You likely have seen more than your share of animated GIFs over time on the internet. These GIFs (Graphic Interchange Format) is a file format used for images and there is the ability with a GIF to take a series of still images and package them together to make an animated GIF, suc h as the animated email GIF here:
GIFs have been used on websites as they load quickly (due to the fact they are not animated video - just a specific part of the image changes so it takes less bandwidth or less information has to be transferred to your computer screen to view the animation)
Well get ready for a whole new look - thanks to photographer Jamie Beck and motion graphics artist Kevin Burg, who have taken animated GIFs to a whole new, creative level! Their photography blog 'From Me To You' shows several of their creations, which apparently take as much as a full day to edit or 'just' a few hours. As Time's TechLand Blogger Giles Turnbull puts it, it reminds one of the eerie moving photos we saw in the newspaper and magazines in the Harry Potter movies.
Check out these images (I particularly enjoyed the 4th and 5th images down on the page: the busy street scene with one moving image, a person turning the newspaper pages, and the cake batter rippling into the baking tin.