Can Vine Make 5-Second Films Irrelevant?

They say brevity is the soul of wit. If this is true, then there is mathematical certainty that the jokesters at 5-Second Films are the modern Shakespeares of video.

For those unacquainted with the tiny gems, consider the video below a crash course in micro-movie making.

 

On Tuesday, the dedicated crew of amateurs of 5-Second Films did an AMA (ask me anything) on Reddit to announce and raise funds for their newest venture Dude Bro Party Massacre 3. This title is a tongue-in-cheek misnomer, because it is not a sequel, but an original full-length feature. It would seem that their newest movie will outlast the others by an estimate factor of 1000 in time and, likely, ambition, at a deeper level. However it may be an admission of defeat to the video sharing social media platform Vine.

Vine was created by folks at Twitter, with the hope of bringing the same briefness to video sharing that they imposed on the written word, substituting a 140 character limit for a six-second video maximum video and sound. Vine has spawned creativity of all kinds by essentially democratizing the micro-film art form.

Since its release early this year, more than 12 million people took to their IOS device to Vine with celebrities, artists, and the unwashed masses. Yesterday, Vine for Android was finally released, and that figure of 12 million users is likely to shoot through the roof overnight. Is it a coincidence that 5-Second films decided to stir hype for their new film right now? Are Vines better than 5-Second Films? Comment below and judge for yourself!

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Sam Brounstein

Im a writer/filmmaker from Brooklyn. Northwestern University Graduate with a B.S. in Radio/Television/Film. I am the Bear Jew, hear me roar.

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