There's no way to add a separate audio track in Vine or Instagram. When combining multiple shots, the ambient noise can add to the ambience of the video (ocean waves, birds, cars) or it can just come off as choppy, loud and distracting. Bibbo recommends covering the smartphone's microphone for some quiet:
"If you're out and about and you don't want it to sound disjointed, hold your finger over it or put a piece of paper over the mic," he says.
Get good lighting
Stay in an area with stable light, says Ancil. Don't move quickly from a dimly lit room to the bright outdoors -- the phone won't have time to autocorrect for the lighting. Avoid back-lighting your subjects, unless you're going for the silhouette look.
Play with the medium
People are still finding new ways to use these new video tools. Personal videos of breaking news and stop motion videos have been early breakout stars of social media, but there will be a flood of groundbreaking content on Vine and Instagram in the coming year.
For example, some people have started making micro-how-to Instagram videos, packing into 15 seconds what might have been stretched out to 3 minutes on YouTube.
Now that both types of videos are embeddable, the potential for innovative storytelling is even greater.