Something that has captured my imagination this week was this video seen on Mashable, the question i’ve been asking myself have Gif’s evolved, or even matured into a new form of Art called Cinemagraphs? Well today Ben over at RSK and I had a rather lengthy discussion on whether this was a “new” Art Form so we decided to create our own. We packed up our boards to go for a surf and hit the South Devon coast, an iconic location to test the water and here is the result.
GIFs are one of the oldest image formats used on the web. Throughout
their history, they have served a huge variety of purposes, from
functional to entertainment.
With Technology more accessible (everyone has an SLR, right?) and with more people able to go out and snap photos, it leaves grounds for different forms of self-expression and that’s what i feel Cinemagraphs (Gifs) have become. This new more mature form of animated imagery.
In my exploration i’ve already picked up a few tips if you want to try your own;
Personally i love it, they capture the essence of the moment; the minor bit of movement brings to life, the feelings, the emotions and the story, behind the second that photo was taken. I expect i’ll be making more of these. The groundwork has already been laid for Nicky (over at coco-nom-de-plume blog) and myself to attempt some more, so stay tuned!!
In the meantime what do you think, are Cinemagraphs a “NEW” Art Form? Have you made any yourself? We’d love to see and share them, if you have feel free to post them below in the comments!! Photo posting is enabled!!