Cinemagram is a self-proclaimed ‘fun and beautiful way to animate your photos’ and is an app for bringing your pictures alive for FREE on the iTunes App store. It is the next step in media creation technology on a social media sharing platform, combining moving and static media. WOWIE! We recently discovered it during a usual social media browse, whilst collecting inspiration to bring you the latest and fun stuff on our blog. So read on to find out more…
To begin with all you have to do is sign up for free; this can be done via connecting to your Facebook, Twitter or simple email account and inputting a few basic details. Much like Instagram you get a feed of popular cinemagrams from people all over the world sharing their posts with tags and all- it’s an easily useable format. A beautiful hybrid between photo and video, this app-we think- is great for capturing those all-important memories you wish to cherish- like an animated photo album! When you are asked to ‘get started’, you record a short clip via a video format. You are then asked to select the area you wish to animate by colouring in the screen- speeds of animation can be altered for that extra cool effect at this point. Last but not least comes the colour and overlay options to spruce up your clip, along with auto levels- there’s only a dozen or so effects like Instagram, but a lot fewer than Vintique as we know. It then saves it in a .gif file format and you are given the option to share it on various social media platforms or just keep it in your own Cinemagram library under ‘creations.’
It’s pretty nifty and that bit more fun at creating your own media, so we recommend it with massive enthusiasm! It’s great on several mobile devices, so get going now! Why not create one to capture a series of moments at a special occasion/event, use it for a class project for interactivity marks or your library could even be great as a gift idea, containing a sentimental collection of moments over time. The possibilities are literally endless.
Click here for more details and ‘here’s one we did earlier.’ How cool is that?