Cinemagraphs, Animated GIFs, and the Rise of the Moving Still Image
A recent post on MetaFilter got me browsing through a lot of animated .gifs, and introduced me to the newer format known as cinemagraphs. I’ve been seeing them around for a while, but just never knew they had their own cateogry/name.
Interestingly enough, I’m starting to see animated .gifs in use more on non-tumblr sites. Like in this NYT article, or on this recap of the Minnesota State Fair. And also on an article in The Atlantic, which I mentioned about a week ago.
If you’ve got some time, I highly suggest looking through this Cinemagraphs Subreddit. I lost a lot of time going through and check out various users’ attempts – and found a lot of them pretty compelling.