This post is slightly different to my usual weekly video tutorials. I wanted to share some of the Vine videos created by a group I was working with.
I think I’ve been obsessed with Vine since it first hit my iPhone. The six second video app is so user friendly that it’s bound to take off. I’ve been telling the groups of people I have been working with since that it is going to be the next big thing. I think the key to it’s potential success is the interface. You simply hold your finger on your iPhone screen for the duration of a shot. If you want to shoot multiple shots you take your finger off to pause the recording.
I have only made a handful of Vines so far, I think the biggest barrier for me has been my own expectations. Do people expect me to be good at it? Like any new application my first few efforts were dire but I think I’m slowly getting better. Last week I worked with a group of graduates and jobseekers on a Digital Marketing course for SureSkills. I was delighted at how quickly they picked up the tool so I thought I’d share there first Vines with you.
Here’s my attempt at showing them at work:
And a very clever idea from @LaMachine’s team
Two groups emptied a bottle of water as part of their Vine. Here’s one of them from @cdsb20’s group
From @MichelleCMolloy’s group an Elephant growing up which kinda works
Followed by one that not only works but is quite scary!
It was great to work with such a creative group but what I learnt the most from them is not to be afraid, to just shoot and have fun with the app.
The good news is that Vine will be coming to Android soon so many more people will be able to play, I’m going to enjoy continuing to watch it bloom.
If you’d like to follow this creative group of new Viners on Twitter here’s a list to follow.