Story Behind Those Stunning Cinematic Gifs – My Modern Metropolis – StumbleUpon
Take the time to check out these really cool photo combined with video. Just a tiny piece is moving – very fun!
I found a tutorial on how to do this! I so want to try it.
An Aesthetic Discourse. -Christopher
Christopher talks about how he attempted to do it-
“So what I did was to pull the video into Photoshop, choose the section of video I wanted, saved the video, and then imported video frames as layers.
Note: If you need to open up Photoshop in 32-bit mode on a mac, just right click the program, click “Get info” and then check the “open in 32-bit mode” option. You will now be able to import video frames as layers.
Once I had the layers in I cropped the photo and masked out the area I wanted to present in the photo as moving. In this case, I had an easy job doing so because the background (and foreground) wasn’t altered around the men talking. This is the longest part of the process.
One thing I was not able to figure out was how to make the last frame and the first frame flawlessly flow together. To remedy this I just reversed the frames. This will not always work, though.
At the end I selected “New Layers Visible in All Frames” under the animation menu and made new adjustment layers to edit levels and curves and such. This way I was able to edit every layer below at the same time.
Here is my finished GIF:
Here are some tips that I have learned in attempting my own cinemagraph:
- When beginning, choose a subject that is not being interfered with much, if at all.
- Choose a background that is not changing (for instance, a brick wall or building. Trees are constantly moving and will provide much of a challenge your first time through.
- Do not use photos, the best option is video.