We’re now accepting applications for our summer 2014 IMG MGMT series!
This hairy creature comes from Weird Internet, one of my favorite Tumblrs.
Thanks to the new “Motion Photography” prize– or, what happens when Saatchi Gallery teams up with Google Plus– Paddy Johnson spent some time today looking through user-submitted GIFs. This submission, “Jump“, by Cosimo Nesca, was a standout.
hair GIFs cinemagraphs took the web by storm in 2010. Now “motion photography” is creating new opportunities for makers. According to a press release from the folks at Saatchi Art, Saatchi Gallery and Google+ pimping their “Motion Photography Prize”, “motion photography”, or, “.GIFs”. is an exploding new field. This is news because Google + has added an “auto awesome” feature to their image uploader, which includes a GIFmaker.
Animal’s Marina Galperina has talked to Benson about the effect which is not, in fact, datamoshing.
“It uses per-pixel motion analysis (optical flow) with a little conditioning as a control signal for image distortion,” Benson tells her. “Similar to how mpeg/divx works, but not based on that tech. It’s a kind of video feedback effect.”
And if you really want to
melt your face off become one with the digital, make a GIF of yourself and then run that GIF through the gif melter. But be warned! It’s probably not good for those prone to seizures.