21 of the Best Videos on Vine

by: Esteban On  Thursday, June 6, 2013
Tags:  Internet   Social Media   Tech   Twitter   Videos   Vine  

You can’t edit videos on Vine, but you can start and stop the recording process. This lends itself to the creation of amazing stop-motion animation, like this one from user “jacob laserbeam” from March.

 

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    You know how everyone on the internet loves animated GIFs these days? Well, some really smart people recently had a great idea:  make an entire social media site based on animated GIFs—but with audio.

    Of course, what they came up with was Vine, and it actually features looping six-second videos, not GIFs with audio. But, really, that’s what Vine videos are like—GIFs with audio.

    In any case, you might not be too familiar with Vine yet. The Twitter-owned company only released the iPhone app in January, and the Android version just dropped four days ago. Today, therefore, we’re going to get you up to speed on all that Vine offers with a list of the best Vine videos that have been created thus far.

    Now, to fully appreciate the videos that follow, you need to know something about the app. You see, there is no edit feature, and you can’t just upload videos you’ve made elsewhere to the Vine website. All movies on Vine must be made with the app, and the only thing you can do to “edit” them is start and stop the recording. This means that, in order to create really cool vine videos, you have to be really creative—and people have not disappointed in that regard.

    So, ready to see what this Vine business is all about? Okay then, let’s roll…

     

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    21. Introduction to Vine Magic

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    You can’t edit videos on Vine, but you can start and stop the recording process. This lends itself to the creation of amazing stop-motion animation, like this one from user “jacob laserbeam” from March.

     

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    20. FBI Genius

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    Of course, you don’t have to reinvent the wheel to make a good vine video. Sometimes just taking a six second clip from a TV news report (like this) is all you need to achieve internet fame.

     

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    19. Rockin\' to JT

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    Without Vine, the world might never have discovered this man’s fiery passion for ‘N Sync.

     

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    18. Fear of Love

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    Scaring people is the best!

     

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    17. Book Beetle One

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    So how far can people take the stop-motion capabilities of the Vine app? Well, judging by the next three videos from user Chris Donlon, pretty damn far.

     

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    16. Book Beetle Two

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    Remember, you cannot edit Vine videos or use any computer tricks…well, besides making a video on your computer and then filming it with the Vine app on your phone. But that’s not what is going on here. This is just amazing stop motion animation.

     

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    15. Book Beetle 3

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    Pretty creepy, and yet pretty amazing.

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    14. Cat Dreamz

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    User Matthew Espinosa answers the age-old question, what are cats dreaming about while taking their catnaps?

     

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    13. Paper Man\'s Escape

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    12. Egg Massacre

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    Here’s some more amazing stop-motion Vine animation from user Khoa.

    On a side note, let’s hope the people who makes these things are either students, or are otherwise able to make money off of their elaborate videos. Otherwise, they probably have too much time on their hands.

     

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    11. Domino Effect

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    If M.C. Escher lived to see Vine, you would think this is the kind of thing he might do with it.

     

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    10. Pencil Fight

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    Would anyone like to hazard a guess as to how this one was done? Look closely. You’ll see that the pencil beings grappled for is actually a drawing, which only begs the question, “huh?”

    However, if you look even closer still you will notice that there is a clear piece of glass or plastic moving around during the struggle. So obviously the pencil is drawn on that piece of glass and then manipulated accordingly for each shot. (You don’t notice it as first because you’re so focuses on the two hands.)

    Trippy, isn’t it?

     

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    9. Under Sea Frying Pan

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    Who needs a real fish tank? Just put this on full screen and leave your computer on all day.

     

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    8. Wiz Khalifa

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    Wiz Khalifa is one of the more notable early adopters of Vine from the world of hip hop. Obviously, the dude is not pulling any punches.

    (Kids, don’t do drugs.)

     

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    7. Lego Vines

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    On a scale of 1 to 10, I give this series of stop-motion animation videos an 11.

     

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    6. More Lego Vines

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    You can find more amazing Lego animations from user Mark Weaver by searching for the hashtag #legovines.

     

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    5. Like It\'s Hot [Audio NSFW]

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    Warning: don’t turn the audio on for this one if you’re at work. It’s got some foul language.

    Anyway, you have to admire this person’s commitment to the bit. They had to sacrifice a place and whatever food was on it, then clean up the shards of glass that went everywhere.

     

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    4. Krumpstop

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    I have no idea why I find this one so hilarious, but I do.

    Actually, maybe it’s just the word “krump.” That’s always kind of made me giggle.

     

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    3. Gosling No Eat

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    There is an entire series of “Ryan Gosling won’t eat his cereal” Vines by genius user Mark W McHenry. You can find the dude on Vine and Twitter @RyanWMcHenry.

     

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    2. Will Sassenegger

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    Canadian comedian Will Sasso (of MadTV fame) does an excellent Arnold Schwarzenegger impression, and he likes to bust it out at the most random times.

     

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    1. Is that Phoebe Cates?

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    Spoof one of the most famous scenes in the history of cinema? That sounds like an excellent idea. Wish I had thought of it.

     

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