Online Identity Ideas

In the last few months, during my time here in Australia studying at Deakin University, I feel I have learnt so much and improve my skills in photoshop and photography in general. I have learnt more here in a couple of months than in a whole year studying at my home University.

So for my next assignment I want to keep learning doing something that I would have never thought I could do. When my photography teacher showed us in lecture GIFS and Cinemagraphs, I decided I wanted to learn how to make one.

Animated GIF:

An animated GIF file comprises a number of frames that are displayed in succession.
By default, however, an animation displays the sequence of frames only once, stopping when the last frame is displayed.

Cinemagraphs:

Animated GIFs perhaps come the closest to capturing the true essence of a moment—what photographic technology has often struggled to achieve since the first recorded image. NYC-based innovators Jamie Beck and Kevin Burg have created a whole new style of art for digital ads in the field of fashion photography; they call them “cinemagraphs” : an image that contains within itself a living moment that allows a glimpse of time to be experienced and preserved endlessly.

Here’s few examples:

http://cinemagraphs.com

http://snapzlife.com/55-amazing-animated-gifs-for-inspiration

The beauty of their vision lies in its simplicity. Movements are so subtle (a model’s hair blows in the wind, the gentle jostle of the subway, the flash of a passing car) as to not always be apparent at first glance, but closer scrutiny rewards you with these isolate moments of delight.
“There’s something magical about a still photograph,” Jamie explains, calling them “a captured moment in time—that can simultaneously exist outside the fraction of a second the shutter captures.

This techniques is usually used in movies (romantic or action scenes); here’s an example:

Here are also an example of Tutorial on how to make a cinemagraph:

This last film scene is quite inspiring as I love the technique is been used at the end. I could do something similar for my cinemgraphs having the couple still kissing and the camera around moving.

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