These childish feelings
The days we laughed together happily
I hope we come to treasure them
I'll become just a little grown up
Surpassing the me that wants to be just like you
To connect to you
To reach you
lyrics from Kimi ni Todoke OP 1 by Tomofumi Tanizawa
A cosplay cinemagraph of Shouta Kazehaya
and Sawako Kuronuma
from the shoujo series Kimi ni Todoke
by Karuho Shiina.
Photographed by Sandra Dans
, post-processed animated by Jin (me) *behindinfinity
I'm not usually one for shoujo series, but a friend recommended it to me because she felt I would like it. She was right; there was a lot about it that I could relate to. It gave me a new sense of appreciation for certain things in my life. And gah, the characters are just really endearing!
This is a little intermission from my previous uploads. I'm not even quite done posting the Kuroshitsuji set, hahah.
Until I can finish posting the other series, here is a photo from yesterday. We were visiting a friend who lives near La Mesa Ecopark, so we went there to check the place out and try shooting there.
One of the things I wanted to try out was making cinemagraphs not quite a video clip nor an entirely animated GIF, but a little more than a regular still photo. It was a challenge, but I thoroughly enjoyed the process.
We'll definitely do more of these in future shoots! I need more practice.
I had been considering doing something of this sort for a while, given my interest in cinematography and tinkering with animation. The closest I have come is my profile photo on the left side of my Tumblr page
, but that was a video capture. I found the drive to finally try it out properly after seeing Jamie
's cinemagraphs on her blog. It's purely coincidental that her Tumblr name "From Me To You" is a phrase that is also used for the english translation of the cosplay we chose to shoot Kimi ni Todoke (From Me To You, Reaching You).
If this somehow manages to reach Ms. Jamie You are beautiful, and thank you from all of us for the inspiration! Facebook | Twitter | Tumblr | Online Store