Vine Stop-Motion Clips: A How-To for Travel Professionals


roll of film

Sometimes Vine videos seem like they’re only a split second long. But did you know that easy editing can make them stick in viewers’ minds for a long time after?

Some of the most popular videos on the Vine app are stop-motion creations that run on a loop so viewers can marvel at it over and over. Think it must be tough? Think again! Follow these simple steps to create your very own stop-motion masterpiece.

Step 1- Set up your Vine account:

Be sure you have a Vine account set up and active. If not, make a quick stop at this guide.

Step 2 – Stabilize for your Vine shoot:

Prepare to shoot, preferably using a tripod or stable surface to hold your phone in place (this will ensure each photo in the sequence is taken from the same spot, making for an identical background).

Step 3 – Activate the Ghost feature:

Use Vine’s built-in “Ghost” feature to ensure perfect placement of each shot in your presentation. Just click the ghost figure in the bottom menu!

Not activated:

Not activated screen shot


activated screen shot

Continue using the ghost feature for each part of your video to make for a smooth stop-motion!

Tour Operators: Use the ghost feature to create a mini time-lapse of the start/finish of one of your upcoming feature tours.

Destinations: Use a stop-motion Vine as an opportunity to point out cool features of your spot to future guests in a fun and engaging way.

Travel Agents:  Use a stop-motion clip of a suitcase and fill it up with must-haves for travel!


Here’s an example:

Over to you: what other ideas do you have for your first stop-motion clip?  Feel free to post your own Vines or your favorites here.

Written in cooperation with Ruby Murphy

Related Articles:

12 Video Marketing Essential Tips | Infographic

Enrich your Travel + Tourism Videos with these YouTube Tools


Social Marketing Strategies for Travel and Tourism

Connect with me online.  Follow me on Vine for more travel industry tips.

Join me socially:  FacebookTwitterLinkedIn, Google+, SlideShare and Pinterest.

When you ‘like’ my Facebook page you’ll have access to Free Resources just for travel pros!

By Catherine Heeg

Tap into the power of social media now, with our FREE tools

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.