Vine, a quirky filmmaker
By Aakanksha Devi | ENS - HYDERABAD
15th February 2013 08:34 AM
Ideal for the mobile-phone generation, Vine, a new photo-film app, launched by microblogging site Twitter, lets you create fun and original short-looping videos. By taking a series of photographs or mini films and putting them together, the app churns out six second videos, perfect for sharing.
Only in its second week of existence, this video-sharing app has already created waves. And videos taken using Vine have gone viral, with clips of various subjects pouring in. “It’s been less than a week since we launched Vine, and the response has blown us away,” says Dominik Hofmann, co-founder and GM of Vine, adding that most of the videos have “made people laugh, smile, and come together in a new and profound way.”
Only in its 1.0.4 version, Vine currently has some bugs and issues of privacy and therefore comes with a warning, which, according to the official website, will be sorted out soon. So from clips of girlfriends and puppies, pineapples turning into cocktails and lazy Sunday mornings, Vine gives you the opportunity to get creative and share just about anything that catches your eye. “They’re little windows into the people, settings, ideas and objects that make up your life. They’re quirky, and we think that’s part of what makes them so special,” writes Hofmann, on their website, of the videos that have already been shared. And the best part is, it’s not a tedious process but rather amusing - in fact, we think that there hasn’t been such a lovely lunch-time entertainment app in a long while.
Available for free on iPad and iPhones.
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