Twitter’s short-video app opened up a whole new area for creativity upon its launch, setting a clearly-defined, six second limit for films that can then be uploaded online. While seemingly restrictive, the incredibly small amount of time that a Vine clip spans has forced its users to be very imaginative, often focussing on one single, simple idea to make some brilliant things.
From stop-motion animation to short music videos, the list of ways that Vine has been used is endless, but here we take a look at some of the best and most consistent feeds to follow.
This Australian design studio is responsible for some of the most creative stuff we’ve seen on Vine so far. Centring on stop motion animation, Yell Design’s works must take hours to produce but only seconds to play, doing a fantastic job of working within Vine’s limitations.
More stop-motion animation, this time from a New York-based photographer. Meagan Cognoli’s camera experience is evident in her Vine work, with each clip looking like a moving photo and being framed and animated brilliantly.
The historic US energy and electronics firm might not be the first institution you’d think of as an innovative Vine user, but the company’s account is well worth looking at for an excellent example of how to use the service. In particular, the 6secondscience series of clips shows a creative and educational way of putting Vine’s limitations to good use.
One of Vine’s own staff members, Charlie Love’s clips offer some interesting insights into the workings of the service along with everyday life around his San Francisco home. There’s also some brilliant stop-motion stuff in there too, which seems to be a common theme running through the accounts of many of the best Vine users.
The adopted name of Scottish musician Aidan Moffat makes for an interesting Vine feed, in particular because he released a ‘Vine album’ earlier this year. The album was made up of several clips featuring ambient music accompanied by abstract videos, a regular feature of other videos amongst Moffat’s online oeuvre.