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.
I think it speaks for itself, right? This is one of Isaac Hicks’ beautiful magic glorious GIFs for Deathbomb Arc Digital Singles Club.
These GIFs were originally made for Sheroes, a limited run art party in Toronto that hosted performances and screenings responding to a lauded woman. The number of amazing GIFs made for the Dolly Parton themed party is truly astounding, but these by Anthony Antonellis really stand out. That’s partly just because they’re so weird and creepy, but also the motion of these heads really activates the image. They move like bobble heads and have the same effect—except I guess that most bobbles won’t cast a reflection in a car wind shield near as nice as the water pictured here.