Posts Tagged ‘gif’

Hitchcock Zoom and Slit Scan Photography Combined Make for a Psychedelic Effect

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French photographer MicaĆ«l Reynaud first made it onto the blog in in May of 2012 when he created a trippy-but-cool example of what the dolly zoom (also known as the Hitchcock zoom) looked like when stretched to its extremes. Read more…

‘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…

These Striking Before and After GIFs Show the Impact of Many Years of Aging

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Aging isn’t a topic our youth-obsessed culture takes to very well. Using everything from makeup to digital manipulation in Photoshop, many try to hold the signs of aging at bay for as long as possible.

But photographer Jan Langer decided to take aging head on in a video turned GIF series that shows just how much of an impact time has on our appearance. Fair warning, if you’re squeamish about aging, you might want pass on this one.
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Satellite Photograph Animated GIFs Show How Earth ‘Breathes’ in a Year

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Want to see how our planet “breathes”? Data visualization guru and cartographer John Nelson recently downloaded twelve cloud-free satellite photograph mosaics of Earth showing what our planet looks like in each month of the year. He then combined them into animated GIFs that show the steady pulse of seasons.
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Create Selfie GIFs in Seconds With The Face to GIF Web App

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There are many ways to create GIFs of all sorts of things. Some tutorials on making more complex GIFs (like this one) we’ve even shared with you. But what if you just want to create a quick selfie GIF? Something you could record on your computer’s webcam? Well, the new webapp “Face to GIF” has you covered. Read more…

The First Animated GIF to be Beamed Into Deep Space

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We humans have done quite a lot in the span of a thousand years. We’ve discovered new lands by sail boat, sent men to the moon, and successfully managed to ruin the economy-class flying experience as we know it. So now that it’s 2013 — the obvious move would be to beam an animated GIF to a distant solar system, right?
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This Conceptual Instant Camera Spits Out Flipbook Animations

Here’s an interesting concept! Jiho Jang, a student, has come up with Polaroid-like instant camera, dubbed GIFTY, that captures short clips and prints them out. According to Jang, it was put together as part of his college thesis.

Wait — printing out a video? What’s next? A GIF with sound? The concept involves first capturing a small clip (the camera prototype includes a timer). Thereafter, the camera will print each frame, at which point in time you can tear each frame apart to create the flip-book. By the looks of it, the concept includes a page holder of some sort, so you don’t easily lose frames. So there you have it, a GIF on-the-go. Sound not included. Read more…

How to Make Stereoscopic GIFs Using a 3D Camera and Photoshop

Over the course of your comings and goings on the internet, you’ve probably spotted at least a few of those mind-bending GIFs that loop perspectives rather than a snippet of time.

Well, it turns out that making them yourself isn’t that difficult, just as long as you have a 3D camera and some time at your disposal. And in the how-to video above, The Creators Project enlists the help of half the Mr. GIF team, Mark Portillo, to show you just how easy it is.
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Animated GIFs Created with Photographs of Large-Scale Street Art

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Animated GIFs are often created with a sequence of photographs, but UK-based artist INSA puts an interesting twist on the concept by mixing the concept with graffiti and time-lapsing. For his GIF-iti projects, he paints large-scale street art pieces on various walls and surfaces (e.g. the side of a truck) over a number of days. Once each version of the piece is complete, it’s saved as a photographed with a camera fixed in a certain location.

After the series of graffiti pieces is completed, the photographs are strung together into unique animated GIFs.
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Vimeo Picks Up Echograph, Video Loop War Heating Up

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In what many are seeing as a bid to take over some of Twitter app Vine‘s newly created video loop market, video company Vimeo has bought up the popular iOS app Echograph. Echograph, in case you’re not familiar with it, is an application that allows you to create animated GIFs, loops and cinemagraphs. Read more…