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10 May, 2013

Tulips and Vine

Posted by andrea tomkins in: Multimedia experiments|Ottawa


How much of a story can you tell in six seconds? You might be surprised.

I’m experimenting with Vine, a mobile app that enables users to create and post 6 second video clips and share them with a social network. Think of it as the video version of Instagram (which is what I used to produce the image above).

I am really just figuring it all out at this point, and my tiny videos pale in comparison to other Vines I’ve seen BUT I’m very excited about this medium because I think it offers a really unique perspective.

Here are a couple I shot today while tip toeing around the tulips:

Don’t watch them too long or else you’ll get dizzy.

My other Vines have been almost exclusively about Piper, because she just happens to be around when I’m using it.

And speaking of peeking, have you ever heard of Vinepeek? Oh my.


3 Responses to "Tulips and Vine"

1 | coffeewithjulie

May 10th, 2013 at 12:48 pm


I just got a new phone last night that has video capability! I am keen to try out Vine now. I love that one of Piper! (Such a cute puppy!)

2 | wendy

May 10th, 2013 at 1:57 pm


I love the tulips, thank you so much for that, I recently had to move from Ottawa to winnipeg and I miss the tulip festval so much :( You just made my day!

3 | Allison

May 10th, 2013 at 2:13 pm


Great Vine videos! I’ve played around with it a bit too, haven’t used it too much yet, but think it will be something I’ll make more use of over time. It’s fun to do with the kids too! :)

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My name is Andrea and I live in the Westboro area of Ottawa with my husband Mark and our dog Piper who is kind of a big deal on Instagram. We also have two human daughters: Emma (20) and Sarah (18). During the day I work as a writer at The Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre. I am a longtime Ottawa blogger and I've occupied this little corner of the WWW since 1999. The Fishbowl is my whiteboard, water cooler, and journal, all rolled into one. I'm passionate about healthy living, arts and culture, family travel, great gear, good food, and sharing the best of Ottawa for families. I also love vegetables, photography, gadgets, and great design.

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