Mobile video sharing app Vine is celebrating it’s one year anniversary this month, and it’s come a long way in a short time, much like it’s maximum video run-time of six seconds. The video loop design is perfect and mesmerizing for the low attention span of the information age. Vine was bought by Twitter in October, added to the iPhone store in January, and now the Android device this month. Vine is the most used video-sharing application in the market, with Instagram Video fast on it’s heels.
Surpass’ parent company HostDime uses Vine for contests and fun moments behind the scenes. But we have a long way to go to reach the artistry and creativity shown by these 10 people and brands who are excelling at the art of Vine.
The 5 Best Brands to Follow on Vine
27 Vines | 6,211 Followers – Lowe’s certainly has the most informative Vines by creating home improvement tips and life hacks that are both helpful and fun to look at.
37 Vines | 3,073 Followers – Mega corporation General Electric creates fun and interesting #6secondscience tips that are ideal for science teachers to teach their students.
132 Vines | 45,192 Followers – Urban Outfitters was one of the first brands to use Vine, and they have shown no signs of stopping with more Vines than almost any other company.
The Coffee Bean
6 Vines | 967 Followers – The Coffee Bean made the smart decision to enlist art director Jethro Ames of ParkerWhite Brand Interactive to make them five looping videos that would get people in the mood for coffee. Mission accomplished.
The 5 Best People to Follow on Vine
361 Vines | 27,376 Followers – Jack Dorsey is the creator of Twitter and the founder of mobile payment app Square. Here’s Jack risking his life on the Bay Bridge, where he took about 10 breathtaking vines.
Pinot W. Ichwandardi
282 Vines | 127,500+ Followers – Pinot has to be the most talented graphic designer on Vine. Each of his Vines look like they take an insane amount of time to make, but he’s amassed over 300 works of Vine art already.
Matt Willis aka YellDesign
85 Vines | 109,400+ Followers – Matt Willis created a design studio called YellDesign with a goal of “taking over the world one Vine at a time.” Here Matt shows off his humor and ingenuity with his version of “Google Glass”.
115 Vines | 202,300+ Followers – Meagan Cignoli is a international fashion & portrait photographer who creates Vines for many companies, including Lowe’s which won her a Cannes award. Here Meagan creates something new with the all-too-familiar plane wing shot.
43 Vines | 375,000+ Followers – Let’s end this article with some comedy, and who better than Bo Burnham, one of the most followed on Vine. Bo is the youngest comedian to ever get a standup special from Comedy Central and you can why within six seconds. This is the only Vine on the list requiring sound.
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Jared Smith is Surpass’ Technology Writer. Follow him on Twitter.