For my final project, I had been considering including a video work as well as some still photographs. I have recently started taking photographs again after a few years of being focus purely on video, which is why I was wanting include both in my project. After discussing this with Matt, we thought that it could be interesting to combine both video and photography to create a cinemagraph.
“A cinemagraph is actually a still photograph created to contain a small moving element while the rest of the image remains perfectly frozen… Most cinemagraphs present a loop movement of that chosen element, tree branches moving with the wind, steam coming off the street vent or eyes blinking.” (Vera Mevorah).
Here’s an article about cinemagraphs: http://www.widewalls.ch/cinemagraph/
I thought that this could be an interesting technique to incorporate in to my final project. Whether it would be entirely made up of cinemagraphs, or only a few throughout my film, I’m not sure. Some ideas of cinemagraphs that I could create for my project are: tree’s blowing in the wind, water flowing down a river, cars driving through the city, clouds moving in the sky.
I found a tutorial on how to create a cinemagraph, so before going out and trying to create one for my project, I tried to recreate the one demonstrated in the tutorial.
Below is my attempt at recreating this cinemagraph