I am currently busily writing 6 second movies. Why, you ask? Vine.It's a new video sharing app that imposes a six second time limit. One of the primary reasons for such a limit, might be that it's difficult to browse a newsfeed of videos (ala Instagram photo browsing) when they're any longer than that.
But regardless of why the limit came into existence, its presence turns the app into a new art form. One custom built for the modern mobile web.
I've only begun to play with it myself, but already some real talents have arisen.
What are the limits of narrative? How quickly can you share an idea or story? How complex can a six second script be?
It's fun. It's challenging. It's new. And I'm fascinated.
Six second movies, incoming.