Posts Tagged ‘animation’

‘Time In Motion’ GIF Series Creatively Plays with the Passage of Time

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If you’ve followed PetaPixel for a while, or even if you just keep up with popular photo news, the image above probably looks familiar. Created by photographer Fong Qi Wei, it looks like it’s a part of his very successful series Time is a Dimension, which we featured back in August of last year.

But this isn’t part of that series, it’s actually one of 37 images combined into a single GIF. A GIF that is part of his creative followup to TIAD called Time in Motion. Read more…

Funny Video Puts a Slightly Creepy Spin on Asking Someone to ‘Take’ Your Picture

Dominic, the guy behind the popular web comic Domics, put together this humorous animation about asking a stranger to take your picture. We’re not sure why, but this really cracked us up, even as it sort of creeped us out at the same time.

Given the massive amount of gear news and other more serious posts that have made their way onto the site over the last couple of days, we thought this would provide some much-needed comic relief. So check out the video at the top and if you want to see more Domics comics and animations, head over to the comic’s website and/or Facebook page.

Creating Motion in Stills: How to Animate a Photo in Post (Part 2)

A couple of months ago, The Creators Project and post-processing guru Joe Fellows teamed up to show you how to turn stills into ’2.5D’ animated sequences. The tutorial was very popular on PetaPixel, but it left some with as many questions as answers, and so the duo are at it again, creating a part 2 that addresses the most common concerns. Read more…

Catch is a Creative Stop Motion Short that Was Captured Entirely on Google Glass

We’re not entirely sure if this is the first of its kind, but this surreal stop motion animation is definitely the first we’ve run into that was shot entirely on Google Glass. Yep folks, the future is here, and it’s reaching into the past for its animation techniques. Read more…

Light Goes On: An Unbelievable 700 Frame Stop Motion Light Painting Animation

If you’re not familiar with the light painting photography of Darren Pearson then you’re really missing out. Even if you’re not a big fan of light painting, his work truly is something to behold — whether it’s his photos or the short skateboarder animation we shared with you at the beginning of the year.

But that skateboarder animation’s got nothing on the video that Pearson released just a couple of days ago. Read more…

Incredible Timelapse-like Aging Animation Made from Family Portraits

The video above is equal parts mind-blowing and unsettling. Created by filmmaker Anthony Cerniello with help from a couple of animators and a photographer, it’s a timelapse-like animation that captures the process of aging in a way we’ve never seen before. Read more…

The Living Tin: Making Movies Using Only Collodion Tintype Photography

If you don’t really think about it, it’s easy to take video for granted. After all, you can pull out your cell phone and be recording video in a few seconds flat (even fewer if you have Pressy). But what if you were limited to older photographic techniques? No, we don’t mean film, we mean wet plate photography.

Capturing even a 12fps animation for only a few seconds would seem an enormous task, and yet, that’s exactly what director Kellam Clark and his 40-person crew — altogether The Living Tin — are doing. They’re shooting video made entirely of collodion tintypes. Read more…

Tadaa 3D: An Instagram-Style Photo App that Creates Neat 3D Illusions

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The Tadaa app for iOS is a neat camera and effects app that has managed to win itself some 3 million users since it first hit digital shelves. It’s done this by offering interesting effects and features that competitors like Instagram don’t — such as a Twitter-like re-share feature and the recently added ability to blur the background.

The newest feature out of the Tadaa camp, however, comes as its own stand-alone app rather than an in-app ability. Dubbed Tadaa 3D, it’ll allow you to “create breathtaking 3D illusions” using standard photos. Read more…

A Rapid-Fire Animated Tribute to Every Photoshop CS5 Filter

Photographers are intimately familiar with the myriad filters available to them through Photoshop. Nothing like the Instagram-style “filters” we’ve come to hear about more and more often, these have names like Grain, Diffuse, Ocean Ripple and Pinch.

And although Adobe has had to deal with some negative reactions to its business model as of late, Barcelona based audiovisual studio Device decided to pay tribute to the company’s filtering abilities by putting together this short animated tribute to all of Photoshop CS5′s filters. Read more…

Mesmerizing GIFs Created by Looping Moving Subjects in Static Settings

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Perhaps best described as mesmerizing, Turkish photographer and artist Erdal Inci has created an interesting set of animated loops in GIF form that has the web abuzz.

The effects, which are done by cloning sections of footage of a moving subject within a static setting, provide for hypnotic never-ending animations in rather banal locations.
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