If you’re not usually a fan of animated gifs, the work of Jamie Beck and Kevin Burg may challenge your perceptions. More subtle and artistic gifs have been appearing across the web for a little while now, but Jamie and Kevin’s Cinemagraphs take things to a new level. They combine the techniques used to create animated gifs with beautiful photography and subtle movement. The results are described as “something more than a photo, and something less than a video”. If you fancy finding out what’s involved in creating your own Cinemagraphs, we’ve posted links to a few tutorials below.
You can find these and other examples on Jamie’s blog – From Me To You.
“Cinemagraphs capture a delicate part of life and capture the fleeting moments of time, the beat of a city or the breath of a human. It is alive and lives forever.” – Jamie Beck
- How to make a Cinemagraph with Gimp
- How to make a Cinemagraph with Photoshop and After Effects (Video)
- Cinemagraph: 28 Still Photos With Subtle Motion
- NYC Photographer Jamie Beck Discusses The Cinemagraph
- How To Make Your Own Cinemagraphs: A New Take on GIFs
- Cinemagraph Tutorial
- Cinemagraph/Subtle GIF Tutorial