Is the Free App, Vine, Instagram for Filmmakers?
Yesterday, Twitter released their purchased start-up app Vine for free on the App Store. Today, Vine got blocked by Facebook, who has purchased Instagram for the modest amount of a billion dollars last April.
Well, it does seem that Vine is Instagram for video lovers and it’s probably not an accident that the first video shared by to launch the app by CEO and co-founder Dom Hofman was… about food.
After a week of salad, I’m craving steak tartare at 11 in the morning. vine.co/v/bOIqn6rLeID
— Dom Hofmann (@dhof) January 23, 2013
Vine is a clean and clear app: with the tip of a finger, you can record a video up to six seconds long, either by doing a single take or by filming a series of take which length will vary depending on how long you let your finger on the screen.
The app is clean and simple to use, with no other options but to record, share, comment, like and report. (Although I wouldn’t be surprised if filters were to be offered soon)
Once you’re done recording, you can either delete it, keep it on your vine account, and/or share it on twitter (and normally facebook).
bernard the bookmark eaten by just kids vine.co/v/b5PT0l6VAu2
— Nathalie (@Mentorless) January 25, 2013
Vine comes at a time where iPhone have become pocket cameras and I have to say, I enjoy the idea of sharing quickly made videos instead of pictures, hoping it won’t turn into a contest of food videos, which would be much more intense than instagrammed plates. The Vine Team select its favorite videos -ala Vimeo-, which gives you an idea of what has been done, can be done, and still awaits to be perfected, found, created etc.
Vine is an iOs only app for now, but if you do have an iphone or an ipad, you can download it for free here.
So what do you think? Is Vine going to be the Instagram for filmmakers or it will disappear in the sea of daily new apps ?