The week is finally coming to a close and we'll soon be able to retreat into the safe haven that is our respective beds for a serious Netflix binge. But hey, you had a long week. We know that finding a perfectly looped GIF feels kinda like this:
So let's kick off the relaxation a little early with some super soothing GIFs. The following cinemagraphs were made by the Dutch GIF artist Floris Kloet. In an interview with Buzzfeed, Kloet shed some insight onto his work:
I started Tech Noir in the fall of 2011. I saw a gallery of cinemagraphs online and was totally mesmerized by them. I thought ‘I can totally do this’.
I started with a couple of shots and it was several weeks before I had developed the technique for creating them. In retrospect it was much harder than I thought it would be, but when I mastered the trick I was hooked. With every new cinemagraph I learned new tricks and made progress. Now I am creating cinemagraphs I never even thought possible.
After I watch a movie there are usually a couple of shots that stay with me. I try to create cinemagraphs from these shots to make them last forever.
The work might have been hard, Kloet, but we're extremely thankful for it! You've singlehandedly made my workday that much better and significantly lowered my stress level. Check out 35 of my favorites paired with a quote from the scene below:
1. La Dolce Vita (1960)
2. Weekend (1967)
'Ancient ocean, I lack the power to continue, I feel the moment has come to return to the brutal land of men. Let us make a supreme effort and, conscious of our duty, fulfill our destiny on this earth.'
3. Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
'The force is with you, young Skywalker, but you are not a Jedi yet.'
4. The Shining (1980)
'The site is supposed to be located on an Indian burial ground, and I believe they actually had to repel a few Indian attacks as they were building it.'
5. Die Hard (1988)
"Come out to the coast, we’ll get together, have a few laughs…"
6. My Neighbor Totoro (1988)
'Are you Totoro?'
7. Trainspotting (1996)
'You can't stay in here all day dreaming about heroin and Ziggy Pop.'
Kloet: Trainspotting is my most popular post by far. It went viral on Tumblr the minute I posted it nearly 3 years ago and it’s still going strong.
8. Good Will Hunting (1997)
'Unless you want to talk about you, who you are. Then I'm fascinated. I'm in. But you don't want to do that do you sport? You're terrified of what you might say. Your move, chief.'
9. Gattaca (1997)
'I made up my mind to resort to more extreme measures.'
10. Rushmore (1998)
'So you were in Vietnam? … Yeah. … Were you in the shit? … Yeah, I was in the shit.'
11. Fight Club (1999)
'Marla… the little scratch on the roof of your mouth that would heal if only you could stop tonguing it, but you can't.'
12. Le Fabuleux destin d’Amélie Poulain (2001)
'These are hard times for dreamers.'
13. Hero (2002)
'We stood facing each other for a long time, neither of us made a move, while our battle unfolded in the depths of our minds.'
14. Lost in Translation (2003)
'Lip my stockings!'
15. Napoleon Dynamite (2004)
'For a limited time only, Glamour Shots by Deb are 75% off.’
16. The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)
'Sorry about that. You caught me with one foot off the merry-go-round tonight.'
17. Marie Antoinette (2006)
'I wish I could go with you. … I should kidnap you.’
18. Atonement (2007)
'Dearest Cecilia. The story can resume.'
19. The Dark Knight (2008)
’Nothing. No matches on prints, DNA, dental. Clothing is custom, no labels. Nothing in his pockets but knives and lint. No name, no other alias.’
20. An Education (2009)
'If you never do anything, you never become anyone.'
21. Sumbarine (2010)
'I could feel the tension between Jordana and I start to slip away.'
22. The Runaways (2010)
'Joan Jett. The rock 'n' roll heart, street tough brunette.'
23. Melancholia (2011)
'Hold my hand. Close your eyes.'
24. Looper (2012)
'You can't take that thing out with a plough or something? … Uh-huh.’
Kloet: This Looper cinemagraph is special because it took me two days to get it right and it works perfectly.
25. Safety Not Guaranteed (2012)
‘The mission has been updated.’
26. Moonrise Kingdom (2012)
'This is our land!'
27. The Avengers (2012)
'Alright. Hey. Alright. Good job, guys. Let's just not come in tomorrow. Let's just take a day. Have you ever tried shawarma? There's a shawarma joint about two blocks from here. I don't know what it is, but I wanna try it.'
28. Her (2013)
'I’m trying to write a piece of music that’s about what it feels like to be on the beach with you right now. … I think you captured it.'
29. The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
‘But no touching.’
30. Snowpiercer (2013)
'When was the last time you were alone? You can't remember, can you? So please do. Take your time.'
31. The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
'For my dearest darling, treasured, cherished Agatha whom I worship. With respect, adoration, admiration, kisses, gratitude, best wishes, and love from Z to A.'
32. The Fault in Our Stars (2014)
'My love, I can not tell you how thankful I am, for our little infinity. You gave me a forever, within the numbered days. And for that I am… I am eternally grateful. I love you so much.'
33. Love at First Sight (2014)
'Next time, we'll be on the lookout.'
34. Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014)
'This rotten town, it soils everybody.'
35. Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
'I am Groot.'
According to Kloet, his hard work has seriously paid off:
At first there was no reaction at all, but the more I created the more people started following my blog. That number has been increasing ever since. And now it’s beginning to be a bit overwhelming! At this point my blog is opening doors I never knew existed in the first place. All the compliments, mentions and followers give me a lot of self confidence and creative energy. I am very grateful for that.
You've earned it, Floris Kloet! Keep up the incredible work.