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Five fabulous uses of Vine: imagination and patience help to create the best videos

By Amy Bolton

April 18, 2013 | 3 min read

The Drum’s video savvy intern, Amy Bolton, takes a look at her top five favourite Vines on the video app, and explains what makes them great.

Twitter’s new video app Vine is unlike any other photograph or video app before: it has excelled expectations since its launch in January 2013. After taking a peek on the app and seeing its similarities to some of Twitter’s previous apps, Vine is still notably different but much more simplistic to use.At five on the list is Alee Kiins teleporting boy. Alee uses the app in stop motion fashion, like most Vine users, to teleport the individual in her video to different tables. I favoured this video because it uses the space and the objects around them to create the video, making it bigger using their imagination.Number four is Brandin6’s magic 6 ball with six answers to any question you can think of. Imitating the magic 8 ball, you must click the Vine video to get your answer. The use of clicking the video to pause the app is what I liked most about this Vine, it shows good knowledge of the app. Ask it a question!Three in my top five is Animate and Create’s Origami Fortune Teller: you can’t help but pick an answer from folded paper. The Vine app favourites, with so many likes to its videos, create a folded fortune teller - only as the stop motion animation continues the origami grows bigger. The scale of the video and the time it must have taken is somewhat impressive.At two is Pinot and his stop motion animation drawing of the “Rubber Egg”: the egg bounces off the edges of the paper then turns into a real, rubber egg! The skill and patience of drawing this correctly and the patience to ensure the video was done correctly on the app is brilliant. And finally at top spot, number one, is Charlie Loves Vinecation at San Francisco’s City Hall, partly using stop motion and photograph. The imagination used for the app shows that social media is a recognising skill. Being one of Vine’s Editors Picks the video has 90,644 likes on the app and is still growing.

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