Vine. The New Way To Share Photos and Video. Guest Post By: Nate Weber
A Vine Post By Nate Weber.
YouTube is where most videos go. We have Vimeo also, but YouTube practically owns most of the audience and content. We should strive to separate our professional work from cell phone cat videos any chance we get. Clicking a YouTube link gives you no idea what you will be watching. We don’t all listen to music on iTunes, we don’t look at all our pictures on Instagram, so why should we watch all our videos on YouTube? Encourage that division and competition in the market.
Not only is it a new option for video, it’s a completely new format. Time limits and looping video is a new concept and honestly, it’s intriguing to me. It’s like a super-gif. I see this being used well and used poorly (it’s the internet, that’s will always happen), but “new” is still a new chance to be inspired and think creatively.
I can spare 6 seconds. Same reason I almost always click links for photos– it’s fast and easy. YouTube and other video links need to entice me, and even then, I don’t always have the time. I end up saving them for later which has resulted in a pretty lengthy laundry list of those videos now.
It offers more than a picture, but has no unnecessary fluff.
I might have something interesting I want to share. I share a lot, but since my career is in video, I’m hesitant to put my cell phone clips on YouTube next to my professional work content. It should be clear to my followers when I’m trying to be social and when I’m trying to promote work.
I can show snippets of my work without much effort. I shot a few BTS Vine clips for the BMCC shoot. Nothing exciting, but I got to show the full scene rather than a snapshot, was my first time using the app actually, so I promise I’ll get better from here.
Instagram made the 1×1 photo hip again, changing the way I composed photos by give me a new creative limitation. I think Vine can have a similar effect, or potentially inspire another service catered to a more professional crowd. Thirty second shorts are easy to produce and a good way to promote your skills. I’d get behind a service designed with that in mind. Web video is still young– it’s been around for years– but it’s just been the awkward stepchild until recently. Are we starting to see the beginning of truly original web formats?
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