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February 29, 2012 11:34 AM   Subscribe

My Favourite Childhood Nightmares: Marcel Meyer creates haunting cinemagraphs.

A making-of short is available here.

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posted by quin (7 comments total) 16 users marked this as a favorite

 
Wow, those are unsettling yet really good.
posted by Kitteh at 11:46 AM on February 29, 2012


Nice. The whole 3 frame thing is real played out but these I like a lot.
posted by nathancaswell at 11:49 AM on February 29, 2012 [1 favorite]


Nice. The whole 3 frame thing is real played out but these I like a lot.
posted by nathancaswell at 1:49 PM on February 29 [+] [!]


Whole lot of NSFW on that link....
posted by WinnipegDragon at 12:02 PM on February 29, 2012


It's my understanding that If We Don't, Remember Me was one of the pioneers (if not the pioneer) in this new field of beautiful animated gifs. It's hard to make a comparison between IWDRM and Meyer's work because all of IWDRM comes from movie frames and Meyer is creating new content. I have to say that even though Meyer's imagery is great I really dislike the back-and-forth looping that he's done, where balloons stop and reverse in midair. I think he could take some pointers from IWDRM.

Having said that, the very first image of the bushes rustling loops well and evokes in me a lot of emotion so I consider it a winner.
posted by komara at 12:09 PM on February 29, 2012 [2 favorites]


Not enough abandoned buildings, peeling wallpaper and assorted debris for these to resemble my nightmares.
posted by LN at 12:14 PM on February 29, 2012


Whole lot of NSFW on that link....

Whoops, I forget about things like that as I work in a boob friendly field. Boobs on page 4 everyone, boobs on page 4.
posted by nathancaswell at 12:21 PM on February 29, 2012 [1 favorite]


This is great. It really incorporates the cinematograph thing very, very well (particularly in, say, this one) where you know that some part of the image is moving and you don't see it right away so you're poring over every detail watching for motion and when you see it it's terrifying.
posted by shakespeherian at 9:12 PM on February 29, 2012


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