Did you know that with apps like Vine and Instagram you can create stop-motion video? Vine allows you to record for up to 6 seconds and Instagram allows up to 15 seconds. That sounds short but 15 seconds can be a really long time!

Consider playing with the video features of Vine and Instagram. Try doing step outs on a short and easy project. Or record a video of one aspect of your studio or even a confession – for example, share your secret place under your work table where you dump all of your stuff so you can make a video on your “clean” table top. Or make a video of your cat! LOL Play around with video and get comfortable. This is new territory and not many people in the craft industry seem to be taking FULL advantage – BE the trailblazer! (hey, that Crafty Chica sure knows how to trail-blaze–check out her VINE channel!)

BONUS – you can upload the vids automatically to other social networks using Instagram (which is owned by Facebook). With Vine, you can share to twitter (it's owned by Twitter). So create the content ONCE and share everywhere with the click of a button. Are you on Instagram or Vine?

Here's a recent article about Vine–it looks like it is here to stay:

http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57599369-93/vine-grows-to-40-million-users-despite-instagram-challenge/

Thanks for stopping by!

 

Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.

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