"Flixel was created as a result of seeing the incredible work of Kevin Burg & Jamie Beck (via their cinemagraphs.com site). After seeing this mesmerizing new artform, we set out to create a tool and a platform to bring it to a wider audience - the 'Polaroid' of cinemagraphs, if you will.
We owe Flixel's existence to the pioneering efforts of Kevin Burg & Jamie Beck, but we've also found a lot of other professional-level cinemagraph artists out there."
(Flixel Photos Inc., 2012)
"Microsoft Research Cliplets is an interactive app that gives users the power to create 'Cliplets' -- a type of imagery that sits between stills and video, including imagery such as video textures and 'cinemagraphs'. The app provides a simple, yet expressive way to mix static and dynamic elements from a video clip."
(Microsoft Corporation, 2012)
"A little over a year ago, Kevin Burg and Jamie Beck mashed up fine-art photography with animated GIFs, and the 'cinemagraph' was born. Since then, a cottage app-industry has sprung up around this ingenious digital art form, offering everyday folks easy tools for creating artsy animated GIFs of their own. Now a new iPad-only app called Echograph is targeting professional and 'prosumer' imagemakers who want to get into the cinemagraph-making game.
If apps like Flixel are trying to be the Instagram of animated GIFs, Echograph is more like Photoshop Elements. It's pitched as a creative tool, not a social network or a digital-hipster fad. That's why it's designed for the iPad, which can display higher-resolution imagery and offer users enough screen space to subtly finesse the details of their animated compositions. 'We saw an opportunity to harness Echograph as a more professional medium that takes full advantage of DSLR and higher resolution videography,' Echograph CEO Nick Alt tells Co.Design."
(John Pavlus, Co.Design)
"Brooklyn-based trio The Saline Project are best known for creating music videos for the likes of Eminem, 50cent, and The Cure. Now a new art project sees them looking to evolve the gif format to something they're calling 3D lenticular…"
(Gavin Lucas, 25 July 2012)
"A small test getting a drawing animated. I made one main drawing, and on the following page redrew some elements so I could scan both into Photoshop and cobble together a looping animation. I staggered the elements out over more frames for a little more variation than a simple 2 frame flip."
(Yi-Piao Yeoh, 27 January 2012, Eraser Dust Everywhere)