Moving Photographs, sometimes called, Cinemagraphs, Flixels, Motion Photography, Hybrid Photography, Animated Photography, Motion Gifs etc… I create 4K video clips shot as moving photographs.
Why Moving Photos?
Social ads using cinemagraphs lead to significantly higher increases in engagement on social media. On Twitter, Microsoft advertisements featuring cinemagraphs saw an increase of 110% compared to the 1.96% increase in engagement generated by advertisements using still photos.
Facebook engagement rates increase by 85% with cinemagraph social ads, versus the 0.83% increase on still image ads.
Auto-looping & auto-playing video make Instagram the perfect platform for cinemagraphs.
I approach video from a stills perspective using a small crew and photographic camera package. Most jobs can be shot in a single day with one day of post production.
“I love how she’s like ‘no big deal. Just a hoop on fire, watch me work it’ BRILLIANT. I may have watched this far too many times.”
Brita Turner / @sirenoftherock
“If I had to say what gave ikan an edge in 2009, I would say it was Michael Britt’s Collision Conference. By participating in Collision Conference, we were able to stand shoulder to shoulder with some of the leading companies and the brightest minds of the HDSLR revolution.”
Clint Milby / Owner/CEO Milby Media
“Hey Michael … really enjoyed your talk on Hybrid 4K/DSLR today at the Palm Springs Photo Festival … thanks!.”
Jon Norris / @jonnorrisphotog
Who Am I?
As an expert in my field, I’ve been a featured speaker at prestigious photo events in the US and Australia, most recently teaching 4K Cinemagraph creation at the Palm Springs Photo Festival and the Digital Signage Expo. I wrote the guide that shipped with Adobe Lightroom 1.0, created the first conference about DSLR Video, and co-wrote a textbook for collegiate photo departments that was published in 9 countries and in 7 languages. My fine art is represented in Los Angeles by the Gloria Delson Contemporary Arts Gallery where my solo exhibit “In Flux” showcased surreal cityscapes of Downtown LA that were hung geographically based on GPS coordinates. I am honored to be one of the Sony Artisans of Imagery.
PDN Panel at Palm Springs Photo Festival 2016 Image courtesy of Marc Weisberg