Five People Rocking Vine with Great Video Content

Vine, the Twitter-owned ‘Instagram of video’ application that allows users to capture short, six-second long videos and stop-frame animations, has opened up a whole new vehicle for creativity.5 People Rocking Vine with Great Video Content

As the web continues to evolve into a social and visual medium the challenge for business is how to adapt their content to take advantage of these developments. Everyone is grappling with media formats including radio on demand (podcasting), text, images, YouTube and now 6 second video snippets.

While marketers are yet to discover the magic sauce that makes vines take off in the public imagination, there are some early inspiring leaders on the fledgling social network.

Here, we’ll take a look at five of them and investigate what makes their vines so special. 

1. Khoa

23-year-old Khoa Phan uses vine to create jaw-dropping stop-motion animations, like this one of a dancing ‘paperman’. Khoa occasionally shares behind-the-scenes vines, which other Vine users can learn from to improve their own creations, and he tries his best to re-use paper where he can during production. And, to top it all off, he has the humility to frequently wish his followers a ‘nice day’ inside his vines.


2. Will Sasso

Will Sasso is a comedian who understands the potential of Vine as a vehicle for comedy. Noteable for his lemon mini-series, which is better to watch than to read about, he’s also received acclaim for his series of Arnold Schwarzenegger Driving skits. Compilations of both have been viewed millions of times on YouTube, too.

This is a compilation of his vine videos which has been watched over 2 million times on YouTube

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3. Matt Swinsky

Matt has used Vine to create his own subgenre of horror, based around the horrific, Leather-face like character of Lazer. Matt’s videos are often sinister, with well-planned audio that complements the video, whether it’s a Metallica song or just the eerie noise of an abandoned car-park. He also won the ‘genre’ category at Tribecca Film Festival’s #6SecFilm Vine Competition, with ‘#LazerAndDonald Close Shave’.

4.  Animate and Create

 

As you might be able to guess from the name, Animate and Create is an animation studio which specialises in stop motion videos – sounds like Vine is the perfect app for them, then!  they’ve recently stepped down their activity, presumably because of the amount of time that it takes to create a masterpiece, it’s still worth giving them a follow for some inspiration.

5. Jeremy Cabalona

Jeremy is a community producer at Mashable, the popular web and tech news website, and so it makes sense that he’d be quick to sign up for the new platform. However, his vines are genuinely entertaining and guaranteed to put a smile on your face, and he has the advantage of being in regular contact with internet superstars like Grumpy Cat, who occasionally swing by the Mashable office and appear in his vines.

Like any creative platform, Vine is only as powerful as the people who opt to use it. While it’s yet to become a mainstream tool, a true ‘Instagram of video’, Vine is showing early promise and there are already early leaders in the field.

Learn lessons from the most successful Vine users and you’ll quickly start to make a reputation of your own on the video-based social network.

What About You?

Do you use Vine? Let me know with a comment.

Guest Author: Dane Cobain is a social media specialist for UK-based creative agency fst the Group. He’s also a gadget-lover and tech fanatic, as well as an internet addict.

 

 

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Comments

  • Michelle

    They are brilliant! Love their Vines! Yes, I am on Vine. I try to fit me painting my art from beginning to end into 6 second videos. Challenging and fun. https://vine.co/v/bE6WXAWdp31

    • http://jeffbullas.com Jeff Bullas

      Sounds like you are having fun Michelle!

  • Andrew Newey

    I love the concept of Vine – the 6 second limitation is perfect for succinct messages. Einstein is still very relevant saying “if you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough”

    • http://jeffbullas.com Jeff Bullas

      Love that quote. It drives my writing. The art of simplicity!

    • Dane John Cobain

      Advice that apple take to heart – take the iPod. ‘It’s a music player that can store 10,000 songs’. That’s it.

  • venkyiyer58

    I am stil rather confused about the potential benefits of Vine.

    • http://jeffbullas.com Jeff Bullas

      So are a lot of people. It’s early days.

    • Dane John Cobain

      So far, the best uses that I’ve seen have been citizen journalism related. It’ll be interesting to see the new uses that people dream up for it!

  • jasoneng

    Jethro Ames is another great Vine-ographer: https://vine.co/v/b2nluYVA2TY

    • Dane John Cobain

      Thanks Jason, I’ll check him out!

      • jasoneng

        Sorry for the super delayed response, what did you think?

        • Dane John Cobain

          No problem, Jason – he’s excellent, perhaps I should write a revised version of the article called ‘Six People Rocking Vine with Great Video Content’!

  • http://twitter.com/KareAnderson Kare Anderson

    When they are that captivating via Vines imagine the impact they could have when using their iPhone to create short shareable videos with their own words, images and music… via a “stitch” from KlabLab

  • pwd

    this is a really good article. thank you for the post.

  • Danny Ramirez

    I love vine!!! It’s simple. No need to wait that long for a video to interest you. Nice and short. Follow me or watch my vids on vine! @TheeDanielR :)

  • WEBber

    Oh man, these videos are hilarious! I also catch up on the best vine videos through this channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/BestVineVids/videos?flow=grid&view=0. Thx!

  • http://www.boostedseo.com/ Andrew Mucci

    I love vine. You can get stuck using the app for hours

  • Vincent Orleck

    Jeff, I started a series of my own last week on my blog about the best Vine accounts (in my humble opinion), check it out: http://sociallyacceptable.me/2013/10/08/best-accounts-to-follow-on-vine-part-one/

  • FJBaldus

    Great videos. Thank you.
    I’m an German Viner
    Greetings from Germany
    FJBaldus