The moment between photo and video…

...the animated .gif.

(Read about it at FastCompany)

There's something beautiful about this; more refined than video, in kind of an emotional way. I think it's that the isolation of the movement is compelling; kind of tells a story. I rarely want to crawl inside a video. This photo makes me want a nice glass of red. Or to dash out after dinner to catch a cab because I have someone important I need to see.

Coincidentally, I am currently producing training videos (nothing with any cinematographical significance...lots of screen shots and the sound of my own voice) and I am shopping for more art work for my loft (a frustrating experence to say the least, as it's been pointed out that I am rarely ever finally satisfied). So I guess that these beautiful images fall somewhere in between.

Also, the article that brought me to these photos (are they "photos" or something else?) showed the use of this technique to document the process for making strawberry beer. And the photos include pretty people. But strawberry beer is a crime against strawberries. And beer. Anyway.

Comments (2)
  1. tod hilton says:

    Very cool picture.  With regard to art work, we're in the same boat and are starting to hit the local art shows/walks.  For example, Greenlake has a monthly art walk with some really cool stuff.  I really like the idea of supporting our local artists while getting some cool, original art work in our home.  Better than the canned stuff from Target, Ikea or Cost Plus (although I do admit to liking some of it).

  2. HeatherLeigh says:

    I found an awesome artist on Etsy who did a piece for me for my loft wall (16 foot ceilings are a challenge!):

    I just cannot do the mass-produced stuff. I've flagged a ton of stuff online. But can't bring myself to pull the trigger.

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