Anujeet MajumdarJul 18, 2013 12:15:44 IST
Instagram video is seeing a lot of alternative use nowadays. After releasing the first Instagram movie trailer of the Steve Jobs biopic “Jobs”, starring Ashton Kutcher, some madcap reportedly tried to use Instagram video to painstakingly upload hundreds of 15-seconds clips of the cult classic 1970’s flick Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, so that users could watch the movie in its entirety.
Not only was the nerd uploading the entire movie, but Gizmodo reported that the upload was done in reverse chronological order as well. This would ensure that when users loaded the page, they could have properly watched the movie without having to scroll down a very very long page. And the labour of love didn't stop there, because the uploader had framed each individual shot to fit within Instagram's square format.
A fan was uploading hundreds of 15-second clips of Star Wars movie on Instagram video
The uploader was at this mammoth task since July 1, and the upload had reached the Jawa ambush. The person was also vocal about the effort on Twitter, where tweets show that the task was achieved by uploading 15-second videos from his smartphone every night after putting his kids to sleep. However, news has now come in that Instagram has pulled the page, probably due to copyright issues. While this is not surprising, it is sad that the platform did not let the uploader at least finish the massive task.
Prob wishful thinking that corps will consider it more fan mashup than piracy, nonetheless hope to finish tonight. Over under on take down?
— IG/starwarsmovie (@starwarstagram) July 18, 2013
The 15-second Instagram video option seems to be quite a hit among users. While YouTube has always been a platform that most users turn to when they want to upload their content, even larger-sized videos, like movies, can be uploaded onto the Instagram platform in a string of 15-second videos. And from the responses that the Star Wars upload has garnered, it looks like there are a lot of takers for the short-short video platform as well. The cool thing about Instagram video is the number of filters you can add to the video being uploaded, which can make for highly customisable content.
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