This week Instagram introduced a new app, Boomerang, that allows you to create gifs and upload them to your feed. I love gifs and welcome this new app with open arms! I created a few different submissions this weekend for WHPboomerang but mostly had fun making them… as did my boys who wanted to see them over and over!
Here is the write up Instagram posted about this weekend’s hashtag project:
The goal this weekend is to use the new Boomerang from Instagram app to turn everyday moments into fun and creative videos, like this one from @jeffreyfever.
Here’s how to get started:
Look for moments with great energy or movement – like the sudden burst of a balloon popping or a friend doing a hilarious dance – and focus on capturing the peak moment of action.
Tap and hold your finger on your subject to lock the focus and exposure, then press record as your subject moves through your frame, or move the camera itself to add motion to your video.
Because Boomerang videos play back and forth on repeat, think of ways you might play tricks on the eye with your submissions – objects or people flying through the frame or seeming to defy gravity.
For more ideas and inspiration, and to learn more about Boomerang from Instagram, head to blog.instagram.com. Boomerang from Instagram is available for iOS in Apple’s App Store and for Android in Google Play.
PROJECT RULES: Please add the#WHPboomerang hashtag only to Boomerang videos taken over this weekend and only submit your own visuals to the project. Any tagged Boomerang video taken over the weekend is eligible to be featured Monday.