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Vine™ in 10 Minutes, Sams Teach Yourself

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Launched in January of 2013, Vine is a new mobile app and video-sharing service from Twitter. Vine enables users to shoot short (six-second max) looping videos on their mobile phones and then share those videos with online friends. Vine videos (called vines) can be viewed from a user’s Vine or Twitter feed, shared via Facebook, or embedded in web pages and blogs. This makes Vine like a video version of Instagram, enabling users to “share life in motion” via social networking.

This has made Vine enormously popular, especially among the same younger users who made Instagram a hit. Just three months after its release, Vine has become the #1 free app in Apple’s U.S. App Store, and is used on 2.66% of all iOS devices  — more than any other video app. In addition, 2.8% of Twitter users are also Vine users . These numbers puts Vine’s userbase at somewhere between 4 to 6 million users, who upload more than 2,000 new videos each hour. There is no user manual for Vine, nor much in the way of online help files. Anyone wanting to get on the Vine bandwagon can use some help not just learning the basic shooting and sharing features, but also figuring out how to create more sophisticated types of vines.

Sams Teach Yourself Vine in 10 Minutes is a one-stop shop for everything associated with Vine, from shooting basic videos to sharing those videos socially to creating more sophisticated and artistic videos. In short, it is a source of inspiration to aspiring Vine users in an easy step-by-step format. It is accompanied by a series of Vine videos, available for viewing from Que’s website and YouTube channel, as well as the author Michael Miller's Vine feed. These videos demonstrate the various video techniques discussed in the book to make you an expert!

Table of Contents

  1. About This eBook
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Table of Contents
  5. About the Author
  6. Dedication
  7. Acknowledgments
  8. We Want to Hear from You!
  9. Reader Services
  10. Lesson 1. What Is Vine—and What Can You Do With It?
    1. Introducing Vine
    2. What Vine Does
    3. What Vine Doesn’t Do
    4. How You Can Use Vine
    5. Summary
  11. Lesson 2. Downloading and Signing Up for Vine
    1. Downloading the Vine App for iOS Devices
    2. Downloading the Vine App for Android Devices
    3. Signing Up for a New Vine Account
    4. Signing In Manually
    5. Logging Out of Vine
    6. Summary
  12. Lesson 3. Navigating Vine
    1. Switching Screens
    2. Exploring Vine’s Screens
    3. Discovering the Shooting Screen
    4. Summary
  13. Lesson 4. Personalizing Vine
    1. Customizing Your Vine Profile
    2. Configuring Vine Settings
    3. Summary
  14. Lesson 5. Finding Vines
    1. Exploring Popular and Trending Videos
    2. Viewing Vines by Channel
    3. Using Hashtags to Find New Videos
    4. Searching for People on Vine
    5. Summary
  15. Lesson 6. Watching Vines
    1. Viewing a Vine on Your Mobile Device
    2. Viewing a Vine on Your Computer
    3. Summary
  16. Lesson 7. Following Other Vinesters
    1. Finding Other Vinesters
    2. Viewing Profile Pages
    3. Following People
    4. Summary
  17. Lesson 8. Shooting a Vine
    1. Basic Recording
    2. Creating a Video with Multiple Shots
    3. Deleting a Video
    4. Tips for Advanced Recording
    5. Summary
  18. Lesson 9. Describing Your Vine
    1. Why Descriptions Are Important
    2. Writing an Effective Caption
    3. Adding a Location to Your Vine
    4. Summary
  19. Lesson 10. Using Hashtags
    1. Understanding Hashtags
    2. Adding Hashtags to Your Videos
    3. Searching Vine with Hashtags
    4. Summary
  20. Lesson 11. Sharing Your Vine
    1. Sharing New Vines to Social Media
    2. Sharing Existing Vines to Social Media
    3. Revining a Vine
    4. Sharing via Email
    5. Sharing to YouTube
    6. Summary
  21. Lesson 12. Planning Your Vine
    1. Why Planning is Important
    2. Before You Start...
    3. Telling a Story
    4. Creating Scripts and Storyboards
    5. Summary
  22. Lesson 13. Shooting People
    1. Shooting Other People
    2. Shooting a Selfie
    3. Summary
  23. Lesson 14. Shooting a How-To
    1. How to Plan a How-To Video—Step-by-Step
    2. Adapting Instructions for a Six-Second Vine
    3. Summary
  24. Lesson 15. Creating a Stop Motion Video
    1. Understanding Stop Motion Animation
    2. Preparing a Stop Motion Vine
    3. Shooting in Stop Motion
    4. Summary
  25. Lesson 16. Creating the Perfect Loop
    1. What’s a Loop?
    2. Planning a Loop
    3. Shooting a Loop
    4. Summary
  26. Lesson 17. Using Accessories for Better Vines
    1. Enhancing the Picture
    2. Enhancing the Sound with an External Microphone
    3. Other Cool Accessories
    4. Summary
  27. Lesson 18. Embedding a Vine on a Web Page or Blog
    1. Generating the Embed Code
    2. Copying the Code
    3. Embedding a Vine in a Web Page
    4. Embedding a Vine in a Blog Post
    5. Summary
  28. Lesson 19. Viewing Vines on Other Sites
    1. Why Vine Isn’t on the Web
    2. Finding Vines on the Web
    3. Summary
  29. Lesson 20. Downloading Vines
    1. Saving a Vine to Your Computer
    2. Converting a Vine to an Animated GIF
    3. Summary
  30. Lesson 21. Uploading Videos Not Shot with the Vine App
    1. Is the Vine App the Only Way to Upload Videos to Vine?
    2. Uploading an Existing Video to Vine
    3. Summary
  31. Lesson 22. Vine Do’s and Don’ts
    1. Do These Things
    2. Don’t Do These Things
    3. Summary
  32. Index