1. Pop Trigger, (2014). The BEST Advice For Making Good VINES. [online] YouTube. Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cceeHAEa4UY [Accessed 14 Apr. 2016].
At the initial stages of my digital artefact it was really important I understood not only the basics of how to create vines but being able to fully utilise the tools involved to create the best possible content. This link was helpful in demonstrating the basics of making vine and how to make the most of what the vine utilities offer. Although the social utility for this can be considered somewhat more for entertainment then informative (with an in-formal presentation), the insight from the vine star proved very useful when understanding some of psychology behind successful Viners with his perspective on being successful on Vine.
The vine app has many features; therefore, I sought out a source to allow me to understand the updated features of the app as well as fulfil their potential with facts and tricks. This source boasts 3.4 thousand shares on social media which shows a significant rate of dissemination, although this does not legitimise the site it is widely used. The “7 tips and tricks” can be tested by the reader, the user can legitimise the post themselves. The post was made in 2014; therefore, the app has since updated and some of the mentioned features may not have been relevant, this was taken into consideration when using the source.
To make vines that would be popular I needed to understand existing popular content; therefore, this source was really useful in listing “30 most popular Vine stars in the world” as names I could further research to acquire techniques utilised by those users. This source was made in 2014 therefore the vines considered popular; however, any techniques acquired from these 30 would no doubt resemble the current 30. The business insider site is legitimised with the publisher ‘allure media’ crediting the sites statistical information. The summary on each person made focusing on a specific Viner easier e.g. Shawn Mendes (a singer) was not as useful as Jessi Smiles (comedian) for the type of content I was trying to create.
4. Content.photojojo.com. (2016). The Ultimate Guide to Vine: Pro-Tips, Awesome Ideas, and Who to Follow! | Photojojo. [online] Available at: http://content.photojojo.com/inspiration/websites/the-ultimate-guide-to-vine/ [Accessed 18 Apr. 2016].
This site was similar to other sites used but was used to consolidate information already attained in my research. It combined instructional information and vines to reference. It was especially helpful in its clear listing of technical filmography terms and how they could be utilised on a vine. This site had a lot of information on a variety of helpful tips and recommendations for making a vine. The page is a blog and information should be discerned accordingly, as written by another user. Regardless of the calibre of writer the information was useful especially under “10 ways to play with the vine”, ideal for an experimental user.
5. Smith, J. (2015). 6 Ways to Do It For the Vine | social CSU. [online] Social.colostate.edu. Available at: http://social.colostate.edu/2015/01/23/do-it-for-the-vine/ [Accessed 18 Apr. 2016].
When making my vine I wanted to understand how to get an audience reaction to the video on an emotional level. Thus, highlighting how to structure a vine to tell a story and therefore engage the viewer (this is really important with the 6 second restriction). The site also revisited similar ideas I already researched including the importance of utilising the #hashtag and the tools and tricks that can be utilised when making a vine. The site is run by Colorado State University which gives the content legitimacy as a source.
I needed to understand what ‘not to do’ in regards to making a vine. This was very useful as it highlighted the importance of pacing uploads, using multiple scenes (shots) and keep the message clear and language simple. This proved to be significant factors when making and organising vines. The site ‘social media week’ is a trademark owned by ‘Crowdcentric’, and have a series of global conferences.Their expertise on using social media platforms can therefore be considered relevant and useful. The source also shows the potential for advertising and marketing through the medium listing companies such as Pepsi NEXT, Pinot, Dove and many more who have launched campaigns.
7. Video Creators, (2014). How Shooting Indoors vs. Outdoors Affects YouTube Views. [online] YouTube. Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4VX3HCTCq8 [Accessed 18 Apr. 2016].“…correlation between bright natural daylight and the number of views the amount of engagement and interaction…”
When deciding where to shoot and base the vines this video was really useful in that it explored the pro’s and con’s of videoing indoors as opposed to outdoors where a youtube identified a
“correlation between bright natural daylight and the number of views the amount of engagement and interaction”,
this is of course influenced by other variables but as a generalisation it is significant. This video helped inform future decisions about structuring the setting in relation to the content of the video. From a first hand and experienced youtube this information can be credited as reliable and insightful, and extremely useful in the creation of my digital artefact.
8. McLuan, D. (2016). Commonly Asked Questions about McLuhan – The Estate of Marshall McLuhan. [online] Marshallmcluhan.com. Available at: http://www.marshallmcluhan.com/common-questions/ [Accessed 14 Apr. 2016].
A core aspect of the subject and of the assignment is integrating McLuhan’s phrase “medium is the message”, this source summarily explored the themes around this expression. I used this to help guide the direction of my content, in making sure it was relevant and engaging the meaning of the “medium of the message” as fulfilling the syllabus requirements. This information was answered by McLuhan’s eldest son Dr. Eric McLuhan as well as copyrighted by ‘The Estate of Corinne & Marshall McLuhan’, legitimising the information as directly linked to McLuhan. I have tried to ensure the project aligns with the beliefs of McLuhan, incorporating it into the vine capabilities.
Whilst filming some initial experimental vines It came to my attention (as a new user of the vine platform) that I was not sure how to import video from a camera roll and multiple videos at that into the vine app for editing. This page clarified this issue for me and I have since been working on building my own editing abilities. This source came from a WordPress blog but written by a user of the vine app who understands how to utilise the capabilities of the platform. The most useful sources for this project have been user sponsored, similar to this source, they have the first hand insight of experienced users.
At the initial stages of the project I wanted to understand the history and intentions of the vine app to essentially understand what our group was undertaking. This page provided a lot of insight with interviews directly with the creators of the vine app. They outlined the experimentation behind what would become a global phenomenon in social media sharing and convergence. Hopefully, taking from their experience in testing and experimenting with social media boundaries our project can attempt to discover or extend the abilities of media platforms, and regardless of success they can inspire us to attempt to do so. The source was written at the early stages of vines success and since many individuals have experimented with vine capabilities which makes our task more difficult.