As you can see, Rose really enjoyed the wonderful weather we had this weekend! A few hours later she (and me) looked more like a tomato… we didn't quite feel the power of the sun because there was a light breeze. The same breeze that is playing with her feather earrings :o)
I'm by far not a master of the cinemagraph, unlike Jamie Beck and Kevin Burg, but I really enjoy making these more sophisticated versions of the animated gif. It requires a few simple Photoshop skills, but you can also use an app like Echograph or Flixel (iphone) or Cinemagraph (nokia lumia).
If you want to make a cinemagraph using Photoshop, I have a few tips:
► use a tripod to shoot the video (I didn't and it made positioning the motion images more difficult and less precise)
► you'll need less video and layers than you'd think
► think before you start filming: think about details: like the exact part you want to animate, the shadows, elements behind the moving part (like the necklace in my case) and light reflections
► the motion can be more subtile than you'd think
► open a cinemagraph by Jamie & Kevin or a gif by rrrrrrrroll in Photoshop and learn from watching the layers and their content
► this is a great cinemagraph tutorial, or this one in video
► and of course: have fun!
14 thoughts on “A sunny Cinemagraph”
c'est juste superbe :-)
Merci Ilaria :o)
Looks fun!!! This is something I've seen sometime ago but just forgot. Thank you reminding and for sharing!…have to give it a try!
Very curious to see what you'll come up with! It's really fun to make :o)
Ah, LOVE cinemagraphs! They always look so dreamy and romantic. Thanks for the tips.
So glad spring is here at last! :D
Me too, I'm so happy to have more sunlight again! Very important for cinemagraphs too ;o)
Wauw! Wat prachtig! Zit er vol verbazing naar te kijken :)
Dankje Stephanie! Gewoon 'n keer proberen, echt leuk om te maken!
Super! Wou dat ik dat kon maken! :)
Dankje Dee! Het is niet zo moelijk hoor, stukje video, beetje bijpoetsen, 'n beetje tijd en klaar :o)
Really nice – I like the one on your about page, too! I've also wanted to learn how to do them since I found out about cinemagraphs. But oh, there are so many things I want to learn…
Thanks Lena! The good news is that you can also use an app to make them :o) Very easy and less time consuming!
You are so good at these and thank you for sharing. My tripod has disappeared and need to get another one..
Awww thanks Tina! I don't officially own a tripod either (always borrow my husband's), but you definitely need one for this kind of stuff…