One Minute Motions

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
Thanks to the care and creativity of our Curious Motion family, we have launched Calderdale’s very own gallery of mindful videos, incorporating dance and movement.
The collection of One Minute Motions films was launched on World Mental Health Day 2020 – it’s free to view and will boost mental wellbeing among the Calderdale community and beyond. 

Every one of us is spending less time making memories with our loved ones. It can feel lonely and worrying. The One Minute Motions project reminds us that we are all connected.

In September 2020, wonderful people submitted their one-minute film creations, supporting the mental health of others. Each piece in the gallery has a unique feel; some are relaxing, others are upbeat. Some focus on the wonder of nature; others celebrate the freedom of music and movement. Each submission is one of a kind, just like the person that made it, and we are thrilled to be able to share it with you.

A minute is all it takes to calm your mind and body. So, instead of using a meditation or mindfulness app on your phone or watch today, why not try something new? Take a look at the One Minute Motions gallery, made with love for the greater good of Calderdale.

With love,

Sam and the team at Curious Motion x

Repeated image of a person holding a clock in front of their face. Each clock has a picture from one of the gallery films. There are 3 repetitions. Repetition one has a picture of a guitar in it. Repetition 2 has a picture of a person signing in it. Repetition 3 has a picture of a persons hand in the air in it.

Feel like being part of this creative community project?

The gallery is always open for more videos! Here’s everything you need to know:
  • This opportunity is open to people of all ages, and it’s free to get involved. You don’t need to have any specific experience in dance or film; everyone is welcome.
  • Make your film around one minute in length and include some ‘motion’ through dance or movement.
  • Register your film HERE, so we know it’s yours.
A person holding a clock in front of their face, with the words 'It Only Takes a Minute Girl - Take That' on. The background is coral


  • Let your creativity flow and have fun.
  • Think about how you want to make people feel when they watch your video. Imagine just one person viewing your film – what do you want them to experience?
  • Here are some themes to get you started:
  1. Calm: grounded, settled, tranquil, quiet, relaxed
  2. Free: expression, celebration, lightness
  3. Empowered: motivation, inspiration, confidence
  4. Cared-for: compassion, empathy, kindness
  5. Joy: happiness, vibrancy, invigoration
  • You can use lighting, furniture, costume and props if you want to.
  • Are you going to be in your film? Someone else? Lots of people? No one? It’s up to you.
  • You can use sound and music. Just make sure any music is copyright-free. YouTube Audio Library is a great resource.
  • Keep your camera steady – pop it on top of some books/boxes or use a tripod.
  • We recommend filming in landscape, so your work fills the screen on YouTube.

What happens next?

  • Once we’ve received your film, we’ll confirm we’ve got it and will get to work adding it to our gallery.
  • We’ll let you know once it’s live – Make sure you share your work!
  • We feature a selection of films on our social media channels, including our IGTV (Instagram) channel, too.
  • You can share your work with the world and celebrate your fantastic achievement; supporting the mental health of others by using your creativity.
A person holding a clock in front of their face, with the words 'In a Minute - the most used phrase by parents, everywhere' on. The background is light grey.

We’d like to say thank you to our funders for making this project possible:

The Coronavirus Community Support Fund, distributed by The National Lottery Community Fund. 

Community Foundation for Calderdale

Adventure Programme