Vine just passed two big milestones. The app now has 13 million users and is available on Android.
Not familiar with Vine? It’s the six-second social video app that takes the visual feed of Instagram and applies it to easily shot videos. How easy? Tap your finger to record, lift to pause, and repeat until you’ve filled your time. Done.
If you think six seconds and a smartphone camera is limiting, you should see some of the amazing creativity happening on Vine. Filmmakers, animators, and comedians are making some remarkable (and hilarious) videos.
It isn’t just those used to camera work who are Vining. Musicians are creating content and using Vine to engage with and entertain their fans. Here are some ideas to get started with, along with some of our favorite Orchardites on Vine.
1. Create a teaser
You have six seconds, so playing an entire new song is out of the question. Instead, create a teaser for something new. Film the first spin of a test pressing, take quick shots of different pieces of album art, or record a clip of an upcoming video.
2. Go behind-the-scenes
Instagram opened up the world to backstage and behind-the-scenes photos from musicians, but Vine brings them to life with video. Have some friends hanging around? Check out Har Mar Superstar‘s Karen O 360 Vine.