Cinemagraphs…

Woohoo Cinemagraphs!

Now I’ll happily concede that they are not everybody’s cup of char but I love them and the whole process of making them.

So, what is a cinemagraph?

A cinemagraph is a living picture that includes movement, often only a very subtle movement that is isolated and then looped seamlessly in video to show a never ending moment in time…magical stuff, eh?

Well, when it works it is…I’m a bit of a luddite when it comes to web sites so it could take a wee while to load…

This cinemagraph of the Well Pool and Weir in the Bishops Palace Gardens of Wells Cathedral in Somerset was made using a combination Flixel Cinemagraph Pro for iOS and the Prisma app on an iPad. It was shot on a tripod with my trusty Lumix GX8 with as little fuss as is my way over the in camera video settings.

The still I selected from the short video clip was first edited in the Prisma App to give it a more painterly look and then it was imported back in to Cinemagraph Pro to reveal and finally render the magical layer of movement to the image…simples.

What are the rules for making cinemagraphs? Well, that’s the best bit; there aren’t any in my book 😉