Cinemagraphs the Easy Way - Create Superb 'Living Photos'
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Cinemagraphs the Easy Way - Create Superb 'Living Photos'

Take this Cinemagraph Course—get More Clicks on Social & Marketing Posts. Inexpensive software is Fun & Easy to Use!
4.5 (9 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
1,022 students enrolled
Created by Susan Gast
Last updated 3/2017
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Includes:
  • 44 mins on-demand video
  • 8 Articles
  • 6 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • At the end of my course, you will have learned how easy it is to create stunning Cinemagraphs using inexpensive software.
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Requirements
  • Have a desire to create living photos without the hassle of expensive hard-to-use software
Description

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. 

  • No monthly recurring fees. Pay once, use it for life.
  • No need to have expensive data going back and forth to the cloud; the software and files you create reside right on your computer. Don't worry about internet outages or slow speeds.

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 ...

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for those who wish to learn how to create Cinemagraphs quicky and affordably for use in their social posts and marketing efforts.
  • Photography lovers
  • Video creators who want to learn something new and exciting
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Curriculum For This Course
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Your Cinemagraph-Making Journey Begins Right Here!
2 Lectures 01:11

Meet Susan as she showcases her Multi Color Fountain Cinemagraph!

Preview 00:29

A Very Brief Introduction to Cinemagraphs

Preview 00:42
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Cinemagraph Basics
2 Lectures 03:42

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!

What Works - Software - Tools Introduction
00:38

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.

Preview 03:04
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Software Used to Create Stunning Cinemagraphs
1 Lecture 03:41

This video introduces you to the FlickGraph platform.

And the Software of Choice Is ...
03:41
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How to Import Your Video Into the Software
1 Lecture 02:42

Learn How to Open and/or Import a Video File or Existing 'xxx.cnmgr' Project File into the FlickGraph Software

How to Import A Video
02:42
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Select Which Portion of a Video is Best
1 Lecture 04:00

Selecting Which Portion of a Video is Best to Use Takes Time and Patience, and a Bit of Trial and Error!

Preview 04:00
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Learning the Tool Differences within the Software Program
3 Lectures 07:17

Two Examples of How 'Reverse' and 'Bouncing' Produces Pleasing Results in a Cinemagraph

Using "Reverse" and "Bounce" Effectively
02:36

Using the Opacity and Smoothness Tools - Use the Default Settings First, to Get Comfortable!

Using the Opacity and Smoothness Tools
02:38

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.

Using the Cropping Tool to Your Advantage
02:03
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Using a Watermark and Why It's Important
1 Lecture 01:56

If You Wish to Learn More about Camtasia 9 and Watermarks, Please See the .pdf. Thanks!

Protecting Your IP: Using a Watermark and How to Create One
01:56
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How to Export a Cinemagraph
3 Lectures 06:33

Brief Discussion on the Differences Between .MP4 and .GIF files. Which is Best Suited for Cinemagraphs?

The Important Differences between .MP4 and .GIF files
02:40

What Do You Know About .GIFs and .MP4s?

What Do You Know About .GIFs and .MP4s?
1 question

See How Easy it is to Export Your Cinemagraph from FlickGraph as an .MP4 file

Exporting Your Cinemagraph as an .MP4 file
02:21

See How Easy it is to Export Your Cinemagraph from FlickGraph as a .GIF file

Exporting Your Cinemagraph as a .GIF file
01:32
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Fun Cinemagraph Examples
6 Lectures 16:45

This is just a quick chat about the examples coming up!

A quick chat about the Examples coming up ...
00:31

Example 1 - Les Miserables from Start to Finish

Example 1 - Les Miserables Show
02:48

Example 2 - Smoking Chimney Tops from Start to Finish

Example 2 - Smoking Chimney Tops
03:55

Example 3 - Barge on the River Seine from Start to Finish

Example 3 - Barge on River Seine
02:45

Example 4 - Bird Eating at a Red Bird Feeder from Start to Finish

Example 4 - Bird Eating at Red Bird Feeder
03:23

Example 5 - Beverage Glass Being Filled from Start to Finish

Example 5 - Beverage Glass Being Filled
03:23

Which Type of Video is Best to Use?

Which Type of Video is Best to Use?
1 question
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Make a Nice Monthly Income Selling Your Cinemagraphs
1 Lecture 01:29

If You Wish to Learn More about the Inexpensive FlickGraph Software, Please See the .pdf. Thanks!

Earn a Monthly Side Income from Doing What You Love!
01:29
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About the Instructor
Susan Gast
4.4 Average rating
129 Reviews
4,204 Students
5 Courses
Cinemagraph Designer; Food Dehydrating Guru; Course Creator

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.


Her Courses:

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!