I’ve been playing around with Cinemagram, an elegant little app that lets you very easily create animated GIFs, or more specifically, cinemagraphs.
The app layout is similar to Instagram.
You film something for 2-3 seconds, then draw on the screen where the animation should happen.
It’s simple to use, but I still had some come out looking like a glitch in the Matrix. Camera one, camera two! Camera one, camera two!
I tried to get one of me head-banging. That one turned out a little too weird.
Techcrunch originally reported that the app is $1.99 but it’s free right now! I like the app because I didn’t have to register an account. Despite this there is still a social aspect to it, as you can follow people and there are options to share to Facebook and Twitter
When I think about it, Cinemagram and Instagram are to photos what autotune is to music. If it’s in the right hands wonderful things happen, but because it’s so easy to use there’s a lot of rubbish out there.
It’s iPhone only. You can download it here.