Check out “Gif of the Day” – We hope it’s a Hit!

We’re understandably excited about the current resurgence of popularity that the animated .gif is experiencing. Whether it’s the high-end “Cinemagraph“, or the edgier, more familiar animated .gif that’s been in use for a while – we’re all for promoting the medium as a whole. With that in mind, we’ve launched our “Gif of the Day” site. Every day we’ll be posting a new animated .gif, selected from a variety of different sources. Some will be ours, some will be from our friends who also create animated .gifs, and some may even be from you, if you send us your work to post! (we will give you full credit)  So put it on your “to do” list – go to www.gifoftheday.wordpress.com and check it out. Just think of it as our “Gif” to you…we’re hoping it will be a hit.

Round Rock Express Player Gets a Hit

Round Rock Express Player Gets a Hit

Speaking of “Hits” – this is a “Cinemagraph”-style animated .gif that Cinegif inventor and founder Doug Richardson created. Even at 600 pixels wide, and manipulated to freeze all motion but the batter hitting and running to first base, the file size of this Cinegif is only 439 Kb! Yes that’s Kilobytes! That means a file small enough to be extremely portable, that will open and play instantly in email, on web pages, banner ads or in blogs! Go to our website and sign up for a free trial to create your own Cinegif.

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“The time has come,” the Walrus said…

No, we’re not going to speak  “Of shoes and ships and sealing wax – Of cabbages and kings…” – but we are going to salute the creative genius of Lewis Carroll .The walrus and The Carpentr Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1865) and Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There (1872) are both well into their second centuries in print, yet still captivate readers of all ages. More importantly, they made audiences look at an old medium in a new way. Carroll took the staid, comfortable, predictable world of children’s literature, turned it on its ear, populated it with wildly different – if not outright insane – characters…and made literary history.

We think the amazing re-birth of the animated GIF is similar in it’s ability to have an impact on all types of audiences. We’re so confident in the game-changing nature of our technology, that just for visiting our website, signing up for a free trial and creating a Cinegif, you’ll be automatically entered in The Ultimate Cinegif Creators’ Contest for a chance to win a great package of camera gear! Some lucky Cinegif creator will win a new SONY NEX-7 digital Camera, a Fotodiox LED Lighting Kit, and a very trick Manfrotto monopod with a fluid-dampened head – all together valued at over $1,900!  No Purchase is Necessary – go to www.cinegif.com/contest for the contest rules, terms and conditions. But you need to act now, because this contest ends on April 30, 2012, at the stroke of midnight! What are you waiting for?  “The Time Has Come…”. Make the world your oyster through the power of Quality Video Anywhere!