Vine Mini Festival: #SingWhatYouSee
Direct your own musical for this week’s Vine Mini Festival.
Our theme is inspired by a guy known for his incessantly catchy jingles, Nicholas Megalis. Nicholas started the tag #SingWhatYouSee, and a musical Vine trend was born.
#SingWhatYouSee is exactly what it sounds like: look around for a subject, and sing a short ballad dedicated to what you see. Your subject can be anything –– from a banana to a peanut butter goatee.
The deadline for this festival is Wednesday, December 11 at 6pm EST — be sure to share your musical with the hashtag #SingWhatYouSee. We’ll feature some of your entries on Twitter, Vine and the Vine blog.
Find out about the origin of #SingWhatYouSee and what Nicholas is up to in our mini interview below.
Where did the original #SingWhatYouSee idea come from?
#SingWhatYouSee came out of a nervous, constant urge to sing about everything around me. I’ve literally been kicked out of fancy dinners for singing about chicken. Thankfully vine came along and I was able to channel psychosis into art.
What makes a really good #SingWhatYouSee video?
I think overthinking something could ruin it. You gotta sing what you see from the heart! Believe! I know it sounds silly but put your soul into that spontaneous song about your grandfather’s mustache.
Who on Vine is making you laugh right now?
There are some tragically under-followed geniuses on vine. I think Woodsie is consistently brilliant. Ima Pube is fearless. Stacey Nightmare is an alien. Nick Gallo is clinically insane. I tend to relate to total freaks. Check these guys out if you want your brain to melt.
What would you tell someone who wants to up their Vine game?
There is no advice. There are no rules. Vine is a living, breathing thing. We are writing the story as we speak. Do what makes you happy and do not listen to anyone because nobody can do YOU better than YOU. Be your damn self. Always.
How do your ideas come to you? How many of them actually get posted?
I have an iPhone full of stupid ideas that may or may not turn into stupid videos. I don’t like to plan things out too much, it’s not fun. I usually get an idea and immediately film it. If no one is there to shoot for me, I knock on my friend’s door and force him to. I baked my 60 year-old neighbor a pie once so she would film my vine. I kid you not. It took 3 hours.
What are you up to right now? What’s to come in the next few months?
I am writing a film about a man who constantly smiles. He can’t not smile, it’s a disease.
Posted by Jeremy Cabalona (@jeremycabo)