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Old December 21st, 2013, 11:15 AM   #1
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Offering/Making GIFs/Cinemagraphs?

I've let the idea tumble around in my head before, but I wonder how hard it would be to make a GIF/Cinemagraph either from footage stills, or, MORE likely, planning for one moment to shoot with stills in order to make the cinemagraph.

I had thought IF you could use this as your preview still on your videos, that would be dynamite.

Something like this person's work (JLBweddings)

http://i.imgur.com/MC8dOZu.gif

anyone have any experience with this?
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Old December 21st, 2013, 12:33 PM   #2
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Re: Offering/Making GIFs/Cinemagraphs?

Isn't that just a subtle animated gif? I don't see how you could use it other than on a website.
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Old December 21st, 2013, 12:49 PM   #3
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Re: Offering/Making GIFs/Cinemagraphs?

Yes it is.

I was thinking of it's uses not in the actual video (except maybe the DVD menu) but rather the website. Especially if there was a way to make it the video preview pane.

Or simply promotional, like making a movie poster the B&G can put on Facebook.
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Old December 21st, 2013, 04:01 PM   #4
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Re: Offering/Making GIFs/Cinemagraphs?

It's pretty basic. You use sequential shots (e.g. frame grabs from your video) to make an animated .gif, and use that as a poster in your web video player. I'd suggest using Paint.net with the .agif plugin to create the .gif, and video.js as the player - all free and as good as commercial products. I do think the effect is cheesy and thus might not convey the image you want.
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Old December 24th, 2013, 12:16 AM   #5
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Re: Offering/Making GIFs/Cinemagraphs?

Please don't. We'll be a laughing stock. Just delete this thread please!!
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