Millions of people from all over the world have smudged their screens because Brittlestar asked them to.
With over 500,000 followers and over 180 million views/loops, Brittlestar has become ‘Vine Famous’ and has been asked by numerous companies, including Disney (see below), CBC, HEYDAY Films, ESPN, Wendy’s, Proctor & Gamble, Nickelodeon, Bandai, Cuisinart, HGTV’s The Property Brothers, Emblem Enterainment and more, to create and offer Vines for their social media campaigns and television programs.
He has also been invited to speak at such events as NextMediaNow, Banff World Media Festival and more.
You can view all of Brittlestar’s Vines on the Vine app or at vine.co/brittlestar
Q: Can I hire Brittlestar to create a Vine for our brand, business or organization?
A: YES! Just email firstname.lastname@example.org
Q: Is Brittlestar as awesome in real life?
A: MORE AWESOME.
Q: If I meet him in real life, can I look directly into his eyes?
A: NO… because you will be overcome by awesomeness.
VINE WORKSHOPS and TALKS
If you’d like to hire Brittlestar to create a Vine for you, or come to speak at your school, conference or event, just email email@example.com and ask.
Top 5 Tips for Vine Success
- Keep it simple
Initially, 6 seconds seems like a very short amount of time but once you start working in Vine you realize that there is a tremendous amount you can fit in that time frame. At that point you need to back away from iphone and remember what your core message/concept was to begin with and stick with that.
- Relatable rules/Show people themselves
Some of the most successful Vines are the ones who show the viewer a version of themselves or a familiar experience. Those Vines get shared a lot. It doesn’t have to be realistically portrayed but it should show the viewer something that makes them say “I know this feeling!”
- Know your audience
If you have an idea for a Vine, ask yourself who you think would appreciate it… and make sure it would make sense to them. Though the majority of Vine’s audience is young adults (teens to early twenties), there is a huge number of other demographics on the app that are desperate for content that speaks to them. That said, the younger the target audience, the more visible the engagement (Likes/Revines).
- Let the camera tell at least part of the story
If there is a prop, person or action that is integral to your Vine’s concept, use the camera to make sure it is seen. Don’t be afraid to move the camera from establishing shot to close-up and back again if it will help you tell your story.
- Have fun!
No one wants to watch someone forcing themselves to ‘do it for the vine’. Have fun making Vines! Be creative. Test what works and what doesn’t with your audience. Vine is an amazing creative outlet that can be used by individuals and businesses alike to spread happiness worldwide.