The unique part of photography is that it captures a split second of time, and that all motion is implied and not necessarily expressed. So by exploring other methods of visual art by using cinemagraphs and GIFs*, it is an extension of that slice of time. Not necessarily a film, though it still has a story to tell. I guess you could call it at spliiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit second in time…?
I have always enjoyed time lapse images, so creating a short GIF was fun. I also like light trails and long shutter speeds, so I wanted to try to combine the two in an engaging loop. I feel my first endeavor to create this animation was pretty darn good. I wonder where all these people are going and why they are rushing around. I also get the sensation of spacecraft jumping to light speed, the geek in me surfacing.
I also wanted to experiment with the new-age GIF, the cinemagraph. This is going to be a fun new direction for me in expressing myself through unique perspectives, but with an added twist. I learned a lot from this experiment, and already have quite a few new ideas on what subjects to try next!
So if this post isn’t pushing your processor to it’s limit, then you have a pretty nifty computer! My computer is about to keel over, so donations are welcome…
*Note: To me it it will always be GIF with a GUH, not GIF like JIFF… You can pry that hard GEE from my cold dead hands.