Created with cinemagr.am
Notice my wife blinking in the photo above? Pretty Harry Potter-esque, huh? It only took about 5 minutes to create, and you can do it easily – and for free – by getting the Cinemagram iPhone app.
These images where just a certain part of the frame are animated are also called ‘Cinemgraphs’; I remember finding some amazing examples about a year ago, and looking into how they were created – but the work involved just seemed immense! But this great iPhone app has come along now and it really couldn’t be easier. You simply record a small movie (about 2-3 secs), and then you just use your finger to highlight the area that you want animated – everything else in the shots stays still. You can then save your creation, and share it on Facebook and Twitter too. I love it!
Here’s another one of mine, featuring my lovely dog:
Have you created your own cinemagraph? Let me know in the comments below, and feel free to include a link to your creation too!