I might be addicted to Vine. It’s a Twitter App that makes mini movies that loop. I am fascinated by them. I am actually looking for another blogger’s cat videos as I type this. I mean, I don’t want to miss any cat videos…not a single one! My daughter loves them too. There is something hypnotic and creepy about the looping. I am often reminded of the Italian film director Federico Fellini. I have a feeling he would have been a Vine addict too. It’s all a little surreal. My daughter and I once watched a cat move it’s tail back and forth for about three minutes straight. It sounds so boring, but I promise you, it wasn’t!
People are doing all sorts of clever things with their video footage. I’ve seen people’s commutes to work, watched their kids rush them at the door, and laughed along with babies chasing bubbles. It’s like watching home movies that are quick and fascinating and somehow artistic. If you haven’t tried it out yet I highly recommend you do. You might see your dog, or street, or child in a whole new light.
I have only made two of my own videos so far, but I thought I’d share them with you so you could see what it is like. I am an amateur still, so don’t judge the Apps significance by my tiny contribution. I keep thinking it might be fun to video some painting I am doing or to make a series of dramatic movies that tell a story over time. I have a million ideas on ways to use this video App.
This video was taken in the kitchen. Tiny-Small was singing to the dogs and Jim was cooking in the background. The sounds and images are sort of strange together. Make sure you put the sound on when you watch it. I don’t think it is as interesting without the sound.
Rosie, I love you. vine.co/v/bwEnKuPA2BM
— Lillian Connelly (@ItsADomeLife) March 12, 2013
This video was taken around the same time. Tiny-Small was singing to Lucy (she calls her “Louie”) while I was filming. I think it’s creepy and weird, but you might not. Either way, I hope you are at least entertained.
— Lillian Connelly (@ItsADomeLife) March 14, 2013
Have you used Vine? Share your videos with me. Tell me what you think about the App.