“Cinemagraphs are still photographs in which a minor and repeated movement occurs, forming a video clip. They are published as an animated GIF or in other video formats, and can give the illusion that the viewer is watching an animation.
Cinemagraphs are made by taking a series of photographs or a video recording, and, using image editing software, compositing the photographs or the video frames into a seamless loop of sequential frames. This is done such that motion in part of the subject between exposures (for example, a person’s dangling leg) is perceived as a repeating or continued motion, in contrast with the stillness of the rest of the image.” ~ Wikipedia
The most notable cinemagraph that comes to mind for me would be the 2013 20th Century Fox film, “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty“. In the following clip, you can see at the 1 minute mark a scene where Walter (played by Ben Stiller) makes a connection with Sean O’Connell (played by Sean Penn) through a photograph…that appears to come alive.
Since then, I’ve seen a few other interesting examples of artists who have created cinemagraphs…and needlesstosay, I’ve been intrigued. So as part of today’s challenge, I went in search of tutorials on how to create a cinemagraph. To my delight, I was able to find a couple different videos but this one seemed to be the best I found.
For me, cinemagraphs are wicked cool so I’m looking forward to creating a couple to see what kind of results I get. Wish I could have had time today to make one as part of the challenge. *snaps fingers* Anyway, enjoy!