Playing with Twitter’s Vine app

I woke up this morning with an itch to make stop motion videos in Vine. I don’t know why. Anyway, I dug out a box of old toys and started moving them around. I made one Vine and got kind of hooked.

In addition to the toy props/actors, I enlisted Fox as a backdrop.

Then I decided to get serious about it. Cindi helped me jury-rig a “stand” that propped up a page in the sketchbook I use for painting.

This was very serviceable. The main problem was holding the iPhone firmly so its framing was consistent. A few days ago, I had been impressed by Leon using LEGO pieces to build a frame that housed some fans he pulled out of our old (very, very old) computer, so I asked him to construct something for me that would stabilize the iPhone.

Little brother came through! While we watched season 2 of Veronica Mars, he put together this awesome stand. It pans left and right, forward and back, and tilts up and down.

Next step: Creating actual stories!