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First serious ‘film’ made on #Vine app

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A still from the making of Hassan Kiyany’s Vine ‘film’ I See What You See’

Popular Twitter video-sharing app excites filmmakers looking for another step into visual story telling with smartphones


Since the Tribeca Film Festival announced its #6SecFilms Vine Competition, interest in the stop-motion video-sharing app has surged with Vine hitting number one in the US chart for free apps on iTunes.

Big screen legend and founder of Tribeca, Robert De Niro said of Vine: “you can tell a whole story in six seconds”.

In a recent  interview with the Wall Street Journal De Niro said: “[Vine] It’s an interesting thing, and seems open to the possibility that it could be a creative tool. Six seconds of beginning, middle and end. I was just trying to time on my iPhone six seconds just to get a sense of what that is. It can actually be a long time.

“One one-thousand, two one-thousand, three one-thousand, four one-thousand, five one-thousand, six one-thousand - you can tell a whole story in six seconds.”

As if to prove his point, Dubai-based iPhone filmmaker Hassan Kiyany believes he has produced the first serious ’6secfilm’ professionally made on Vine.

“Almost four months ago when Vine suddenly appeared on the apps store, it got me excited and interested to find how users can utilize it to make another step into visual story telling with smartphones,” he says.

“It’s another new tool for upcoming movie makers – maybe we are the Vinemakers generation!”

Kiyany says he got the idea for his ultra-short Vine after talking to his friend Mohammad Magdy who had an idea for a two-minute short.

“I took the challenge of compiling it into a 6secfilm,” he says. “Knowing the challenges with Vine I prepared myself and team for every step. I wanted to have a decent light, set up and additional touches that usually we do in the editing process. Vine does not allow any editing so all extras should happen live along with actions.”

His Vine is called  I See What You See – A 6SECFILM.

Kiyany has even gone so far as to produce a little behind the scenes ‘making of’ of his Vine film, check it out below and follow Hassan Kiyany on Twitter @hkiyany to keep an eye on more from his tremendous Vine output!

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