Wednesday, January 10, 2018


For our first project we have to create 3 cinemagraphs. A cinemagraph is a still photo where a small part of it has a small repeated movement. The first step to creating a cinemagraph is to record a video with movement in it. The second step is to import your video to final cut pro and then you can select where you want your video to start and end. The third step is to duplicate, mask and loop your video. The fourth and final step is to turn your video GIF and save it. In my first attempt with creating a cinemagraph we actually created it with the whole class so it wasn't as complicated as I thought it was going to be. For my second cinemagraph I plan to accomplish a more complicated video. My setting will be at the beach and I will have my sister running in and out of the, my frozen action will be her running and I will have only the water moving in the background. 

My second cinemagraph actually turned out pretty good. It was everything I expected, I had my sisters frozen action with the water moving in the background. For my third video I plan to have a better loop where you cant see where it is. The setting for my last video will be at the beach again. I will actually take a video I already had on my phone and I will create a cinemagraph out of it. The frozen movement will be the two people swimming and the water will be moving around them. For my last cinemagraph I want to create something more complicated than the last one. 

My last cinemagraph didn't turn out as good as I wanted it to be. I couldn't get only the people to be frozen, a big chunk of it ended up being frozen, but other than that it turned out alright. The purpose of creating a cinemagraph is to have a different perspective on a picture. Cinemagraphs put a different view on photos, especially action photos. I'm glad people enjoyed my cinemagraphs and gave feed back on  how I could improve. I also agree with which cinemagraph everyone chose because I think that is the best one I did. 

ALD 4.1: Evaluate diverse processes of forming and conveying a targeted message. 
ALD 4.2: compare and contrast how various audiences perceive digital media to anticipate desired reactions and responses. 

1 comment:

  1. Hi Shanayah, I saw your cinemagraphs and read your blog, and I'm really impressed with your cinemagraphs. My favorite was definitely your second one. The only thing I'd suggest for improvement is to simply expand a little on your paragraphs. Maybe go into more detail about the story and process of taking the video for your other two cinemagraphs, and delete the requirements for your third paragraph. But way to take a risk on your ocean cinemagraph, it couldn't have been easy to make them work.