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Cinemagrams: make artsy or creepy gifs with your iPhone

Cinemagrams: make artsy or creepy gifs with your iPhone

One of my favorite apps in the past couple months for my iPhone has been Cinemagr.am (FYI: This is not a plug!). It’s an obvious derivative inspired by both Instagram and artsy gif images or “cinemagraphs,” which I’ve previously blogged about here, that have proliferated all over the Internet. However, as these 20 examples collected by BuzzFeed demonstrates, it’s a pretty fun app. Here are a few that I’ve made in the past.

The key to viral success: Lose your expensive electronics

The key to viral success: Lose your expensive electronics

how to lose $2400 in 24 seconds from Kurtis Hough on Vimeo.

The spread and adoption of online social networks over the past few years have been accompanied by a rise of instances of vigilant members of those communities virally coming together to help one of their own, in this case recovering stolen goods (typically some form of personal consumer electronics that originates from Cupertino). Earlier this year Josh Kaufman’s Apple MacBook stolen from his Oakland apartment. With the help of a laptop tracking software that he had installed, Josh was able to remotely access his stolen computer and its built-in camera to snap photos of the thief himself. With this information in hand, he opened a Tumblr called This Guy Has My MacBook where he chronicled his attempts to recover his laptop. It received minimal attention until Josh tweeted it at which point it organically blew up where the story and his Tumblr virally spread like wildfire. The ensuing press eventually forced the city police into action and Josh was able to reunite with his MacBook.

Similarly, Massachusetts college student Mark Bao used another tracking app on his stolen MacBook Air which he used to grab and tweet this video of the thief recording himself pop and lock dancing (LOL!).

Working Nikon camera aka best Halloween costume ever

Working Nikon camera aka best Halloween costume ever

Making of the Camera Costume from Tyler Card on Vimeo.

Michigan-based photographer Tyler Card took his craft to the next (and very literal) level with a Halloween costume that should be submitted to Make’s Halloween costume contest. With the help of Adam Barr, Tyler built this life-size costume of a Nikon D3 DSLR camera, which is impressive in and of itself, but what makes it mind-blowing is that it’s a fully functional, working camera with a “LCD display, built-in flash, and shutter-release button.”

A pictoral guide to avoiding camera loss

A pictoral guide to avoiding camera loss

Predating the (fake) “cute girl who quits job on a dry eraseboard” which hit a collective nerve and went rapidly viral earlier this summer is this funny “pictoral guide to avoiding camera loss” by Andrew McDonald, which he claims he keeps on his digital camera to ensure its proper return to the owner if it’s…

FULL FRONTAL FASHION highlights

FULL FRONTAL FASHION highlights

Illustration inspired by the Chris Benz Fall/Winter 2010 collection, by Danny Roberts Think of this as your FULL FRONTAL FASHION cliff notes. Get an up-close look at legendary photographer Bert Stern as his brand-new spring 2010 campaign for Club Monaco launches. Don’t miss the latest illustrations from artist Danny Roberts, inspired by New York Fashion…