BEST OF: Comedy and Combat on Vine

on Monday, Dec. 30th

It’s the end of the year, so we’re revisiting a few of our favorite stories. Here’s one of Ike Sriskandarajah’s picks.

 In August we ran this piece about the surprising ways that the six-second video app Vine was being used.

Vine’s amateur filmmakers aren’t just creating narrative stories; they’re using it to document their lives. Michael Cameron is an American soldier stationed in Stuttgart, Germany. He served in Bosnia and has done four tours in Afghanistan. He recently began making vines that give snapshots of military history around his base. “You get a lot of disconnect between civilians and soldiers,” Cameron says, “when you can get a little insight into what they do on a daily basis, it adds a little humanity.”

Six seconds may not seem like a lot but as Genna Terranova, the director of programming at the Tribeca Film Festival, puts it: “you can be incredibly creative in six seconds.”


To Build The VR Education of Tomorrow One Scholar Turns To The Past

There are plenty of folks in the education technology field who are excited about virtual reality as the next great educational tool.



We’re Closer To Our Photorealistic VR Future Than You’d Think (INTERVIEW)

A look into the virtual world of tomorrow with USC researcher Paul Debevec.


Prepare Yourselves For The Personal VR Video Revolution

Virtual Reality is rapidly approaching a watershed moment.

Ralph Echemendia

Spoiler Alert: Hollywood Isn’t Taking Cyber Security Seriously (LA Film Fest)

Tonight at the Los Angeles Film Festival, squeezed in between movies and red carpet events, a symposium on Cyber Security is being held at the Grammy Museum.

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Rent Video Straight From Social Media Via Gumroad

The people who brought the “Buy Now” button to Twitter are going all-in on film distribution.