Custom Cinemagraph

Custom Cinemagraph – you shoot your own video.  Now that you have worked with stock video from another source it’s time to shoot your own video.

Secrets for success:
1. use a tripod to keep the camera still
2. think about how the motion will look when it is LOOPED.  A ball that never stops bouncing.  Eyes endlessly blinking.
3. plan ahead for the movement you want to preserve as well as the movement that you will freeze.  Example: people walking is reflected in a window.  Consider freezing the walkers so all you see is their moving reflection.
4. shoot MORE VIDEO than you will need.  You can always delete.

Shoot video for your own custom cinemagraph.  For inspiration, check out:
30 Creative Cinemagraphs
Amazing Cinemagraphs

Cinemagraph tutorial