be overwhelmed by hip kids and realtors. Chicago’s two entries so far—from Wicker Park and the Gold Coast—chalk up a notch in each category. The Wicker Park film embodies the northwest neighborhood’s peculiar rhythms, which will thrill or repel depending on your point of view. The Gold Coast clip highlights an Astor Place residence few of us could ever hope to afford.
The best of the budding auteurs will win $1,000 and a Video iPod, with the best film student entries winning scholarships and jobs with the company. So charge up those batteries and get those scripts moving. The rest of the country is waiting to hear more about Uptown, South Shore, and Jefferson Park.