I’m currently teaching visual storytelling through the creation of Cinemagraphs — photographs with a whisp of narrative. Cinemagraphs are compelling images which feature a cinematic twist through the isolated animation of multiple frames. These animated images capture a moment in time or a living portrait of a person or place.
A Cinemagraph is an image that contains within itself a living moment that allows a glimpse of time to be experienced and preserved endlessly.
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.
And here’s Zuzi’s tutorial recommendation. Thank you!