Posts Tagged ‘Vine’

Vine Draws! An Animating Discussion with Vine Artist Mike Bennett.

If someone asked you about Vine, your first reaction would probably be: “Oh that app with the funny six-second videos?” Sure, Vine is home to a lot of great creators making hilarious content, like Aaron Chewning and Victor Pope Jr. But if you really explore Vine, you will find a vast community of creators making a whole range of content, and supporting one another. Enter the talented Mike Bennet. (more…)

Someone Wake Him Up: The Delightfully Weird Vine Account and Karoke Dreams of Aaron Chewning

A teeball coach makes an artsy Vine. A son tries to tell his Dad some jokes before being interrupted with some grave news before the punchline. A beautiful Coldplay song…to the image of Guy Fieri. These are just some of the many wonderfully weird, mainstream-90’s rock-filled, and strangely funny six-second pieces Aaron Chewning has given the Vine community. (more…)

What if Taco Bell Sold TVs? An Interview with Vine Comedian Victor Pope Jr.

Since it first started, Vine has been an interesting outlet for creators: create something with only six seconds. The result has produced some amazing content like, most notably, comedy. Comedians such as Bo Burnham, Will Sasso, and Chris D’Elia have all utilized Vine at one point.  The app has come and go in terms of popularity, but if anything, Vine contains a vault of hidden treasures. The quick-format has challenged creators to be original and stand-out. Creators can tell a joke just by having a conversation…with themselves. Instead of an expensive camera, gathering friends as actors, and a written script, people are simply using their phones and themselves. One Vine features a customer asking the waiter to send his compliments to the chef, only having the waiter give the chef a literal compliment. With one guy playing three characters (and we only know he’s the chef when he puts a towel on his head and holds a spatula), he’s generated close to 5 million loops on that one Vine alone. Meet stand-up comedian Victor Pope Jr. His perfectly-timed punch lines, his deadpan characters, and his popular “Taco Bell Employee” meetings have put him on the Vine radar with 317.3K followers, and he’s even been recognized on Buzzfeed. The Texas-based comedian was super cool enough to let me interview him to find out how he’s managed to become one of the funniest Vine comedians out there right now, and the secrets as to why his simply made Vines produce a not-so-simply sized audience.  (more…)


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