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July 5, 2011 1:14 PM   Subscribe

Beer Brewing Cinemagraphs from Dogfish Head brewery and NYTimes. Sam Calagione of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery and the duo that popularized the term "cinemagraph" share some moving pictures chronicling parts of the brewing (and juice-making) process. More cinemagraphs at this repository, and in other food-related cinemagraphy on the gilt taste category headers.
posted by CharlesV42 (26 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite

 
I just put on a new batch last night, thanks for this!
posted by Joe Chip at 1:28 PM on July 5, 2011


remind me again what's the difference between a "cinemagraph" and an "animated GIF"?

also does it have anything to do with cinnamon buns?
posted by Jon_Evil at 1:31 PM on July 5, 2011


The number-one request at Dogfish Head is gluten-free beer?
posted by box at 1:31 PM on July 5, 2011


Man I love those cinemagraphs.
posted by wemayfreeze at 1:32 PM on July 5, 2011 [1 favorite]


remind me again what's the difference between a "cinemagraph" and an "animated GIF"?

Distance makes anything classy

posted by The Whelk at 1:33 PM on July 5, 2011 [1 favorite]


Jon_Evil: remind me again what's the difference between a "cinemagraph" and an "animated GIF"?

Where most GIFs are hindered by the limited color palette and are often rendered as cartoons, these are intended to be moving photographs (previously).
posted by filthy light thief at 1:36 PM on July 5, 2011


Similar in spirit to Robert Wilson's Voom Portraits
posted by The Whelk at 1:37 PM on July 5, 2011


Yeah, as neat as I think they are, there's a reason I didn't call them "inventors". It's a restrained use of an existing technology in a technique that's somewhat more editorial. Plus, beer's good.
posted by CharlesV42 at 1:40 PM on July 5, 2011


remind me again what's the difference between a "cinemagraph" and an "animated GIF"?

It's an animated JPEG? Either way, it's creepy and seemingly desperate, and I only see it in movies about magic where a child is looking at a picture of their parents.
posted by notion at 1:43 PM on July 5, 2011


Direct link to the Dogfish Head cinemagraphs.

And their food cinemagraphs are going beyond the limits of GIFs, utilizing WebM formatting for higher quality looping video than is permitted through GIFs.
posted by filthy light thief at 1:44 PM on July 5, 2011 [1 favorite]


@John: Only the amount of pretension
posted by blackfly at 2:01 PM on July 5, 2011


I was also going to say something snarky about gifs, but those were really neat to show the different parts of the process. I especially liked that one strawberry that kept falling on the floor.
posted by Joe Chip at 2:11 PM on July 5, 2011 [1 favorite]


I really enjoyed last year's Discovery Channel television series Brew Masters featuring Sam Calagione of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery.
posted by ericb at 2:12 PM on July 5, 2011




This reminds me of the magical portraits of Harry Potter.
posted by grouse at 2:32 PM on July 5, 2011


only see it in movies about magic where a child is looking at a picture of their parents.

And Blade Runner.
posted by Mister Moofoo at 2:32 PM on July 5, 2011 [1 favorite]


I like these. Now I want a LCD picture frame that can display them, and go full HP.

It'd be great if these were easier to make than they probably are... I can imagine a lot of settings where a full video is kind of a pain to watch, but some motion would be interesting and useful.
posted by BungaDunga at 2:36 PM on July 5, 2011


The world of cinemagraphs is a breezy one, if not outright windy.
posted by Pruitt-Igoe at 2:37 PM on July 5, 2011 [4 favorites]


For more Sam goodness, the (generally uneven) movie Beer Wars has a nice profile of him and Dogfish Head. He's a fun guy who genuinely loves his craft and the world he's made for himself. It's on netflix streaming.
posted by CharlesV42 at 3:58 PM on July 5, 2011


This guy has to be the world's best self-promoter
posted by crayz at 3:59 PM on July 5, 2011 [2 favorites]


Well I think this idea has legs, but this dude makes images that look like Myst or some other "find this tiny lever and click it" exploration game from the 90s. It just looks too flat and fake and creepy really to be good.
posted by seanmpuckett at 4:13 PM on July 5, 2011


I love it when cinemagraphs are super-subtle. A few of these accomplish that, but none are as remotely as sublime or adorable as this.
posted by schmod at 4:14 PM on July 5, 2011 [2 favorites]


Wait not to be that guy but how are these better than just a still photo except that they got it posted h

oh
posted by The Bridge on the River Kai Ryssdal at 4:45 PM on July 5, 2011


I loved reading about the beer, but those cinemagraphs were a bit creepy. That first one (in the first link) where Sam Calagione fondled over and over in perpetuity made me strangely uncomfortable.
posted by slogger at 5:06 AM on July 6, 2011


Loved the edutainment animated beer process, did not enjoy the pointless dancing kitchen hipsters. Sorry, schmod.
posted by Mooseli at 7:43 AM on July 6, 2011


Put me down for the creeped out faction. These actually remind me of the nightmare vignettes in The Cell.
posted by anotherkate at 1:32 AM on July 7, 2011


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