Jamie Beck and Kevin Burg’s Cinemagraphs

If you’re not usually a fan of animated gifs, the work of 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 – .

“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

Further Reading:

  1. How to make a Cinemagraph with Gimp
  2. How to make a Cinemagraph with Photoshop and After Effects (Video)
  3. Cinemagraph: 28 Still Photos With Subtle Motion
  4. NYC Photographer Jamie Beck Discusses The Cinemagraph
  5. How To Make Your Own Cinemagraphs: A New Take on GIFs
  6. Cinemagraph Tutorial
  7. Cinemagraph/Subtle GIF Tutorial