A Cinemagraph is an image that contains within itself a living moment that allows a glimpse of time to be experienced and preserved endlessly.

Cinemagraph NYC

I’m enthralled with these images – caught somewhere between a photograph and a video. On their portfolio site, Cinemagraphs, Kevin Burg and Jamie Beck display their captivating and somewhat eerie moving images. They’re animated gifs. And they’re beautiful.

I have to try this. My students would love to make them, I know. Could this be the first “challenge” in our upcoming Digital Storytelling course?

You can see more images on Becks’s From Me to You  Tumblr.

Zuzi, one of my favorite fashion/photography bloggers from Prague, has made her own. Could someone please share the magic recipe? Thank you.

Update: Here are a few tutorials readers have sent this way from Smashing Buzz, An Aesthetic Discourse, and Tested!

And here’s Zuzi’s tutorial recommendation. Thank you!advice for cinemagraph