I'm not a Luminary, but Giulio Sciorio is and his animated portraits put a smile on my face every time. You're looking at a still image and all of a sudden it just moves. While it catches you off guard, it also stays in your memory.
When Giulio did his first guest post here in Luminary Corner, I loved the example he gave of how he animates an image. The concept became even easier to do with any one of several LUMIX cameras. (We all have our favorites!)
As Giulio wrote: "Shooting with a camera that is designed for both still and motion I can finally shoot video with the heart and soul of a still photograph. I’m not making movies remember, I’m simply shooting a few clips of video with each setup. Using a hybrid camera like the GH3/GH4 that has a true live view of exposure and focus (other mirrorless cameras simulate the live view) I don’t have to guess what the photo/video is going to look like."
...and if you're into storytelling and combining still images and video, check out the contest. The grand prize includes Panasonic's GH3 with a 20 mm lens - the perfect tool to help you add animation to your skill set!
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