“... marketers are increasingly experimenting with new visual tricks and gimmicks designed to make consumers stop and take notice, ... Cinemagraphs ... as animated GIF images to ... other social networks”
-Wall Street Journal
“Now they’re increasingly being used in paid advertising …. Recognizing the growing interest in cinemagraphs, ... including them in the ads they buy across the social network.”
-Wall Street Journal
“There's one such creative format that is … catching on as the digital world's equivalent of the glossy magazine ad: cinemagraphs.”
Samples of some of our users. We can produce a Cinemagraph for you...just contact us.
"This is awesome! It helps paint a picture of behind the scenes for our guests and they love it!"
- Noodle Company
In May of 2005 I had an idea headed to a photo shoot in Dallas Tx...
The first 'publication' was on the home page for Land Rover Austin and shot in downtown Austin Tx. This version has had color changes. Here is a link to the original.
Prominent Fortune 100 companies are using the technology on Many different Social Media, Email Campaigns and Web Design.
How to make your own using our software cloud.
Use our motion isolation tools to create cinemagraphs from video footage or from a series of still images. Our patented technology creates the highest quality compressed animated GIFs in the industry.
About the Founder Doug Richardson
Doug Richardson started as a professional sports photographer in 1998 and over time his style of rapid sequential photos of the same athlete gave him the idea for a video technique now commonly known as a Cinemagraph in 2005.
Filed provisional patent app.
Made Cinemagraphs for Jaguar Land Rover Austin and online media advertising.
Started Emailfilm Technology, Inc. (dba Cinegif Inc.)
Filed for patent 7,629,977 and CIP apps.
Cinegif made Cinemagraphs to increase click through rates (CTR) for the Automobile Industry Honda, Toyota,Lexus, Nissan and other Industries including Nursing, Healthcare, Banking, Credit Card, Jewelry and Online Dating.
Worked with Outsell.com, Datran.com, Adknowledge.com and many others.
Issued three patents (7,388,587 7,629,977 and 8,035,644)
Filed two more CIP applications
Continued making Cinemagraphs for Real Estate, Automotive and Advertising Industries.
Began to notice other users of the Cinegif technology by video producers.
Found producers of software, apps and devices sold that used and included the Cinegif technology.
Issued forth patent (8,487,939)
Filed Cont. and CIP applications.
Cinegif Cinemagraph Cloud software became available as subscription.
Cinegif had notable customers such as John Deere, Canon Canada, Mashable, Kraft, The Integer Group and Starwood Resorts.