In this cinemagraph I made an image of my dog with her tail wagging. I picked to create an image of this because my dog is pretty photogenic, so it wasn't difficult to get a picture and video of her and the video of her tail moving looks fairly smooth when looped in a gif.
In this cinemagraph I am sitting in a chair turning pages in a book. I figured that this image would look really cool when it is looped the pages appear to continue to be turned infinitely, but the thickness of the book remains the same. It also features my dog again.
What I found most difficult about this project was finding a way to keep my phone still while filming these actions. I also found it difficult to find a particular action that would be easy to cut out of a video and blend with a picture. So if I were to recommend anything to someone doing this project in the future it would be to use a tripod or something similar if you can and to pick a very simple movement that's easy to cut out of a video.