Want to make your posts on your favorite social sites stand out? Of course you do! Cinemagraphs do all the talking for you. They're not overly-busy videos, nor are they dull and boring flat photos. A great cross between a photo and a video.
They are the happy medium.
Today you're going to learn just how easy it is to create your very own cinemagraphs—at home—without having to fork out tons of cash for expensive monthly SaaS (Software as a Service) video editing products. The software showcased in this course is called FlickGraph.
Cinemagraphs made my way don't involve Photoshop; I have used Photoshop in the past to create wonderful cinemagraphs, but the time it takes to make them is simply mind-boggling.
But also just as mind-boggling is how you can easily create your own Cinemagraph masterpieces by using the very same inexpensive software I now use.
Learning how to create Cinemagraphs can earn you some decent pocket money at best. At worst—spend hours of fun creating Cinemagraphs for the sheer joy of it!
Video lectures have closed captioning (an aid to you due to my Lancashire, UK accent!)
OK, interested? I bet you are!
Let's get going ...
Before we dig deep into the course, this brief video is also a way for you to see who your instructor is and get used to my Lancashire (UK) accent! I've been in the USA since 1980, so there's probably a 'little bit of USA' mixed in there too! :-)
I mention that you will develop a keen eye for picking the right videos for making fantastic Cinemagraphs, and I'll go over the tools you'll need (software etc.) to accomplish that.
So, let's get going!
The video details four different video clips, two that are suitable for Cinemagraphs, and two that are not suitable. Also included are two short .GIF samples of Susan's ferns on a tree, and New Haven train station.
This video introduces you to the FlickGraph platform.
Learn How to Open and/or Import a Video File or Existing 'xxx.cnmgr' Project File into the FlickGraph Software
Two Examples of How 'Reverse' and 'Bouncing' Produces Pleasing Results in a Cinemagraph
Using the Opacity and Smoothness Tools - Use the Default Settings First, to Get Comfortable!
Using the Cropping Tool in FlickGraph - Just Grab on the Lower Right-Hand Corner, and Resize, then Hover over the Middle and Drag your Selection to Where You Want It.
If You Wish to Learn More about Camtasia 9 and Watermarks, Please See the .pdf. Thanks!
Brief Discussion on the Differences Between .MP4 and .GIF files. Which is Best Suited for Cinemagraphs?
What Do You Know About .GIFs and .MP4s?
See How Easy it is to Export Your Cinemagraph from FlickGraph as an .MP4 file
See How Easy it is to Export Your Cinemagraph from FlickGraph as a .GIF file
This is just a quick chat about the examples coming up!
Example 1 - Les Miserables from Start to Finish
Example 2 - Smoking Chimney Tops from Start to Finish
Example 3 - Barge on the River Seine from Start to Finish
Example 4 - Bird Eating at a Red Bird Feeder from Start to Finish
Example 5 - Beverage Glass Being Filled from Start to Finish
Which Type of Video is Best to Use?
If You Wish to Learn More about the Inexpensive FlickGraph Software, Please See the .pdf. Thanks!
About Susan Gast:
Born in Northern England, Susan emigrated to Florida with her parents back in 1980. She is married to a great guy, Alan, and together they adopted a fabulous Miniature Pinscher who pretty much runs the household and keeps them in check.
When she's not at the PC typing her heart out and getting cross-eyed, you can find her enjoying the sunshine and strolling the sandy beaches along Florida's Treasure Coast.
Food Dehydrating Made Easy!
Would you like to learn the ins and outs of food dehydrating and make sure your food pantry is fully-stocked year 'round - ? Would you like to have peace of mind as to where your next meal is coming from if and when a national disaster strikes, be it weather-related or man-made? If so, you're at the right place!
Susan has been involved in the food dehydrating industry since 2010 and has authored three books on the topic of food dehydrating... so you're in "good hands." She looks forward to sharing her knowledge of food dehydrating with you and making sure you and your family are well-fed - especially during tough times.
Cinemagraphs the Easy Way - Create Superb 'Living Photos'!
Food dehydrating isn't her only interest though. Susan thought it was time to share her knowledge of how to create affordable Cinemagraphs. Not only are they effective at procuring clicks on your favorite social site posts, they're lots of fun to make!
Cinemagraph Short Cut by Susan Gast
This is my first FREE course and it's a lite version of the above Cinemagraphs the Easy Way - Create Superb 'Living Photos'.
Reading and Writing
Susan loves to read and write and she also offers affordable proofreading services to fellow course instructors at reduced rates. You can reach Susan by private messaging her by clicking on her profile photo.
And in her downtime?
Susan loves learning from you guys and gals and enjoys taking YOUR Udemy courses!
Keep 'em coming!