I recently joined this ultra nifty animated gif group on Flickr (be sure to click on the “view all sizes” link at the top of each image to see the animation on Flickr). Animated gifs are an art form that is slowly tapering off in popularity, but they provide a really rad effect. I equate it to the Polaroid film of online media. Totally lo-fi but some how simultaneously geeky. And they are super easy to make. The one pictured above creates a stereoscopic illusion by shifting camera angles slightly between a left right and center position all about 6 ” apart. You can make animated gifs in photoshop or with any of a number of other programs.
Here is a good animated gif tutorial for Photoshop. There are plenty of others out there. Simply Google “your program” + “animated gif tutorial” … duh!Contact