Building a Better GIF

August 27, 2013

By Conor Risch

© Jamie Beck & Kevin Burg

A photograph from a shoot Jamie Beck and Kevin Burg recently did with model Edythe Hughes for her foundation, Project Model Tee. Check out Cinemagraphs created by Beck and Burg at the bottom of this article.

A few years ago graphic artist Kevin Burg began experimenting with the GIF file format, cutting movie footage in different ways and posting the results on his Tumblr. The social-blogging platform’s file-size limit meant there was only so much motion one could get into a GIF before it became too large to share. In response, Burg began isolating the moving...

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