|Dates:||2012 - 2017|
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Vine was a short form video hosting service that allowed users to post six second long videos.
Fans would use the platform to post short fanvids. Because of the time restrictions fans often had to craft vids with quick images and intense music. Fans also posted short fan films, usually featuring cosplay, these films often contained humorous elements.
When Vine announced that it was shutting down in 2017 many fans created compilation videos of all their favorite vines, for fear of the videos disappearing, and posted them to other sites like YouTube and Tumblr. Since 2017, TikTok offers a similar service, which allows up to sixty-second long videos.
"[Fandom] as vines" videos are a widespread subset of crack vids, which label vines with characters' names to make fandom-specific jokes. Post-vine, these videos often mix actual vines with newer tiktoks and comedic short-form content from other sites.
Examples of Fanvids On Vine
- vk + vine six-second fanvids (compiled)
- Cherik vid by hanninope
- Clexa vine edit compilation by amanda100 fanvids
- mirror, mirror on the wall, who's fucked up and lost it all by NZNBRG (a vid about losing all your work on a vid)
- Penny Dreadful vid by Pegasho33s
Examples of Cosplay On Vine
- Cosplay Vine Compilation
- Cosplay Vines complication = ERWIN SMITH and RIVAILLE ACKERMAN
- SnK Cosplayer vines
- HomeStuck Vine Compilation Part 5