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Koji Vinyl - Motion Photograph by Bonvallet Koji Vinyl - Motion Photograph by Bonvallet
Here are the two photographs this GIF was based on:
Koji Vinyl 2 by BonvalletKoji Vinyl by Bonvallet

I've been seeing a lot of photographic looping GIFs lately so I thought I'd try my hand at making one. It's fairly challenging, but extremely satisfying once you get it to loop properly. So here it is! My first animated photograph.

Here is a detailed explanation of my process:

I recorded a 5 second video clip of the rotating record using a Nikon D90 in 720P Video Mode. I then imported the video into Adobe After Effects CS5 where I isolated the 42 frames that made up a complete rotation and exported them as a series of PNG images. I imported the first frame into Adobe Photoshop CS5 and activated a new action recording; actions allow me to make changes and record them so that I can repeat them again on other photos with the press of a single button. After finding the appropriate colour correction and lighting adjustments, I saved out the image and stopped the action recording. After this, I created a batch file process starting with the raw exported photos from the 42 frame loop. With batch processing, Photoshop opened each of the photos one by one and applied the action I had just recorded on all of them. After each photo had been saved out, I reimported them all into After Effects as a PNG animated sequence. I reopened the first frame in Photoshop and made a transparency mask over it so that the record player's head, arm, and image background, were the only things visible; everything else was transparent and feathered where the solid and opaque areas met. I imported this Photoshop image into After Effects and placed it over the entire animation. With this applied, the record spun continuously but the turntable's head and arm never moved. To make them move a little, I reduced the opacity from 100% on the first frame, to 0% on frame 9, and then back up to 100% by frame 30 after a small gap of 0% opacity in the middle. This allows the record player arm to move up and down briefly and then smoothly fade back to its starting position without a loop jump. Once this was complete I exported the layers as frames in PNG format. I imported the frames as layers in Photoshop and selected the Animation panel under the Window menu. On the right side of the panel I selected the menu option, "Make Layers Into Frames." After reducing the total clip duration to 42 frames, I selected File > Export for Web & Devices and exported the image sequence as an animated GIF at 800x450 pixels.

And that about sums it up!

Here is a downloadable desktop background:
Koji Vinyl Desktop Background by Bonvallet

My Reddit username is Chronoraven if you're looking for proof that this cinemagraph was made by him.
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:iconelectro-husky:
Electro-Husky Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Absolutely gorgeous!
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:iconbonvallet:
Bonvallet Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :3
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:iconelectro-husky:
Electro-Husky Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
hope you don't mind me posting it on tumblr, I gave credit of course 
it's just so beautiful
I love cinemagraphs :heart:
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:iconbonvallet:
Bonvallet Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
It's my most reposted work :P
Thanks.
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:iconelectro-husky:
Electro-Husky Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
haha
I always give credit~
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:iconkiokosakura:
kiokosakura Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014
excelente!
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:iconbonvallet:
Bonvallet Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Arindelle1 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013
Hi -- really like this.  I would really like to use this as part of a slide show/animation on my site. I'm really new to deviant art and if you are okay, do I follow this to credit you brokentutorials.deviantart.com… ?

I would embed the link into the slide to open here ?  fav.me/d428akr 

I also have a links page to sites with a thank you part that includes contributors ... wherein I could repeat the link and indicate where exactly your art is an even re-embed it if you like??

Its taking me some time but the site will be at www.snrDigital.com which basically will be  a "curational" and help site in the digital audio and computer audio domain in both French and English

Thanks in advance ... love your stuff

Steve from Paris aka Arindelle 
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:iconbonvallet:
Bonvallet Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much for taking an interest in my art and asking permission to use it as part of your website. I would appreciate it if the image was not used for anything like this, I apologize. :c
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banuelosEIGHTY7 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013
sick!
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:iconbonvallet:
Bonvallet Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks ^^
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:iconchrome001:
chrome001 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
feel great! thanks for sharing your nice GIF!
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:iconbonvallet:
Bonvallet Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for checking out my work!
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:iconlocalized:
Localized Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Perfection. The amount of work you put into this really shows.
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:iconbonvallet:
Bonvallet Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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:iconaiken-l:
aiken-L Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Student General Artist
I can stare at this for hours. LOL
Love it <3
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:iconbonvallet:
Bonvallet Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:icona-fotografi-arte:
A-Fotografi-Arte Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012   Photographer
Great work!!!
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:iconbonvallet:
Bonvallet Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you ^^
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:iconsamuelreis:
samuelreis Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
VERY VERY NICE!!!
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:iconbonvallet:
Bonvallet Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
THANK YOU!!!
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:iconon-the-fly:
On-The-Fly Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
haha, great reply.
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:icontdesigns-tdd:
tdesigns-tdd Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
SO AWESOME!
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:iconbonvallet:
Bonvallet Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks
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:icongold-rose:
gold-rose Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Your work is featured in my journal: [link] :heart:
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:iconbonvallet:
Bonvallet Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:icongnarlyrockerchick:
GnarlyRockerchick Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is really awesome.
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:iconbonvallet:
Bonvallet Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much!
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:icongnarlyrockerchick:
GnarlyRockerchick Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My pleasure [:
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:iconsmokecigarette:
SmokeCigarette Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012
Is so delicate and perfect!
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:iconbonvallet:
Bonvallet Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconsmokecigarette:
SmokeCigarette Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012
no problem! (;
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:iconburaktango:
buraktango Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
respect! two thumbs up!
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:iconbonvallet:
Bonvallet Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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:iconpheonix15:
Pheonix15 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is Awesome~! :D It makes me wish i could convert GIFs into video, id use this as my Dasktop background.
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:iconbonvallet:
Bonvallet Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Here you go! [link]
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:iconpheonix15:
Pheonix15 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:D A happy person, i am. You're awesome~!
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:iconbonvallet:
Bonvallet Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
;D No problemo
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:iconmadam-lara-croft:
madam-lara-croft Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
sorry... had to comment again =p
ITS LIKE WATCHING A NEVER ENDING MOVIE.. LOVE IT!
amazing smoothness!!!
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:iconbonvallet:
Bonvallet Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much for the kind comments! :D
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:iconmadam-lara-croft:
madam-lara-croft Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is ABSOLUTELY AMAZING :#1:
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:iconpurpose87:
purpose87 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011  Professional Artist
can i use this for my avatar picture ? this is sick !!!!!!!
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:iconbonvallet:
Bonvallet Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Sure! Make sure to credit me ^^
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:iconpurpose87:
purpose87 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011  Professional Artist
ill have it in my signature below my messages if thats okay

be sure to check out my hip hop instrumentals below mixtape
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:iconbonvallet:
Bonvallet Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Sounds awesome~ Thank you so much :D
I'll definitely check out your work.
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:icondans-design:
Dans-Design Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice smooth animation, and thanks for including the method you used, that will come in great use. :thanks:
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:iconbonvallet:
Bonvallet Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Of course! Thanks for looking at my work and writing such a nice comment! :D
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:iconconvallie:
convallie Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
can I use it as a webcam? Please please please!
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:iconbonvallet:
Bonvallet Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
As long as you credit me, sure. ^^
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Holunder Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011
you're featured in my journal :heart: [link]
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