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Cinemagram: The Next Instagram?

By Beth Dreher

The next big thing in smart phone photography could be Cinemagram, a free iPhone app (the Android version is coming soon) that allows you to easily combine photo and video to create a new kind of hybrid image.

Shoot a 2-to-3-second video of, say, kids playing in a fountain, then use the app to mark the portion of the video you want to be in motion. The rest will be frozen, and the final product, a cine (pronounced “cinnie”) looks like a photograph with animation.

Eerie, weird, creative cines have been featured on Designboom,  Mashable, and more, but my favorite examples are on the Cinemagram tumblr. Don’t miss “Remix,” a cine that loops the serpentine movements of equalizers on a sound board.