The excellent Articulate elearning community was set a challenge #95 to create a video background for an elearning course. I looked at the awesome examples done by the community and was inspired to have a go myself.
One of the videos entered was a cinemagraph. (A short GIF type video that repeats. But you can set only part of the whole image to move and freeze the rest) This is what I wanted to create
I wanted to do something original and I am currently creating a course for a local business forum and decided to incorporate the cinemagraph of a local market scene. The shoot went perfectly coming back with a few decent choices. I used a Canon digital camera that can shoot movies and a tripod (which I heartily recommend). I wouldn’t set any auto-focus either you lose the first few seconds whilst the camera zoom settles down.
This was the fun bit, selecting which portion of the image to freeze and which to move and repeat. I recommend having a bout 7-10 seconds as you want the viewer to find what NOT moving and what is and then take in the effect.
Here’s my attempt