For this assignment, you will produce a cinemagraph, which are still photographs where minor and looped movement occurs. Cinemagraphs are usually published in the GIF format, becuase it is an image format that can store a looped animation while displayed on the web like an image (meaning it requires no plug in to play, nor does it have playback controls like a video would). It creates an interesting inbetween effect where the image is not quite a photo and not quite a video.
We will be using this tutorial in class, however there are others out there.
Out of class, take a short video of yourself or something moving. Have the video file ready for class on Wednesday April 10th. Due end of the day Wednesday, email to me the final gif file...(flickr doesnt seem to support them)
Do not do anything too complicated with the movement, try to make it so one aspect of the image can be isolated without anything else interfering. Try a couple different scenarios. You MUST MUST MUST have a stable camera set up with a tripod or something.
Then we will take the video and create the cinemagraph in photoshop. You will be working on the cinagraph itself on Wednesday in class April 10th.
Examples are easy to find...