Posted By Jennifer Shephard
I learned late Friday about the newest, shiniest video whiz bang…the Vine, which allows for six second video clips, a la twitter, to be posted. SIX SECONDS? Yep. That is what our attention span has been collectively reduced to apparently. So I quickly downloaded the app and shot a quick snippet at the food drop to post to my twitter feed. You can follow me on twitter @fuji400. I need a little tutorial as I found out. The app is set to take video with the camera in a vertical position. I usually shoot video in a horizontal position. I deleted the first post as it was sideways…no one needs to tilt their head to view a video, even if it’s only for six seconds. Here is my first Vine post. Not my best work by far, but it was on the fly. I will continue to play with the app and find cool ways to share life in Elkhart County with readers six seconds at a time.
In the end…journalism involves a lot of learning on the job, perpetually in fact. We have a deadline all day, everyday these days. I enjoy learning about video, social media and such, but I still love taking a simple still photograph that makes you smile.