Tech Noir is a blog that features a growing gallery of captivating animated gifs created exclusively from movies. There are countless memorable scenes throughout film history but sometimes all it takes to move an audience is one visually stunning moment. Tech Noir captures those moments in an endless loop of isolated motion.
Like the astounding cinemagraphs of Jamie Beck and Kevin Burg, these “living movie stills” (as Tech Noir likes to call them) exhibit a remarkable appreciation for the subtleties in any given moment. In some cases it may be a roaring fire, engulfing the room around an unwavering Sid and Nancy, and at other times it’s the understated shifting of one’s eyes when reading text. In either example, there is a brilliant blend of stillness and movement that makes it hard to look away.
Be sure to look closely at some of the gifs. They may appear as though they’re frozen, but the movement is actually very subtle. (In case you’re having trouble figuring out what’s moving in the Drive gif, below, keep an eye on the actress’s breathing.)
Sid and Nancy
Fantastic Mr. Fox
V for Vendetta
10 Things I Hate About You
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off