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Instagram gets in on the scripted series game with Shield 5

02.01.2016

Can't say I saw this coming; Instagram unveiled their first exclusive scripted series today which will either prove to be the first of a new generation of micro-television or a cautionary tale of what happens when a photo-sharing app decides to become Netflix. Instagram's new series, which goes by Shield 5, will run throughout the month of February with one 15-second "episode" debuting each day accompanied by a photograph that will also be an intrinsic part of the story.

You can check out the first episode of Shield 5 below.

Shield 5 stars Christian Cooke (Magic City) as John Swift, a security driver who is "arrested for his involvement in a diamond heist and subsequent death of a colleague. Determined to prove his innocence, he finds himself on the run from both the police and those he believes have framed him. Embroiled in a perilous game of cat and mouse, he tries to evade capture long enough to uncover the truth." It will be interesting to see how Shield 5 will be received and, perhaps more importantly, if it will inspire more of what Instagram calls "social cinema."

Do you see a future for social cinema?

Source: Deadline

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10:00AM on 02/02/2016
Stupid idea.
Stupid idea.
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11:51PM on 02/01/2016

This reminds me . . .

. . . of "Coffee Cup Theatre" on Letterman's original daytime show in about 1980. He showed an old BW movie from the 40s, 30 seconds at a time everyday for months until is was finished.
. . . of "Coffee Cup Theatre" on Letterman's original daytime show in about 1980. He showed an old BW movie from the 40s, 30 seconds at a time everyday for months until is was finished.
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11:08PM on 02/01/2016
I feel so old right now.
I feel so old right now.
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9:33PM on 02/01/2016

Not everybody gets to be Netflix

Not to sound like an old man yelling from his front porch, but at this point I'm expecting Jeep to announce a new scripted series streaming exclusively on the screen in the front console of my car.
Not to sound like an old man yelling from his front porch, but at this point I'm expecting Jeep to announce a new scripted series streaming exclusively on the screen in the front console of my car.
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