A few years ago I saw something epic, and I remember thinking: “What kind of witchcraft is this? ??”. I was thrilled when I realised a 9 second loop grabbed my attention for 3 minutes. Damn, that's powerful! Even research showed that a landing page with a cinemagraph could increase visitor’s stay on that page 5% to 15%. So yeah, here’s some info and tutorials.
You have three possibilities:
Now it's time to learn how to make this beauty. Usually, tutorials use professional footage and when you try it with your video it sucks. That's why I used 2 pro videos and 2 amateur videos.
Pro video, perfect cinemagraph, easy to make, no mistakes in progress. Like a boss!
Pro video, almost perfect cinemagraph (damn you, wind), cinemagraph with flaws. Like a yawn of a seal elephant.
Amateur video, perfect cinemagraph, why can't it be pretty like pro videos? ?
Amateur video, total fail — this is the reason why the tripod is a must. Hands just can't stay perfectly still.