Your Vine Sucks: How Twitter’s Ian Padgham is doing Vine right

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For most people Vine, Twitter’s short video service, is a means for posting 6-second clips to convey what a photo simply can’t. For Twitter’s video animator, Ian Padgham, his employer’s video service is a new piece of canvas; a creative medium for him to show off his talents.

Padgham’s Vines are works of art. Using stop-motion animation – and lots of storyboarding – he produces clips that loop seamlessly, making it difficult to tell they’re only 6 seconds long. Rather than just being regular videos, his creations star anything from a wooden puppet, to his own hands. In those where he shows off buildings or scenery he smartly makes the most of the opportunity by doing a 3D walk-around or a 360-degree panorama. Simply put, this is the best use of Vine we’ve seen, and makes us want to go out and be better Vineographers.

Ian Padgham on Seenive


Christo van Gemert

Christo van Gemert

Eleven years ago Christo started writing about technology for one of South Africa's (then) leading computer magazines. His first review? A Samsung LCD monitor. Hey, it was hot news, back then. Nowadays he gets more excited about photography, cars, game consoles, and faster internet connections. He's sort of an Apple fan, but will take any opportunity to remind you about his Windows-powered home theatre PC and desire to own a vanilla Android tablet.   Currently uses: Apple 13-inch Macbook Pro with Retina Display, Apple iPhone 5, Microsoft Laser Mouse 6000, Audiofly AF78 Earphones, Xbox 360, Nikon D50.