In April of 2005 Doug Richardson had the idea for what is commonly referred to as a Cinemagraph or Cinemagraphs and started the technology from scratch which is now used worldwide. He has since obtained4 U.S. Patent Nos. 7,388,587, 7,629,977, 8,035,644, 8,487,939 and has one open App. 14/262,947 (dated April 2005).
In May of 2005 I (Doug Richardson) began his first shoot using a Canon EOS D30.
The first 'publication' was on the 2005 home page for Land Rover Austin and shot in downtown Austin Tx.
Doug Richardson invented and holds 4 U.S. Patent Nos. 7,388,587, 7,629,977, 8,035,644, 8,487,939 Open App. 14/262,947 for the type of video known as a Cinemagraph. "Cinegif/Doug Richardson recently created three really cool Cinemagraphs for Kerbey Lane Cafe. Cinegif puts a lot of energy and passion into his projects – and they turned out great! The cinemagraphs he created for Kerbey Lane Cafe were a big hit on our social media platforms!" -Amanda, Director of Marketing, Kerbey Lane Cafe
"This is awesome! It helps paint a picture of behind the scenes for our guests and they love it!"
- Noodle Company