Social media used to be the place where individuals would tell followers about the daily occurrences of their lives. However, now such a venue has changed face a bit. Starting with the use of social media by brands and companies, individuals were able to see social media as more than simply a place to air your thoughts. It can be a place to also share with others your knowledge or even your great sense of humour. Bart’s Fish Tales is a great example of the unique use of social media to teach others. His 15-second cooking shows will be the subject of this article today.
More about Bart’s Fish Tales
With thirty-two posts as of May 30th, 2014 and nearly 40,000 followers, Bart’s Fish Tales is coined by the creator, Bart von Olphen, as the “World’s Shortest Cooking Show”. The subject of the cooking show is, of course, fish and the various ways it can be made or incorporated into a meal. Aside from this, the show also explains how to properly prepare certain fish varieties for optimal taste. The host has a lot of varieties to choose from for his cooking shows, being that it is hosted in Amsterdam on the coast of the North Sea.
About Host, Bart von Olphen
The Dutch host, Bart von Olphen is a professional chef who currently has three cookbooks published and available for purchase on his website. The three cookbooks, Het Nederlands Viskookboek (The Netherlands Cookbook) , Fish Tales, and Het Fishes Kookboek (The Fish Cookbook) all have a focus on marine cuisine with fish as the main subject. Most of his books have also won both national and international awards for its creativity, taste, and sustainability. This has proven that the quick recipes that von Olphen shoots out on Instagram aren’t just for gaffs, they have been proven to be amazing. They have also been proven, through evidence of this very article, to bring attention to the changing face of social media over the past few years.
Brands on Instagram and Vine
For a while, brands and companies have used photos as a medium to show the creative ways their products can be shown in real-life settings. From clothing companies showing models in their products to beverage companies posting themed photos before a holiday or in honour of a trending topic, companies have proven that a photo can tell a 1,000 words. The ability to share posts on other mediums, like Facebook or Twitter, has allowed this creativity to be passed on. When Instagram officially introduced ads, or “Sponsored” posts in March, this creativity went into overdrive.
Becoming a Creative Videographer
So how can you get in on this creative revolution of social media? First, pick a medium. Aside from Instagram, Vine has been considered the app of choice for individuals looking to unleash creativity on the clock. The majority of popular videos on Vine are comedy, and many can argue that Vine was possibility created for video creativity alone. Regardless of if you are doing satire or how-to videos, choose what you are truly interested in and stick it to build a following.
If you are looking to become a creative videographer on apps like Instagram or Vine, let us know in the comments below. We’d love to hear what you have underway. We also hope that the venture of Bart’s Fish Tales and other creative individuals on Instagram or Vine can inspire others who may not have thought about creative 15-second videography to give it some thought. The time constraints not only bring out the creativity in the videographer, but it grabs the attention of the audience who know that their 15-seconds will be well spent learning something new or having a laugh or two.
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