Today I woke up deciding that it was time to tackle a choice assignment or two, but wasn’t sure yet what I was going to do. This spring, I came across a new (or at least hybrid) form of media called a cinemagraph (examples here) in an ad for a phone app and I promptly downloaded the app and pulled some of my graphic design students away from their work to be my subjects. We had fun playing with it, but as expected, in order to unlock the full functionality (like exporting without a water-mark), you had to pay for the full app. I thought today would be a good day to experiment with creating one in Photoshop, so I watched a tutorial video and then asked my kids if they wanted to help me with a little project by playing in the sprinkler. I captured a bunch of video of them running around and playing in the sprinkler, but this was really the only one that worked for the project. I think in order to improve the next time I make one of these, I should try something simpler where most of the scene is still, and the movement doesn’t overlap what is supposed to be still.