Cinemagraphs: Gifs of the Future


A cinemagraph is a partially animated photograph in which a subtle movement or action occurs. They are created by taking a series of continuously shot photographs or a video and converting the frames into a GIF. The first instance of a cinemagraph appeared in 2011 from fashion photographer Jamie Beck & graphic designer Kevin Burg who introduced an early version that featured models during a fashion shoot. The name ‘Cinemagraph’ comes from the cinematic quality of the image that still holds the traditional principles of photography. Here are some eight cinemagraphs from some of your favorite films.

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See more at technoir.nl.

sid nancy

inglorious

Kill Bill 1

Moonrise Kingdom

 

the dark knight rises

The Matrix 1999

The Tree of Life 2011

33 Comments

  1. Binary Daoist

    June 5, 2013 at 1:45 am

    Gorlami

    • jerkaruso

      June 5, 2013 at 11:13 am

      Binary Daoist DiCoco

  2. Beer

    June 5, 2013 at 6:22 am

    I just watched two hours of this it was called after earth

  3. Gunner

    June 5, 2013 at 6:36 am

    I get it, it’s a slower moving gif.

  4. Pool Keepers Son

    June 5, 2013 at 8:49 am

    Moonrise kingdom was very entertaining

    • DeathProof

      June 5, 2013 at 11:26 am

      Pool Keepers Son It’s my favorite movie right now.

  5. DeathProof

    June 5, 2013 at 9:54 am

    What kind of bird are you?

    • Vickroy

      June 5, 2013 at 11:30 am

      I’m a raven.

    • Vickroy

      June 5, 2013 at 11:31 am

      Haha. I Only know the answer from your Vine. Haven’t seen the movie yet.

  6. Anthony From California

    June 5, 2013 at 11:03 am

    Take the carbon, leave the bible

  7. scotty mack

    June 5, 2013 at 11:24 am

    • Narc Zito

      June 5, 2013 at 11:26 am

      scotty mack That’s great, dude.  Love it.

    • Primomike

      June 5, 2013 at 11:37 am

      scotty mack cool man

  8. harlequincy

    June 5, 2013 at 11:26 am

    Gogo gets my vote…sick.

    • Vickroy

      June 5, 2013 at 11:30 am

      You call that begging?

      • harlequincy

        June 5, 2013 at 11:31 am

        Vickroy *covers hand over mouth and giggles*

  9. TrousersnakeandLarry

    June 5, 2013 at 11:27 am

    Damnit Shelby your voice is intoxicating.

  10. Primomike

    June 5, 2013 at 11:28 am

    my attempt: http://forcecarrier.tumblr.com/image/10998510155
    smoke doesn’t loop all that well

    • Vickroy

      June 5, 2013 at 11:30 am

      Looks pretty good. I did spot the loop but was looking for it.

    • Primomike

      June 5, 2013 at 11:33 am

      oh and I made this one for Dumb and Dumber: http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lhg96bQX431qhr0jjo1_500.gif

  11. Vickroy

    June 5, 2013 at 11:29 am

    Any reccomendations for cinemagraph Apps? I see several in the app store. Don’t mind paying a buck or two.

  12. Yuuuck

    June 5, 2013 at 11:29 am

    I like it.

  13. Primomike

    June 5, 2013 at 11:30 am

    There’s an app available now called Stilly, but it makes a quick moving gif it’s kinda entertaining

  14. FanBoy1

    June 5, 2013 at 11:30 am

    Moonrise would be my Fav of these……..

    • zel

      June 5, 2013 at 12:12 pm

      FanBoy1 same here. The movie was strange but enjoyable.

  15. scotty mack

    June 5, 2013 at 11:33 am

    You can’t do this with an app. it’s done with video frames in photoshop with 1 static frame with a mask so you can see the isolated motion animated underneath. If that makes sense…

  16. shrekkalove

    June 5, 2013 at 11:36 am

    I like these.

  17. harlequincy

    June 5, 2013 at 11:38 am

    Pepper just doesn’t give a fruit.

  18. Kendall in Texas

    June 5, 2013 at 12:09 pm

    The Chinese (buffets) have had these for years.  They usually depict a waterfall or fishtank.

  19. cigarsNscotch

    June 5, 2013 at 12:19 pm

    Ron and Fez Cinegraph:
     http://s6.photobucket.com/user/cigarsandscotch/media/RnF_Cinegraph_zps384afd68.gif.html

  20. psumek

    June 5, 2013 at 12:51 pm

    the tree of life looks like any cam picture of a waterfall.  That could be live footage of some place near Mt Rainier.

  21. tlog24

    June 5, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    that’s some cool shit, Shelby is the man

  22. vinrock

    June 7, 2013 at 9:36 pm