Wednesday, January 10, 2018


Cinemagraphs are still photographs in which a minor and repeated movement occurs, forming a video clip.  It looks like a mostly a still picture with a moving part somewhere in the space.

First Record a video about 15 seconds long. Use a tripod and focus on your subject. Make sure the camera doesn’t move at all, completely still. Import it into Photoshop by going to File > Import > Video Frames to Layers and selecting the file. Then In the Timeline, select the best area of your video and mask the moving object so it is the only thing moving. Blade it in the middle and move the end to the beginning. Create a loop and put a transition in the middle so your cinemagraph is seamless. Export it as a gif.

For my next cinemagraph I am going to be inside, in my bathroom or kitchen. I am going to have hands in a sink with water coming from the faucet. The water will be the only thing moving. It is going to be running through the set of hands. These will both be filmed tonight outside of school. I am going to see if one of my parents will be the hand models so I can operate the camera.

For my third Cinemagraph I am going to be inside my room. There will be a hand putting the needle on a record player and just having the record spinning. I am going to keep my phone still and record that for the first video. I will most likely use a box as a tripod since I don't have one for an iPhone. I am going to alter the colors of the Cinemagraph too to make it look best. This one will be my most out of the box one.

My third cinemagraph was pretty creative but it wasn't my best. There was a moment of skipping that I could've fixed to make it more fluid and looped. The point of creating cinemagraphs is to learn about production and design. Cinemagraphs can do many things that photographs can't. Cinemagraphs give you a glimpse of a deeper part of the picture, because part is moving. It is easier to interpret it accurately rather than leaving all the guessing up to us like pictures do. They also grab our attention much quicker than pictures because the moving part pops out. I agree with my results, it was rather accurate for the work I did.

ALD 4.1: Evaluate diverse processes of forming and conveying a targeted message.
ALD 4.2: Compare and contrast how various audiences perceive digital media to anticipate desired reactions and responses.

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