Imagine creating your own movie, picking the storyline, the actors and the scenes that you want. This dream of becoming the next Steven Spielberg might not be too far away if social media applications continue evolving at the rate they are right now!
It all started with Youtube; upload a video of anything and the world can view it. Well we have moved on a little since then, and you can now use Instagram, Vine and other video apps to help you create whatever you want! “Should I use the front or back camera? Which filter should I use? Which angle looks best?” These are all questions we ask ourselves now that we have the ability to shoot and edit short videos. The mobile phone being the main way we record these events. Some do it for fun, some do it to gain followers and to entertain, but now people are doing it to get awards. Thats right, it may not be an academy award, but you can still make a mark on the film industry by creating a short video… and you don’t need to spend a dollar!
As part of the 13th Annual Tribeca Film Festival, aspiring super short filmmakers from around the world can submit their Vine creations to the newly opened 2014 #6secfilms Competition. By tagging your submissions with #6secfilms and the relevant category: #drama #comedy #animated and #genre it submits your video to be considered. It is crazy to think that from the comfort of your own home you can now record and upload a video or short movie and then enter it for an award. Maybe Hollywood isn’t too far away after all! Check out some of the best Vines from last year here!
In its first four months, Vine gained 13 million users, an amazing stat for such a new app! Part of the appeal of Vine lies in its simplicity, particularly the interface of the tool, which lets people shoot and edit clips by tapping the screen and quickly uploading them to the app and to the Web. It’s a lot more creative than other pieces of social media and gives you a lot more options on what to create.
It has been said that in the future it may help micro-blogging or sending business messages. The opportunities for Vine are endless, and it will continue growing and adapting just like social media has over time. It will always capture video, that’s for sure. So why not try it out? Go create the next great vine and become a six second star!