Cinemagraphs: State Fair moments in motion

This is a cool new way to see the Minnesota State Fair in a way you never have, through a format called cinemagraph. These animated GIFs created by MPR are made by combining video and still photos, isolating selective movements in each frame.
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This is a cool new way to see the Minnesota State Fair in a way you never have, through a format called cinemagraph. These animated GIFs created by MPR are made by combining video and still photos, isolating selective movements in each frame.

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