Cinemagraphs

Cinemagraphs: Still photographs in which a minor and repeated movement occurs. Usually published in GIF format or video.

For a new project a client requested to see a few Cinemagraph examples from me. Having none, I spent the next day creating and playing with the format. This is the result.


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The general technique is to mix photography with video, shot back to back. However, because a 4K video still produces a 8 megapixel still image, I worked only with videos, shooting on my Panasonic GH4 and editing in After Effects and Photoshop.

Discovering this new format has been extremely enjoyable, and I can definitely see more Cinemagraphs in my future!